Saturday, July 7, 2007

Greetings from Across the Pond

Well, things are finally settling down over here. We finally have an internet connection and we have bought enough furniture to start feeling like we aren't camping out in our own house. We ordered a couch today and I can't tell you how glad I will be when it gets here. I never thought about how frustrating it can be not having anywhere to sit down and relax. The only major purchases we have left is a new TV and a car. I have had to install light fixtures in almost every room of the house. I'm thinking I can moonlight as an electrician before long. I've only been shocked once which is pretty good in my book.

We had lunch today in downtown Mannheim. The weather was great and it was nice sitting near the town square. I am planning on taking Jami over to Heidelberg tomorrow to tour the castle. Heidelberg is a cool town with a really nice castle that dates back to the 1400s. It is only 30 minutes from our house in Heppenheim-Kirschhausen which is nice. There is a Army post there too where we can buy groceries, shop at the PX, etc.

Our stuff is scheduled to get here on the 19th, but after my recent experiences with a semi-socialistic country like Germany, which operates like a union, I half expect the workers to be on strike that week and not get our stuff for 3 extra weeks. Long story, but that is why it took so long to get our internet connection. Speaking of strike, my commute this week was terrible, for no reason that I could tell. It turns out that the transportation workers were on strike, so everyone decided to drive. Driving 10 mph on the Autobahn is not my idea of thrilling. I guess that is all for now. Hope everyone is doing well. Tschues!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Steve and Jami--I'm so glad to hear that you're getting settled--I'm loving the stories and can't wait to see pictures of the place once y'all have moved in!

Praying for you!