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Feeling out of place, but making the best of it.

new to Basel-land 6 months now, nothing like America. But Im here, wife is happy back home and guess Im the hausmann now watching daughter.
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Welcome to the Forum, where it's often nothing like planet Earth.
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new to Basel-land 6 months now, nothing like America. But Im here, wife is happy back home and guess Im the hausmann now watching daughter.




Welcome. It's nothing like a lot of places, but staying at home when you're not used to it is possibly the biggest adjustment, I feel. I hope it's going well.


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new to Basel-land 6 months now, nothing like America. But Im here, wife is happy back home and guess Im the hausmann now watching daughter.

A happy wife can make a happy home Hope you settle in and enjoy the good aspects.
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Yeah staying home is a new one for me, takkng some tkme to get adjusted and used to my new role to the family. Not much of a cook and cleaner. Wife is very clean and would rather stay home more, so happy wife is proving to be even more challenging. Maybe next year we can kinda switch roles.
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Yeah staying home is a new one for me, takkng some tkme to get adjusted and used to my new role to the family. Not much of a cook and cleaner. Wife is very clean and would rather stay home more, so happy wife is proving to be even more challenging. Maybe next year we can kinda switch roles.
A move doesn't have to be forever

You know it's funny you say how not like the USA it is, and after living in france 18 months I'm here (different area although) saying it's so similar to the USA (if you disregard when you have the old buildings). I keep seeing Merry Christmas and it is just odd to see! (in the UK it's happy christmas and in france it was always the french version)

You know it's funny but have you looked into baking or any other types of cooking? When my daughter was a baby her dad was stuck in all winter and got into baking and then bread making, I mean it's not like this hobby that he can't live without but he had the time and found it interesting.

Cleaning is never fun
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Dont get me wrong I love it here, just different less convenience (miss the long road of restuarants/ fast food, Costco Walmart) I guess especially Sundays. But not that bad Im getting used to it, and trying to learn all sorts of food making
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Re: Feeling out of place, but making the best of it.

On sunday people go abroad like germany and france and italy where they have huge supermarkets, or visit shopping roads in historic centers, in lombardy i've seen areas that would look like a road full of supermarkets and fast foods, or the technopoles in france.
In ticino there's a road resembling something like that, it even has a small strip mall, but all closed on sunday...
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Re: Feeling out of place, but making the best of it.

yeah think i will survive without all the fast food and none caring companies open 24/7 365.

Do still need to make it down to Italy
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Dont get me wrong I love it here, just different less convenience (miss the long road of restuarants/ fast food, Costco Walmart) I guess especially Sundays. But not that bad Im getting used to it, and trying to learn all sorts of food making
It's one way to learn the language:
- shopping without a dictionary.
- learning the SI base units...
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What's your (professional) background, BTW?
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A happy wife can make a happy home Hope you settle in and enjoy the good aspects.
And an unhappy husband can make...?
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And an unhappy husband can make...?
Lots of shit.

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Re: Feeling out of place, but making the best of it.

If you want shopping on a sunday, head for the Basel SBB Station, or Zurich HB/Flughafen. You can go to the hairdresser on a sunday as well (in the Basel SBB Station or at the Place where the most trams depart/arrive.
You can go to the Zoo in Basel on a Sunday (for example).

For cheap trips in switzerland you need the swiss pass(for half price tickets), the sbb offers tickets with a 50 % discount, so you pay only 25% of the regular ticket.
At your local community office you can get the gemeinde tageskarte, which gives a day of unlimited travel for a low price.

Go for it
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Lots of shit.

Trust me.
My point was that the same is true for both partners, both need to be happy.
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Yeah staying home is a new one for me, takkng some tkme to get adjusted and used to my new role to the family. Not much of a cook and cleaner. Wife is very clean and would rather stay home more, so happy wife is proving to be even more challenging. Maybe next year we can kinda switch roles.
Buy some old motorcycles, and wrench on them.

Learn to cook.

Leave the cleaning to the wife, as your cleaning will never be good enough (trust me on this one ).

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In ticino there's a road resembling something like that, it even has a small strip mall, but all closed on sunday...
Where?

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Do still need to make it down to Italy
Yes.

Food is better, though not much cheaper except for meat.

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Dont get me wrong I love it here, just different less convenience (miss the long road of restuarants/ fast food, Costco Walmart) I guess especially Sundays. But not that bad Im getting used to it, and trying to learn all sorts of food making
How fortunate differnet countries do things in different wqays and have different customs, think how boring it would be if all we had, wherever we were was Costco, Walmarts, and wall to wall shopping.

In fact, the Soviets tried this and we all know how that ended !

Be thankful it's different, go out and find new things, you never know you might find some useful knowledge instead of the " we've done it this way for past 20 years and we'll continue as nothing could be better" !
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Thank goodness we never hear this in CH...
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How fortunate differnet countries do things in different wqays and have different customs, think how boring it would be if all we had, wherever we were was Costco, Walmarts, and wall to wall shopping.

In fact, the Soviets tried this and we all know how that ended !

Be thankful it's different, go out and find new things, you never know you might find some useful knowledge instead of the " we've done it this way for past 20 years and we'll continue as nothing could be better" !

I agree 100%, I actually enjoy the way Switzerland has keep tradition and not westernized. Feels like a bit of a step back sometimes but welcomed, more relaxed maybe. Besides the US is all twisted right now, everything is offensive, and they are changing more and more for the few than the many. Kinda glad I am here.
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