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   * Being woken by animal noises, and kept awake by flies buzzing around.   * Being woken by animal noises, and kept awake by flies buzzing around.
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   * Going to bed at 8:30.   * Going to bed at 8:30.
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   * Cooking by lamplight.   * Cooking by lamplight.
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   * A sudden influx of chicken in diet due to store freezer no longer freezing things.   * A sudden influx of chicken in diet due to store freezer no longer freezing things.
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   * Crowded taxis.   * Crowded taxis.
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   * Eternally waiting.   * Eternally waiting.
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   * Bathing with a couple of gallons of water, and using one for washing dishes.   * Bathing with a couple of gallons of water, and using one for washing dishes.
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   * Mopping the floor after my bath, and thus cleaing the floor too.((Birds,​ stones.))   * Mopping the floor after my bath, and thus cleaing the floor too.((Birds,​ stones.))
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   * Doing everything in plastic tubs and buckets.   * Doing everything in plastic tubs and buckets.
  
  
 Things I didn't realize I would miss: Things I didn't realize I would miss:
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   * Adjustable stoves - seriously mine goes from 'blast your face off' to '​off'​ in about an eigth of a turn.   * Adjustable stoves - seriously mine goes from 'blast your face off' to '​off'​ in about an eigth of a turn.
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   * Good kitchen lighting - cooking dishes and washing by a dim lantern is slightly less than ideal.   * Good kitchen lighting - cooking dishes and washing by a dim lantern is slightly less than ideal.
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   * Meat - I literally cannot get enough protein in my diet. And that includes finishing off a kg of peanut butter in 4 days, and eating 30 eggs in the same time frame. ​   * Meat - I literally cannot get enough protein in my diet. And that includes finishing off a kg of peanut butter in 4 days, and eating 30 eggs in the same time frame. ​
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   * Dairy - cheeeeeeeeessseeeeeeee. And butter. Killing me.   * Dairy - cheeeeeeeeessseeeeeeee. And butter. Killing me.
  
  
 Thing'​s I've gotten good at: Thing'​s I've gotten good at:
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   * Baking on a stove - made some pretty excellent cobblers and banana breads thus far. Still having trouble with yeast bread.   * Baking on a stove - made some pretty excellent cobblers and banana breads thus far. Still having trouble with yeast bread.
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   * Socializing - some of you will get a kick out of this, but I've been hosting fairly regular card get-togethers. As in people come, we play canasta or similar, and I cook a cobbler. It works out, because I love a bit of cobbler, but if I'm the only one, I'll eat the whole thing.((Slight lack of self-moderation. Chinese buffets are a problem.))   * Socializing - some of you will get a kick out of this, but I've been hosting fairly regular card get-togethers. As in people come, we play canasta or similar, and I cook a cobbler. It works out, because I love a bit of cobbler, but if I'm the only one, I'll eat the whole thing.((Slight lack of self-moderation. Chinese buffets are a problem.))
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   * Growing a beard - I can feel your glare from here, Mom haha.   * Growing a beard - I can feel your glare from here, Mom haha.
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   * Not measuring - see above baking, all eyeball. Pretty useful. ​   * Not measuring - see above baking, all eyeball. Pretty useful. ​
  
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