|Keeping warm with a furnace|
|The Blue Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey|
|Bosporus Straight - David's apartment is next to tower in middle of pic. Tower is Galata Tower|
|David's apartment is on the 4th floor of the peach building that is jutting out.|
|Grand Bazaar - Istanbul|
|Turkish food - Appetizer (middle) a pastrami quiche and Main Course a Shepherd's pie type thing with lamb|
The biggest inconvenience, however, was the furnace. Yep, our furnace (which is just over 1 year old) broke. Now, for all my southern friends, you might not think that this would be an issue for the end of April however, here in Buffalo, temperatures have been below normal with highs in the upper 30's/low 40's. Although David was able to lead me through some diagnostic things over the phone from JFK airport, I ended up having to call the heating company. Although the heating company responded quickly, they weren't able to obtain the replacement part needed (gas valve) over the weekend and so Madeline and I spent the weekend without heat.
|David on Skype from apartment in Istanbul|