We got a bank account!

That was our starter to the day. A good start! Actually, it wasn’t our starter, our starter was an amazing Leitrim breakfast at a cafe in Drumshanbo called Sweet Geranium Cafe, it was Chris’s idea, he’d seen them on Facebook. It was delicious! So after that we trotted off across the road to the bank, taking yet more evidence that we were resident in Ireland. Then, we were told immediately (to our surprise) that the account had been opened that morning – praise Jesus! (And the staff in there who had fought our corner) this is my happy face ^

We can now get things done and set services up. Never really thought much about how much you need a bank account in this modern world and how difficult it may/can be to get one!

I also never thought that much about waste services until I came here. We soon realised you have to pay if you want bins and as well as a monthly cost there’s a weight cost for each bin. But! Property tax is apparently loads lower than the UK, so it makes sense and makes you think a bit more (well maybe – as long as you’re not the fly tipping type I suppose!). – which I’m not by the way. Haha.

Chris is really pleased today, the drive is finished and the fellas did a lot more work besides, like taking trees down, improving the drainage to the land and putting a fence back up. I’ll try to get some pictures tomorrow, it’s dark now. They’ve done a grand job, in fact there’s probably been more done than we expected to do in 6 months. Again, praise Jesus.

Littlest was taking photos today, this is his foot – cute!

To my family and friends, I would like you to know we are enjoying it here but I love you and miss you, a lot. See you soon.


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