25 October, 2010

We Made It!

We made it! My U.K. Visa arrived on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 21st and we flew out from Portland on Saturday morning. After 18 hours of travel, we finally arrived in Glasgow! We're now in Scott's hometown Irvine (Ir-vin) with his family for the week.

I went to plug in my laptop earlier today and had to search for my plug adapter. Thankfully the outlet was switched on. In addition to having different outlets and volts, most plugs in the UK have on/off switches. Charging a computer doesn't work too well when the outlet is switched off (believe me I've tried before)!

I was talking with Scott's step-dad and asked him about the heating units. I've noticed that Scott's family often put their damp towels on the heater and being the typical American I was worried that there was the potential for a fire. He assured me that it was safe. The common heaters here are gas powered. The gas heats up water which flows through the radiator that sits up close to the wall. I'm guessing I'll start drying my towel that way when we get our own flat (apartment).     

When we flew into Glasgow yesterday, it was strange to be welcomed "home." Believing that Scotland is my home now is going to take some getting used to. Here I go!


  1. Yay Monica!!!! I'm glad to see you're settling in!

    -Joanna (Henzel)

  2. Transitioning to living in a new country is always an adventure - thanks for sharing yours with us! :) Praying for you guys!

  3. I'm so excited for you guys!!! I love the updates and I'm excited to hear more of what God will continue to do in your lives for Him

  4. Reminds me of England, years ago. Phil and I lived there for 2 years in the Air Force...in a flat after we got married. Fun! Glad you are doing well. Megan keeps me updated! Give Scott a hug for me!