I'm here! I've been here for a week! Things are great! My host family is wonderful! I just got my computer connected to the wifi this morning, so here's an update...
True story: on my first night here, someone was pouring a bath upstairs and I was lying in bed trying to place the sound ("Police siren...? Wheels squealing on the pavement...?").
It's hard not to completely objectify/fetishize the aesthetic of our house and of the town. To me everything is new and romantic (and I need to take photos of it alllllllllllll), but I could see that being annoying for people who live here.
And I have no excuse or commentary for the rest of these. They're just photos for you because...pretty! More soon~