But despite this frenzy I told my wife I wanted to take a family day. I had worked the Sunday before, on short notice, and we had a little time to plan something nice. So yesterday we boarded the Helvetia, and set off to the medieval quarter of Rapperswil. (slideshow included)
Our time settling into life in Switzerland has been stressful–not only have we had to move ourselves to a new city in a new country, but I have also had to settle into a new job, and facilitate our family starting from scratch in so many realms: banking, legal status in this country, learning shops and neighborhoods. And now that we have finally had time to breathe, we are beginning to look for a more permanent apartment which we will outfit with our own furniture, much of which will be similar or identical to our Ikea furniture from the States.