I apologize in advance for this post being what Wikipedia would refer to as a "stub."
We spent a large part of today cleaning our apartment. We cleaned it partially because it really needed it and partially because we were having people over tonight. Our apartment is frustrating to clean because so many of the surfaces are white or very light in color. But, according to the other teachers, our place is quite nice. So, I won't complain. It's warm, it was close to fully furnished and there are no bugs (or at least not many), so we've done well.
Having people over was quite nice. We really like the band of teachers here. It reminds me a bit of college. We're all quite different people, but the common experience (teaching here) brings us together in ways that other experiences might not have. We also got to meet Chelsie tonight. She seems really nice. I can't tell if she's a little quiet or if that's more a reflection of how noisy we all are. We all like to get our words in edgewise. It would be humorous to watch us get loader and loader, I bet. I think it's great that we're all comfortable enough to state our real opinions on things. This is especially obvious with Hayley, who is a bit of a chatterbox, but nobody minds because she's so fun to listen to. It's also amazing to be around people of such differing backgrounds; to qualify, in some ways they're quite different, but in other ways they're very similar. As I said, it reminds me of socializing at UPS.
Some folks are going over to Uirimji tomorrow and since we enjoy their company quite a bit, I think we might go, too.
Tomorrow morning we have a Skype date with most of Ian's family. It should be a good time. It'll be nice to talk to and see people we haven't seen in awhile.
Well, off to bed like the old married folks we are. Good night!