Friday, July 15, 2011

Move Out of the Way!!!!


Tyler and I are new proud (temporary) renters of this gem! Ty has been down here over a year without a car and has been using the bus system which is decent but having a car for the two of us is AMAZING (angels singing in background). Everything is quite expensive down here rent, gas, cars, groceries and it is not fun paying for all of it, but I have had to get over the fact that this is just temporary as we are living on an Island and everything is imported.

I have two stories for you today the first one feels like a bad dream but I will re live it one last time..... Tyler has seen the jeep wranglers on the island and missed his days of having his so he thought it would be a perfect island car while we are here. So we received a name of someone and after a week our "jeep" was ready. Remember it is NOT cheap to rent a car and it was not cheap to rent this jeep. We walked up and the car looked in pretty decent shape, it was a black wrangler and it look like it was in good condition until you actually sat in it and drove it.


Long story short, the man that brought us the car could not stop spitting and coughing and we were not sure why. An hour later after Ty and I had been driving the car for almost an hour we both had horrible headaches and stomach aches from the fumes that were coming in the car as we drove it. There were NO seatbelts. (they did not see this as a problem when I said, um sir there are no seatbelts?? their answer yes no seatbelts....my answer, ummm ok) We would drive it and then it would just stop while driving like 40mph. It was a nightmire!! We called the guy back and told him he needed to come pick it up and we are NOT keeping it! Our landlord stepped in and said no you come with me I will get you a good deal.. and he did :)

The interesting thing about our new car is the steering wheel is on the right. It has taken some getting used to let me tell you, BUT I have to say I am now kinda a pro and Ty is trailing far behind me... hehe...he has been studying and I have been driving around town :) It has Air Conditioning and drives pretty nicely as these bumpy Grenada roads. I feel very safe in it.


Now here is my second story. Yesterday I was going to meet a wife of one of the students for lunch and I told her I would come pick her up to take her to lunch. I had driven enough and thought I would be fine. Well fast forward to Kara driving up CRAZY hills/mountains in Grenada! OMG, I was pretty scared at first and have to say it could have been really bad if I was in the jeep. I set up my phone on the way down the hill so Ty could see what I had to drive down. Its a little jumpy, but you will get the idea. And you can see what I see in Grenada!!! It was an experience let me tell you and after I was home safe and sitting down I was able to laugh about it, but not until I was safely back in our apartment. The funny thing is these tiny steep roads are one way roads so it was sooooo scary when a car would be coming the other way and you look down the side of the mountain and see how steep it is :( I am safe though and now have a LOT of experiences driving in Grenada! Look how tiny this road is!!!


Enjoy!!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Favorites!


Happy Monday :)

Just thought I would share some things I have been really loving this Summer! Some old and some new, isn't it funny how you can have something for years and fall in love with it years later!?!

WoodWick Candles- Tyler and I bought a couple small ones on a whim before we came down to Grenada and we have been lighting them every night we watch a movie! Being so hot in Grenada we like the sound of a crackling fire. Weird right!?!?! But it makes us feel warm and cozy and makes us feel like its chilly outside!! It also reminds us of Christmas which is our time favorite time of the year!


Solitaire on the IPAD- I have had an ipad now for almost a year and have slowly gotten used to it. I am obsessed with my mac book pro so its tough for me to choose the ipad over the computer when they are right next to each other, BUT this past week has been a crazy week for me health wise. My body is getting used to Grenada and hasn't had the easiest transition SO i have been cuddling up in bed with my love and we play solitaire. I recently have played it ALL day, I think Ty is worried!
Brownies- This is not a new love, BUT Ty and I made extra chocolaty Brownies in a muffin pan and they were delicious!! I also loved how clean and compact the little brownies were. I will now make brownies in a muffin pan all the time! They were quite cute :)

Jersey Sheets- Ty and I purchased Jersey Sheets before we came back to Grenada and I don't EVER want to get out of bed!!! I had a bad picture of jersey sheets before; they weren't crisp and clean and looked worn, but the sheets we found are pretty clean and crisp and oh man they are soft!!


Brookstone portable speaker- I received this as a gift at a sales meeting when I worked for Pearson. It was in a welcome bag and I didn't think it was really anything. Ty started playing with it when I got home and we found it VERY useful and pretty powerful for a tiny speaker. We take it to the beach and play our iPhone off it!



GOATS- Grenada has goats that randomly graze and I love them!! Hearing their little voices is so cute!!! Here is one far away picture I took on my phone!

Tyler- I love seeing him everyday! Its so nice to have him home every night and know he is just a few steps away on campus everyday. We have been watching lots of Movies and we started to watch LOST from the beginning!! So good! I love our time here together, we miss our friends and America but know this time is a small chapter of our lives.

A few dislikes too!

Allergies!!!- my allergies have been horrible in Grenada!! I have really bad sneezing attacks and horrible sinus headaches!

Living in an apartment- (with thin walls) As I am currently typing the person upstairs sounds like he or she has been laying tile in their apartment for hours!! Constant banging and lots of walking.

No Malls- I miss my malls and shops :( no explanation needed!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Back on the Rock!

Ty and I have been back in Grenada now for almost a week! It was the quickest 6 weeks of our lives but filled with such fun and love! Here is a super quick recap!
-engagement pictures, registered for wedding, food tasting, wedding shower, Tys bachelor party, tys family vacation for a week, My brothers graduation in Illinois, visited friends in Sarasota, Meeting the florist, the dj and wedding planners! And so much more!!!

We are back in Grenada though and are all settled in, I feel like I have been here for at least a few weeks now!!

So I was so happy in our little apartment right off campus until Ty and I visited some friends last night at their new apartment....Ty kept saying lets just move out in the middle of the night and the land lord will never notice!! It was crazy!!!! Remember we are living in Grenada! To get into your place they have a finger scan for the door to open! GRENADA remember!!! Take a look at this place!


Anyways all is well here in Grenada! I will update on our summer once life slows down a bit!

HAPPY 4th of JULY!! We are off to a pool party at this house... i have a feeling I will have the same jealous feeling by this afternoon!



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