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My First Year Living Abroad in Abu Dhabi

March 2022 marked my first year living and working abroad from the US.  It has definitely been one of those years that did not feel like a year.  It could be all the change or the challenging new work, but regardless I have fully enjoyed my time in Abu Dhabi.  Let me go over some of the highlights for this past year and hint at some of the things I hope to experience during year two. A new city, country, and cultures were the first experiences I had this past year.  I can honestly look back with 20/20 hindsight and…

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Here is what you missed on……

It has been a while so I guess we can pretend I went on winter break or something. You know like when sitcoms go on break and when they return the do the previously on part at the beginning. Well, this blog is going to be like that but the blog posts only happened in my head. I realized that if I used social media more that these are all things that would have been posted there, but I don’t, so they weren’t. So, brace yourself while I do my best to catch up.

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Family of 3 Becomes Family of 4!

We got a dog! If you thought it was something else than you clearly don’t know me very well. One and done parents right here. Anyway, we went to the Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter a few days ago and Tyler just fell in love with a Husky mix. He really started liking Siberian Huskies over a year ago when he had a class assignment about them. Every time I would see a video of a Husky doing something cute and slightly annoying, I would show him so he could see how talkative and annoying they could be. I thought I…

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Random Observations Part II

It is now November and the weather is still taunting me. There have been some lovely mornings and evenings but the past few days of humidity have made me bitter. It is very confusing to have the temperature in the morning be in the 70’s but not be able to enjoy it because the humidity is also in the 70’s. I still see the light at the end of the tunnel though, there a few days this coming week that the high temperatures are predicated to be in the 80’s. Hopefully, the humidity goes into hibernation so we can actually enjoy the lower temperatures on a regular basis. So please, enjoy as best you can, your Fall weather, your rain, and your snow. I hope you also enjoy more of my random observations, spoiler alert, Bobette now has eyes. Good luck with time change this weekend. This will be our first time not experiencing time change and I am very curious on if we will prefer it or not.

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Yas Island Theme Park Adventures

Well, we are finally down to the mid 90’s, so the weather is still an obstacle for us but supposedly any day now it will change. I find myself checking the weather a few times per day to see how hot and humid it is, or is going to be. I also look to see if there is anything in the 10-day forecast to get excited about. The anticipation is driving me crazy. In spite of the weather we got out and about a little this past week since Tyler was off of school for his mid-term break.

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Life in the UAE During COVID

HAPPY FALL Y’ALL! I hope you are all enjoying the nice crisp cool weather for me. We are still patiently waiting for the weather here to calm down. For the past week or so we have had highs in the low 100’s so I am getting hopeful. Since the weather will hopefully not be a deterrent much longer I thought I would do a post about what is like in the UAE when it comes to COVID.

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Random Observations Part I

Well things in Abu Dhabi are falling into a routine but we are still working on getting settled. Tyler has been in school for three weeks now. He likes his teacher and has made a few friends. Between the weather and Covid we haven’t ventured out much, other than to the pool, and to the one of the many malls to get stuff for the apartment. That being said, I thought I would share just a few random observations that I have made during our first month in Abu Dhabi.

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The Journey

Hello from Abu Dhabi! We have been in Abu Dhabi for over 2 weeks now and I have been toying with the idea of writing a blog about this little adventure to help keep family and friends updated. Well I have finally decided to do it. I also figured it will be a good way for us to look back and remember it for ourselves, ok mainly me because I am horrible at remembering things. Not to mention the fact that it will help keep me busy and out of trouble.