Somehow, sometimes, although the day's length never changes, time seems to pass very fast. Days pass and before long, weeks seem to have gone by, and then you are gasping as you count the months that have slipped past, and another year is over. This may be especially true if you are going through changes, and I feel that our time in Barbados may become like that. I won't start at the beginning because we have already been in Barbados for a month and a half, but we will catch up.
Let's start near the beginning anyway. We (Therese, Rhian, and Dennis) arrived at the end of January, glad to be away from the freezing weather of Washington. Our new home looks set in paradise: it is a penthouse apartment, which sounds attractive, and the views are beautiful. The view of the beach from our balcony is enough to tempt many to pack up and come to a Caribbean island in a flash. However, there's more to life than a view, and when you are not on holiday, the sight and sound of tourists can quickly make you feel out of place. But we'll hold that thought.
So, let's get life rolling. Rhian had already had her share of schooling since she was 2 years old, and as she approaches 3 1/2 she will have another change. This time, in good Caribbean fashion, school uniforms will be part of her wardrobe. Therese wastes no time! So, after clearing immigration and customs, and being amazed at how many suitcases can fit into the car, we get to our new short-term home, put our bags into our room, then hot-footed off to the uniform supplies store before it closed, and left with a week's worth of uniforms, different colors to help change the mood, even though we know that Rhian really likes pink. So, we are set for going to school less than 24 hours after arrival! I at least need to take a breath at this stage. As I said, time passes fast.