After days of travel, my family and I are settling in at our apartment in Greece.

I am going to begin blogging once more.  It was my goal to blog every day this year.  I lost quite a few days due to travel, but, that’s okay.  I will be picking up the pace again… starting now.

There are many questions to answer.  In class today, one of my students wanted to know, “How can you afford to move your entire family over to Greece?”  Good question.  I intend to blog a response tomorrow.

Another student wanted to know, “How do you stay motivated to learn new things and how can I (the student) keep myself motivated?”  I hope to start a series of responses to that question as well.

As for now, I am dealing with new, unanticipated problems.  Classes today worked.   For that, I am very grateful.  I was able to teach from Greece last year, and I was quite certain I would be able to teach from Greece this year.  Alas, it seems the internet may be a bit slower this year.  Naturally, I am not thrilled about that.  Still, classes worked today, and for the most part, my students reported that the experience was not all that different for them.

Now, I am in the process of uploading the classes from today and I have hit a snag.  I have not decided if it is a major snag.  The upload speed in Athens (in our apartment, at least) is not good at all.  It usually takes me about an hour to upload 3 videos at home.  I have been uploading today’s classes for about an hour now, and I have one video at 15%, with two videos in line.  Not cool.

I am not exactly sure how I am going to solve this problem.  But… that’s okay.  Seems like there is always a solution.  I just have to go hunting for it.

On the bright side, there is a small restaurant around the corner that serves cheap, delicious gyros.

It’s 11 pm here.  Goodnight from Athens.