It’s hard to believe that we’ve been living in Indonesia for 1 year (or 365 days).
Before 2 trips to Singapore, we lived as temporary residents for 232 of those days.
Indonesian cell phone numbers have 13 digits. Tembagapura landline phone numbers have 6 digits. Our home address consists of 4 numbers and 1 letter.
We have been to 6 countries and traveled through 14 different airports. We obtained 1 visa, 3 visas on arrival, and 1 letter of approval to travel into some of those countries. Ally has traveled off-site 3 times without us. 2 of our suitcases already need to be replaced.
We have made 55 Amazon orders, with a total of 168 items. Some of those items include 8 pairs of socks, 5 printer cartridges, 2 tennis rackets, and 1 sweater. It takes 14 days to receive an Amazon order from the DHL warehouse in Ohio.
So far, this blog consists of 64 posts. It has been viewed in 74 different countries; including 4 views in Cote d’lvoire and 6 views in Israel. The highest number of post views received in a single day is 257.
I’m ashamed to admit that I have hoarded 23 cans of black beans and 8 jars of pickles.
We have 63 pirated DVD’s from Bali. A single DVD costs 10,000 rupiah (US$0.88). Only 12 of those movies are viewable from start to finish.
Ally has grown 3 1/4 inches since we moved to Indonesia. Kylee has grown 2 1/2 inches. Tembagapura gets approximately 236 inches of rainfall every year.
We have been on the armored buses 1 dozen more times than the choppers. A chopper ride up/down the mountain takes 20 minutes. An armored bus ride up/down the mountain takes almost 3 hours. I have not driven for 367 days.
We experienced 1 minor earthquake and 1 major mudslide. We had no running water for 5 days and no wifi for 9 weeks. It takes 2 days to download a movie in Tembagapura.
Our collection of egg carton elastics is up to 127.