Maiden Voyage

How does one start a blog?
I always wondered this as I read many during my long days at home as a SAHM.  With no one to talk to during the day except two kids under 7, the adult conversation was a little lacking.  So those unknown writers out in the WWW kept me company.
I find I now have a lot of time on my hands since the move, so I want to document my experience while living here in South Africa.  Not only for myself, but for all the friends and family who can't enjoy the experience with me.  We have traveled halfway around the world again, this time to South Africa for a job assignment.  For those of you reading this who don't know our family of four has moved before, this will be the second international assignment we've taken and this time to a much more foreign destination than the one before. 
Hopefully this will be an interesting and informative record of our time here.
We have been in country for almost 4 weeks now and apart from the weather, and the whole driving on the wrong side of the road thing (again!) it is remarkably like the US.  That's not to say that there aren't differences, obviously back home it would be cooler as they head into fall, and here its near balmy as they coast into summer, but the amount of sunlight is fantastic and dawn comes much earlier due to the lack of DST.  Anyone who suffers from SADD should just move out here, no need for UV lights.
The people are friendly and enough people speak English that its not impossible to communicate. (phew! my ability to learn new languages has slowed considerably since school days) 
I will try my best not to be another stagnant blog out there in the ether, but who knows when something interesting might or might not happen, one would think that with two kids and 4 pets there would be enough mayhem for several posts a day.  But you never know about these things.  So, if you are still with me, welcome.  I hope you stick around for a while.

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