Finally sorted out a mobile with a brand new number and put an ad up on the supermarket board. Got a number for the maintenance department for the fridge. Water meter deposit paid and now I have an official address attached to my name. Proof of address together with an identity card is all important in HK, nothing can happen without them, no library card, no broadband, no voter registration, zilch.
I have slipped back into life here like a hand into a glove which is a relief. It really feels like coming home, having your own space helps enormously. However I have yet to adjust to the manic pace but it doesn’t matter because the cashier or vegetable stall holder just multitask until I have dug my purse out.
Despite all the unexpected obstacles back home I am proud that after the initial panic and tantrum that I have managed to troubleshoot. It is just hassle and inconvenience but not insurmountable and not the end of the world. Once upon a time I would never have believed I could have solved a multitude of problems all by myself. It is reassuring to know you can get by alone because however well meaning others are they can’t always be available or help. We truly are our own best friends, we know ourselves best and what is good for us.
Sorry this post is all over the place, exhausted after a whole day running around trouble shooting.