Whew! That was one hectic day but we are settling into the new apartment well and have made it into our second day here without any problems.

The day started at 6am when Michael went to pick up the moving van. The roads were slippery but he thankfully managed to evade an almost-accident. The first helpers arrived at 8am and by then we had packed up the last things in our room and brought some of the boxes downstairs. Our helpers were plenty (about 12) and came in little waves. By about 10am we were at the apartment and started to unload the van and all the cars and the rest of the lamps and mirrors were hung. We had to drive the van back one more time for a few items but still managed to be done by 4pm. At least, that’s when everyone left and we were left with the rest of the boxes.

Now we are hanging pictures, unpacking boxes and the rest of our clothes and everything else is ready! Our housewarming party is this Friday so until then we should have everything set up 🙂

I won’t be posting any pics of the actual apartment but we have heard from our locksmith that in the area there is a nice climbing garden and a little river so once we check those out I’ll give you a tour! For now, we’re relaxing in our new home and putting our final touches on it. No furniture was harmed in the making of this home. Thank goodness.

Here’s a last look at the view from our old place to satisfy any visual cravings:

A view of the Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

A view of the Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

A view of the city

A view of the city

Moving day

Yup, it’s sneaking up on us but we are so ready for it. I mean, as ready as one can be.

We’ve renovated the whole apartment, hung up all the lights, built all the Ikea and other furniture that we bought, set up the tv and sound system, built the bed frame, moved most of the boxes over, packed the shelves of the new kitchen with glasses, plates, etc, installed smoke detectors and moved over some of our clothing already.

In the meantime we are practically living out of a suitcase with the remainder of our clothes, and our old cupboard has been thrown away. We are living on the basics. I can’t imagine what it’s like to move house if the house is full of your stuff. At least for us we’ve just got our room and some extra things around the place and all the big kitchen appliances (oven, stove, fridge, dishwasher) were already in the new place.

The plan is to move across on Saturday and hopefully we’ll only need to drive the moving truck one time but you never know…there’s still a little to be packed but we have 4 days left and it’s doable. I knew it would be stressful to move, but it is crazy what people collect during their lives! And not even all of my things are in Germany!

Here’s hoping for a smooth moving day and a happy life in the new place! I know this post is a little ‘economical’ with a lack of pictures, etc but I will put some up once we’ve settled in or at least gotten over the main stress of the event.

Also…please don’t snow! The weather has been crazy and oddly warm so let’s hope it stays that way until at least Sunday 🙂

Have a great week everyone!