The adrenaline wore off. It seems as if I haven't stopped since I've left Detroit. From travel to arrival to settling in to starting my first day of school to birthday celebrations, it has been one thing after another. After my birthday on Monday, I was invited to Kaye and Roger's son Blake's house for a get together on Tuesday evening. Of course I went, met some new friends over a few drinks and quite enjoyed some Indian food (a first for me!). But all the good fun had to come to a halt at some point. I was just waiting on the jet lag to hit me like a water balloon falling from the sky (that's actually happening at my school currently--kids throwing water balloons from the stairs down into the courtyard, hitting teachers and students HA!). So however good the company and the environment posed to be, by Wednesday midday I was exhausted. I was getting a headache during school, and I felt so drained and tired. I came home from school and crashed for a good two hours. Afterwards, Roger made fish and chips for dinner--from a fish that Kaye caught! And we relaxed in the living room, talking and laughing for the rest of the night. It was quite uneventful, but a rest much needed, and company much appreciated. I've shared here a few pictures of my new home for the next six weeks. Kaye and Roger live in the suburbs of Ludmilla. There are neighbors on either side, as well as across the street. It's set up quite like a neighborhood in the U.S. would be, with gates that keep the houses secure. The gate also keeps Kaye and Roger's dog Sammy from nipping the postman (which did happen once!). Upon walking up the stairs into the house, there is a keyless entry, with a code that unlocks and opens the door--quite handy. Inside, you walk into an open living room, kitchen, and dining room area. To the left is a hallway that leads to two guest bedrooms (one of which is mine) on the left and a room for the toilet and a room for the sink and shower to the right. Just down the hall from the toilet and shower is Kaye and Roger's bedroom. Outside the kitchen there is a seating area for meals and entertainment. There is also a pool which can offer a refreshing dip if the sun hasn't boiled it to bath water over the course of the week. It's a lovely home, filled with much more love, laughter, and welcoming than I can put into a picture, and I'm happy to say that I have a safe, comfortable, happy house to come home to each night. A little home away from home, if you will.