I have learned from other expats and from several books that there are some things that I can do to make my time here much better. One of them is to make your house a place you like to be. Another is buy the stuff that matters, like an oven, or a yarn making device! I bought an electric spinning machine! It's smaller and less expensive than a real spinning wheel, and though it's not the same, nothing over here is! It shipped maybe yesterday or the day before, and I scavenged a little table for it to sit on. I have a pound of fibre already, so let's get started!!!