Here are three things I never want to forget about our new little town:

1. When a really full train goes by, the house shakes and I get nauseous. The trains are also really loud and annoying. I want to remember this because I know at some point in the (hopefully) near future, it will seem like second nature.

2. The tornado sirens go off Monday-Saturday at 7:00 AM, noon, and 6:00 PM. We have no clue why… and I kind of don’t want to ask. Every time it goes off, it’s like a little mystery.

3. In our first week here, we had 4 families come introduce themselves and bring a welcome treat. The people are so nice and caring! I am planning to return the gesture as soon as I find a delicious recipe that I have all of the ingredients for.