Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Snow Day in Aberdeen and What You Need to Register for Healthcare

Coming from Texas, it's so fun to look at your Christmas tree and see this behind it through the window! It just makes it "feel" like Christmas. :o)
Last night

This morning

What a fun thing to wake up to! Unfortunately, Steve was sick, so that was not fun. However, I got him out on a walk to go get some soup from The Bread Maker. Cardio is supposed to help with sinus pressure I hear. On the way there, we saw this sign. See anything funny? :)

This time at The Bread Maker, I had a brie, lettuce, and onion chutney sandwich. It was yummy! Steve had sweet potato and parsnips soup. He said it was "okay" and that he'd never had anything like it. The pharmacy was right next door so we were able to get him some medicine while we were in the area.  There are lots of things you have to buy over the counter here. You can't just get it from a shelf. Items such as: Epsom salt, thermometers, batteries, Tylenol (Different name here by the way), hydrogen peroxide, etc. I'm not sure why. I'll ask next time or Google it. I'm too lazy to do it right now.

After that we walked to the GP to get registered so we can start doctor visits, check-ups, and continue prescription refills. If one spouse is working and the other is not, and you have come from abroad, you will need the following:
  • Driver's licence
  • Passport/Visa
  • Marriage license
  • Whoever is working will need a letter (not a copy) proving employment. My husband used his welcome letter.
  • A utility bill for each of you with your name and address on it
  • And you will need to fill out their book of forms.

They don't make copies, they just have to sign saying that they've seen them. They told us we would be "active" by tomorrow and could schedule any appointments needed at that time.

On the way home:
Lots of pretty churches. Oddly, lots that were no longer being used, were converted to restaurants, bars, and casinos. Sometimes I feel... unsure how I feel about that, but I guess it's just a building. It's the people that make a church.

When we got home, Steve rested on the couch while I took Angel outside to play. She seems to enjoy the snow. I threw snowballs, and she tried to catch them in her mouth. Other times, she would chase them and eat them upon discovery. She was so excited and so fun to watch. I felt like a kid again playing in the snow. Steve took some pictures of us out there. Sorry that they are blurry.

Don't tell anybody, but I have super powers.


  1. I don't see anything wrong with the sign. It is a little hard to read though.
    LOVE the old church!! It's beautiful!

  2. On Saturday the 8th, it says "May contain nuts".. hehe


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