If any locals see a blonde woman gripping the steering wheel too hard in a new burgundy Sentra and randomly using the blinkers and the wipers, that will be me. I'm probably be trying to remember which is right and left, hence the random use of the wiper-washers as I'll be flummoxed and in Australia the indicators are on the other side of the steering wheel. The apparently random use of indicators demonstrates that I don't know where I am going and still can't tell left from right, so there are likely to be shouts of "NO! The OTHER left!" echoing from the car.
I drove around for an hour and a half yesterday trying to find my way around town without a map.
A map is a Really Good Idea.
I still don't have one but we did find the enormous Wholefoods out in Cupertino without a map. And when I got lost, I did eventually find my way home - I had thought that the main roads are mostly a grid system, but I found some "main" roads that didn't fit the grid very well, plus I was 90 degrees out in my directional sense. Stupid directional sense. Plus I had not really been able to see the mountains on the west side of San Jose very well before - it's rained and been misty a LOT. I didn't realise that they were so big!
Hopefully this weekend I will get a photoshoot of all the socks (except one pair that I gifted) that I've knitted over the last few weeks. I want to go into the mountains and to the beach. And find a place to live in either Campbell or Mountain View/Sunnyvale/similar.