On our first full day here we’ve been house-hunting which mainly involved surfing the internet looking for potential places, programming sat nav over and over again and driving round most of the area surrounding San Jose. We found some possibilities so next step is to contact the agents and arrange viewings. In the garden of one of the houses we saw a hummingbird buzzing around the fruit trees. A little different to the garden birds of Suffolk.
I even drove for a little bit of the day. We have some massive 4×4 hire car, certainly the biggest vehicle I’ve ever driven. Not using my left foot takes some getting used to (no clutch of course as it’s automatic) and the whole turning right on red thing feels wrong. But I’ll get the hang of it I’m sure.
We also visited Ben’s office – I saw his “cube” and met some colleagues. We spotted a unicycling-man near his office – maybe he works there too?
However despite the house hunting, the office visiting and the wrong-side-of-road driving, it still feels quite unreal. We actually live here now!