We arrived Friday morning.
It was an awful last night at the empty apartment, and an even worse trip down here, but i won't bore you with that.
The important thing is that we got here in time for our meeting with the building manager and real estate lady, and that the meeting went well.
Our friend Sascha from Hamburg was there to translate, and we got two keys to our new home.
The people we're renting from are very German, but so nice and in no way sketchy, and i really appreciate that.
We have had a few opportunities to check out our new area, and i think i like it. I mean, i know i like it already, it's just weird cause i still feel like Kreuzberg, the only neighborhood i'm kinda familiar with, is the center of Berlin, and Schöneberg is just somewhere we go visit.
It's a little strange, but i'm sure it'll all start changing tomorrow when our stuff arrives from Denmark.
Very excited about that!
Yesterday, after a quick trip to Bauhaus for cleaning supplies, we met up at the house with a couple of old friends from Denmark who live here now.
We gave them a tour of the house, and they really loved it.
It's not that i need other people's approval of my new home or anything, but it's just nice when people share our enthusiasm for the place, you know?
We had some lunch, and then we went back to clean the apartment floor.
It wasn't actually that gross, except for a dead bird, which is really more sad than gross, but it still took a while.
Luckily they'd brought their dog Palma, who happens to be Lucifer's best friend from way back, so at least those two were entertained.
We never got around to cleaning the other areas of the house cause it was late and dark when we finished, but i figure we'll have plenty of time for that after we've officially moved in.
So yeah, moving in tomorrow!
It's gonna be strange and exciting to spend the first night there, and not feel like we're just visiting anymore.
It'd be a little easier to explore and adjust if it was spring, but i'm still happy this happened so fast, and that we got to move this year.
I think we're actually pretty rad for pulling it off.
Tonight we're gonna watch some movies with Sarah and the kitties, and probably try to go to bed early so we can be at the house at 8 am, ready to lift some heavy shit!
Just kidding, i'm not gonna lift a single box, but we still need to be there and help with placing stuff and making sure the truck isn't looted.
Ok, there'll probably be a lot of lifting after the movers have gone and we realize everything is in the wrong place, but i'm even looking forward to that a little bit!
Welcome to Germany
The Riesenbunker (that's the official name now!)
Palma! We're dog sitting her next weekend and we can't wait...
Ok, that was a weird post, butt i'm in such a weird place (not Berlin, like, in my brain i mean) so it's no wonder.
I'm happy, though. Happy to be here and to be moving in to our new home for reals!