Friday, 16 March 2012

We've arrived ....

... Hi all - we're here!!  Jonathan picked us up from Detroit airport Wednesday evening - we arrived a bit earlier than planned, but he was there to meet us.   Our journey went really well and I was amazed to see that the plane from Paris to Detroit was full!  When we arrived it was really hot - 20C - which is much warmer than expected at this time of year.  We had a good run to the hotel and then had a quiet evening.

Kathryn and I had a very lazy day yesterday.  We woke to temperatures of 12C (54F), it started out warm and got hotter during the day.  However, this led to some huge thunderstorms.  At about 5.00pm I happened to turn to the weather channel to find reports of tornado warnings!!  I didn't know that you got tornadoes in Michigan!!  There were three tornado touch downs near Novi - the closest being in Dexter (about 25 miles away).  I really do feel for the people who live there, there are houses and businesses destroyed and so many with lots of damage, but - and this is the good thing - there have been no fatalities.

Today has again started warm, but there's a lot of fog about, but it's expected to burn off by lunchtime.  And the forecast temperatures are in the 70s (20C) and getting hotter for the coming week - it's crazy weather!!

Kathryn and I are going to have another reasonably lazy day.  We're going to visit the shops - we have to get some notebooks and pens for Kathryn to do her school work!  She won't be starting back to school properly until we move into our new house.  In the meantime the hotel staff are so friendly and welcoming - it's fab!

It's great to be back on line properly and I'll be visiting everyone soon.  That's all for now - back later today!  I've updated all my computer settings, so I'm now operating on US time!!

15 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

HI Deborah....pleased to hear that your trip was fine...you are so lucky having warmer weather we have our heating on AGAIn today....I expect you and Kathryn are a bit jet lagged so don't blame you having a lazy few days...are you getting crafting withdrawal symptons yet..lOl...lOl..

Anne

Ardyth said...

Glad that your journey has gone well and that you're starting to settle in. This is not normal weather for this time of year (I'm in Toronto and we have pretty much the same weather as you're experiencing!) I'm just hoping it's not going to be 40 by June!! Enjoy your 'lazy' days before all the work of moving in commences!

Jenny said...

So good to hear you've touched down ! Straight into the seasonal weather too by the sounds of it :0)
Jenny x

Buffy said...

So good to know you arrived safe and sound.
Of course Michigan gets tornados, I thought you knew that?
Glad to hear the weather is warm. I love thunderstorms, you lucky thing!
Speak to you soon
Buffy xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Glad you arrived safely & have had a little bit of adjusting time. Take care with all the new surroundings & hope you have a good time exploring the shops - it'll take a bit of getting used to to say the least.
Paula (PEP)

Vickie Z said...

Glad the trip was good and you arrived safely!!! Don't think Michigan is known for tornadoes. Enjoy getting settled and welcome to the States!!!

Craftilicious said...

Glad you are all safe and well - hope your new house has a storm cellar - hurricanes eek!
Tara x

Sue W said...

So good to hear you arrived safe and sound Deborah! I'm thinking you should start another blog for your adventures in the US!!! How much fun you're going to have and such a great experience for Kathryn!

Jeanne J said...

Deborah, Glad you made it ok! The tornados are really unusual this time of year - it is unseasonably warm - feels like June! Don't get used to it - it will get cold again before summer hits! Welcome to the Midwest!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Glad to hear everything has gone well so far Deborah! I am envious of the weather (not the tornadoes, of course), as it's still playing with Winter around here...

Hope you're settling in!

Jackie said...

Hi Deborah, nice to hear you had a good journey and arrived safely. Now the adventure REALLY begins :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

Glad your journey went well, and I'm very impressed by your restraint in Joannes - I don't think I would have been!

Vicky Hayes said...

Glad to hear you've arrived safely even if you do have to face some challenging weather conditions!

Jen W. said...

Glad you had a smooth trip but tornadoes? Goodness! Talk about an exciting start to you life in the US! :)

Misty's Mum said...

Just catching up with various blogs & so glad to hear you arrived safely.
Have fun.

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