It has been a busy few days here unpacking and getting our new place looking like a home. After being in a hotel for a month and half it is so nice having our stuff and finally a place to call home. The movers came last Friday morning and were done in under 2 hours. I felt bad since we live on the 3rd floor the guys had a lot of stairs to climb. Luckily we got the moving company which spoke English. They were super nice and did a great job. Later that day we got our cable and internet working.
The house is unpacked and I just need to finalize the placement of things. We are lucky and have tons of storage in the form of build ins and two small units in the basement. The dogs are enjoying their morning walks and getting use to climbing all the stairs to our house. Trooper and Sissy love the idea that the dog park is only a few minute walk from the house.
Here are a few pictures of our place.
The one thing good about moving with the military is your always running into someone you know. A few weeks back I ran into an old friend at the food court, we taught together in Kansas and our husband's are both stationed here. It's a small world. Last night she invited me to a card making party. It was nice to get out of the hotel and socialize and make cards.
Today we got an email stating our HHG goods have arrived in Germany. We were able to move our walk thought to tomorrow and our stuff will also be deliverer tomorrow. Our internet, cable and phone will be installed tomorrow. For it being Friday the 13th, it's going to be a great day in the Curtis' house. We will finally have our stuff and we can start getting into a routine here!
We were able to get the keys to our place today! We are schedule to get our loaner furniture on Friday and sign the paperwork on Monday. We got a 3rd floor 3 bedroom/2 bath apartment with a small storage unit in the basement. We have a good size living room which connects to the dinning room. The kitchen is small but with lots of storage. The apartment has a good amount of storage and has a washer/dryer. Here are a few pictures, it kinda hard to imagine with it being empty. On Friday when the loaner furniture comes I will upload more.
The base which we will be living on has lots things like the grocery store, thift store, library, theater, fitness center, dog park, post office and gas station. There is a good deal of things to do on base and it is all within walking distance. We are close to bus and train stop and walking distance to restaurants and a shopping center.
I took Spanish in high school, so I only have learned a few phrases in German like good morning, thank you and good bye. I am looking into taking Germany conversion language classes probably in January, the USO offers 3 different levels.
It has been a month since we arrived in Germany and the life of living in a hotel is getting old. We are starting to get a little cabin fever. Mario is back to work so the dogs and I stay around the hotel room. We take morning walks but most the day are spent inside. Yesterday we took a little adventure to the dog park on the base we are hoping to live on.
I just love to sit and watch the dogs explore. As you can see from the pictures, the dog park is a fence off forest like area, with tons of new smells! Sissy got a little crazy dog which then caused Trooper to get a little crazy dog and they both were running all over. I tried to catch it on video but no go. I can't wait till we can walk there everyday. Soon very soon, I hope. I am keeping my fingers crossed that housing will say our house is ready this week!
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