Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Post #1!

So, I decided to start this blog since we are now living in Germany!  Hopefully it will be a way for us to stay in contact with all our friends and family, and you can see more of what we are doing day to day.

To update, we got to Germany about a week ago and have been busy since.  Our most consuming task right now is looking for a place to live.  The housing market is pretty competitive, so this may take a while.  We looked at a couple so far, and haven't found anything doable yet.  But we are staying positive.

Interesting fact I learned at orientation today:  There are only about 6 in 1,000 woman in Germany who have babies each year.  Their reproduction rate is very low.  So low that the government offers the parents 3 years of maternity leave, at %60 pay, and a guaranteed job upon return!  Phillip and I will not be helping them out though!  It was hard enough getting the dog here!! :) 

And keep your fingers crossed for Phillip and/or I to pass our Driver's License test tomorrow.  We would prefer to be able to do some exploring this weekend!

Picture of Phillip sitting outside after we had dinner the other night.  This is at about 9:30pm!!  It does not get dark here in the summer til about 10:30pm, and it is light again by 5am!  The winters are gonna be rough as it doesn't get light until about 9am and is dark by 3:30pm!!


  1. A controversary at the Nazarene sunday school has arisen. Are these Mc'ds style fries or are they steak Fires? If steak consinces is yes a fork, however if they are Mc'ds then this is outrageous. Your mom has lost control of the class and is having a hard time getting them back on subject. A rulling must be forth coming.

  2. Style of fry does not matter, unless you are sitting in an actual McDonald's. The only time we have seen people eating fries with their fingers is in a McDonald's in Trier (and the Burger King, but that was on base). All other times a fork applies. Even if you buy them from a street vendor!!

  3. This clearly shows the negative effect of an Obama style of Socialism fashioned after France and Germany