Posted Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:32pm in sunadmin's blog
Well, really, the countdown has already begun. We leave Tashkent in less than two months.
Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 10:46pm in sunadmin's blog
Celebrating Christmas halfway around the world presents its own challenges. Christmas trees are hard to come by (we bought a small artificial tree at rather a high price).
Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 1:05pm in sunadmin's blog
It’s been seven months—seven months—since I last posted a blog entry. So much has happened in 7 months. 
Posted Monday, April 10, 2017 - 10:56pm in sunadmin's blog
Quick entry, after another long-ish break. We were out on Sunday, having lunch and then going to the Japanese Gardens here in Tashkent. Two little things:
Posted Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:12pm in sunadmin's blog
Welp, another long break in the blog. I guess I'm just not cut out for this whole blogging thing...  Good god, but a lot has happened since I last wrote (and I won't go into politics).
Posted Monday, October 3, 2016 - 8:58pm in sunadmin's blog
OK, so we've finally gotten our car here. It came last week. Well, it got all its paperwork last week. Now, it's time for us to get behind the wheel and experience for ourselves the chaos that is Tashkent driving.
Posted Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 9:05pm in sunadmin's blog
This is what my driver, Emran always says to me when I note in my fractured Russian some of the more heinous Uzbek driving habits. Emran is a great guy, and he handles the craziness pretty well. 
Posted Friday, August 19, 2016 - 2:38pm in sunadmin's blog
Well, we're a month in. Alex has started school, and the report (with 3 days in the books) is that it is pretty good. He has liked the class thus far. He has been learning Russian at home, and will add more Russian at...
Posted Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 11:06pm in sunadmin's blog
Well, this will be brief. It is darned hot here, and we are working on adjusting. Alex has a week off before school starts on the 16th of August, and we are taking the time to go to a couple of outdoor swimming pools.
Posted Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:54am in sunadmin's blog
As it turns out, Tashkent is a pretty spread out city, and driving is a major necessity for getting around.
Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 4:23pm in sunadmin's blog
So, we've been here almost a week. Claire is settling in to work, and the rest of us are trying to find our rhythm. On Saturday, a colleague took us around town. We went to a bazaar, a grocery store, and a Turkish...
Posted Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 4:16pm in sunadmin's blog
We arrived in Tashkent Thursday evening without too much trouble (although we did have to pay 480 euros to get our luggage onto the plane).
Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 5:22pm in sunadmin's blog
The first leg is done. We have arrived in Frankfurt, not (much) worse for the wear. Said goodbye to Erika in the airport in Washington, as she went West to California. We are all tired.
Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:13pm in sunadmin's blog
The Waiting is officially over. Today, we fly. All our bags are packed,We're ready to goWe fly tonight to I-Don't-Know *Already, I speak Russian to myself **
Posted Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 1:53am in sunadmin's blog
I am beginning to see that this new life as part of the State Department community includes regular periods of limbo time.
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