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 7 pairs of socks, 3 printer cartridges, 2 tennis rackets, and 1 can of tennis balls. 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 already 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. It takes 2 days to download an entire movie from the internet.
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.
Our collection of egg carton elastics is up to 127.