I've learned how to navigate situations where our regular driver isn't available, and feel fairly confident giving directions to many different areas around Kuwait. I can stumble my way around Salwa, Salmiya, Mishref, Kuwait City, and some of Rumaithiya. I *usually* know what a fair rate is to pay, and no longer negotiate with cab drivers. I simply hand over what I know to be (slightly more than) reasonable, and exit the car.
I've learned a measly amount of Arabic, but enough to carry on basic, polite conversation upon meeting people, and giving directions to taxi drivers.
We're acclimating to the heat. I know the temperature will climb to 130 degrees before this summer is over, but when I walked to the 1 km (.6 miles) to the grocery store the other afternoon, it was 109 degrees. And I didn't even die.
A few more glimpses at life lately...
These four have so much fun together!
Having fun friends to share life with has made the biggest difference. I know I've said this many times here already, but an amazing thing about expats is how quickly you can share a bond, simply because you're both living in a country that isn't "home". David and I feel so grateful for all the friends God has brought into our life here in Kuwait, and know many of them will remain life long friends, even after we've returned to the States.