Moving

Furniture Shopping

Furniture Shopping

In taking a trip down blog memory lane, I realized that I once promised tips on furniture shopping, but never posted anything about it. For shame, Beth Daniel Lindsay! To rectify this — better late than never! — here you go. Of course you have IKEA out on Yas Island. It is a monster of [...]


How to Call Collect from Abu Dhabi

How to Call Collect from Abu Dhabi

Using an Etisalat phone, call 151. Tell the person you want to call the US (or wherever I imagine — I’ve only done this for the US) and give them the number. They will ask for your name, then hang up on you while they connect the call. They will call you back within 5 [...]


Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan Kareem!

Beth here. Now that more NYUAD folks are arriving in Abu Dhabi and telling Vic and me that they’ve found our blog, I feel a new motivation to post. I also have an extra two hours per day because the official workday during Ramadan is reduced by two hours. You read that correctly — during [...]


Hooray for IKEA

Hooray for IKEA

Very quick post this morning before we go to work. Just want to post two pictures of our new IKEA furniture. We got an entertainment center for the living room and a desk for the office. Stay tuned for the epic story of getting internet and tv into our apartment…


We Have Belongings

We Have Belongings

Before we left New York City a very nice man came out to our apartment and helped us pack up about 1000 pounds of our personal belongings so that we could ship them to Abu Dhabi. That shipment included our bed, dining table and chairs,  everything from our kitchen, artwork, and most of the things [...]


Shopping Spree

Shopping Spree

It’s been waaaayyyy too long since my last post. Excuses for the extended absence include: my recent acquisition of a temporary job and its associated lack of free time, Beth’s debilitating back injury/problems, and long hours spent shopping for furniture and household items. It’s that’s happy purpose which finally gets me back to the blog [...]


Welcome to Our (Future) Home

Welcome to Our (Future) Home

After we ate lunch at the Palace Hotel, Steve and Gale took us over to Sama Tower where all the NYU students, faculty, and staff will be living. Beth and I will be in our hotel through this Thursday, then move to a temporary furnished apartment, before finally relocating to Sama when our belonging arrive [...]


Farewell to the Wonderful Land of Oz

Farewell to the Wonderful Land of Oz

In the final run-up to leaving New York City, one image continually stuck in my head—Dorothy saying goodbye to all of her friends before leaving Oz to return to her family in Kansas. I know that must seem backward, but you have to first  understand that I never wanted to live in New York City. [...]