Sunday, January 22, 2012

Getting Settled

Phil and I seem to be settling into our new life here, in Germany, quite nicely. We've only been here a week and we've found a place to live. We'll be in a suburb of the city of Ansbach. It is only a two bedroom apartment, but it is 1300 square feet. So there are a couple of large closet rooms I could turn into an art and sewing studio. I'm really excited. It is more than I ever could have expected. I think our situation is pretty outstanding as far as a military move is concerned. The average wait time on a house is more like 45 days. Any girl I've spoken to befiore now has horror stories about trying to find a place to live, and dealing with thehousing office. I feel fortunate to admit I really don't have anything negative to say. Phil did a marvelous job picking it out. The landlord and his wife are incredibly nice. They don't speak English, so it's more motivation for me to keep plugging away at my German. Our apartment is one of three. We're in the middle, ground level. We've got three porches. I am so excited to move in, which won't actually happen for another two weeks. When I do, you can be sure I'll take some photos.

Our house is on a hill top. The view of the city is amazing. Our yard is amazing. There is a lot of landscaping. I think I will have an overabundance of inspiration and subject matter for art. I'll be happy to start making things again.

I'm also all set for the Spring Bazaar. It'll be nice to sell some scarves again, and get acquainted with my community.

I feel like I've been slacking on my Etsy Shop, and my internet presence in general. I never thought that my access to the internet would be so limited. I'm lucky to have been able to use it as much as I have been. In case you haven't noticed, I've journaling our days here under the Germany tab on this site. Check it out for more recent updates.

I hope you're having a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. GORGEOUS! What a fantastic experience. I'm so excited for you!