We are sort of settling in. We’ve been trying to sort things, but we have more luggage than we’ve got space, and the apartment is surprisingly hard to keep in any sort of order. The laundry is driving me CRAZY. I’m sure I’m doing this wrong, but I cannot get the laundry machine to dry any clothing. I’ve tried every variation on the cycle that I can. I can’t seem to set the dry cycle to go on its own, and it won’t dry after a wash cycle – everything is still soaking wet afterward. This is the culprit:
I do not understand it AT ALL. And the logical thing (the wash cycles appear to be red, while the dry cycles appear to be the blue/purple colored one. But you can’t select one SEPARATELY from the other. And the dry cycle doesn’t dry all the way, so if you try to start again doing just a dry cycle, it washes the damn clothing again. I will call the desk tomorrow and ask for a remedial lesson on laundry. And feel like the stupidest American when I’m done hearing it, I’m sure. I am really missing my gargantuan washer and dryer machine – separate like God and Country intended!
In other news, we’ve had a lovely few days just relaxing, adjusting (albeit slowly) to the time change, and trying to convince the boys that they will really love it here. We’ve explored a lot of Liverpool 1 – mostly the shops, though today we went down by Albert dock and walked around.
The weather was less lovely than yesterday, as you can see.
The city is full of Beatles fans and Beatles attractions this weekend, as it is the Mathews Street Festival. It’s apparently a VERY BIG DEAL. We will take the boys to cruise the shows and bands tomorrow, and we will also head up to St. Luke’s if the weather is good so I can try to get some photos. It was one of my favorite places that I found last time I was here. I would like to teach the boys a bit about its history.
Anyway, today we went past Albert Dock, considered stopping in at the Pump House for lunch (missed Angela and Jillian!) and ended up riding the Echo Ferris Wheel. I will end this post with a photo dump of some of our pictures from the day.
This is what Jet Lag looks like.
Boys on the Echo Wheel.
Rain on the way up.
Sun on the way down.
We all lived in the Yellow Submarine (apartment boat for rent).
This is what I love most about living over here. Seriously. You think I’m kidding?