I am learning that you can live with dust. There are no screens here and windows and doors are left open which means dust comes in with every breeze. I have given up the dust fight.
I have learned that tile floors are cold in the morning and when they are wet they can kill you.
I have learned that if you break a finger you can splint it with toothpicks or a half of a clothes pin because no one has any splints. (I didn't break my finger- I learned from Becka's experience.)
I have learned that the disco bar around the corner shuts down at 5 in the morning. Ear plugs are wonderful.