I've been looking back at my posts from 6 years ago when we moved to Bishkek the first time. There's this one about stuff I wish I'd brought with me. This time I was smart enough to bring good knives and even though I forgot the clothespins in the last-minute shopping, my mother brought some when she visited.
All the stuff on that list is available here though, and I know where to find it this time. The biggest difference is that then I had a four-year-old and a six-year-old, and this time my children and 12, 10 and 3. It is much easier this time to find things and honestly, like I keep saying, after Tokmok Bishkek is the land of plenty and ease.
And there's a post about the first time I went to an orphanage. I haven't done that this time around. It might be easier to get out with three children, but homeschooling them sucks up almost all of my time.