Having slept in, Day 2 started late. Andrew had to go to work - after all, his job is the reason we came to Caen. So he left around noon and then it was me and the girls to spend the day doing whatever. I have to admit that I felt a little abandoned. In this new city with which I had no familiarity, a slight language barrier and three rambunctious children, what was I to do with my three daughters for the rest of the day?
We did have a TV, but Andrew had been unsuccessful at getting it to work. There were some local channels we received so I think the girls watched JAG in french for a while. They played with their Leapsters and other random toys they had packed in their backpacks. We had (and still only have) two small chairs from IKEA (the couch I ordered didn't fit up the stairs so they had to take it back) so they fought over who got to sit in the chairs. Some 4 boxes that I had shipped over before we left Crested Butte had arrived earlier that morning. The boxes would not fit up the stairwell so I attempted to unpack some of the boxes and bring small loads up the four flights of stairs. One bonus of this shipment was our Apple Computer. I took it out promptly and set it up where the girls then watched movies from iTunes for a few hours - Cars, High School Musical, and listened to some of their favorite music. Looking back, I think the cost of shipping our Apple was well worth the effort and money. It has taken us through some needy hours here in Caen. Not a very adventurous day and not a day that exemplifies exotic living in France, sorry to say!
Andrew arrived home from work around 6:30 p.m. We had some dinner and the day basically ended by the girls going to sleep and Andrew and I talked about his day at work for quite a while. Then it was off to sleep - well, kind of. So, Day 2 was short the action but we all seemed to end in a state of satisfaction.