6 months from today Germany will be a memory. We’re excited to go home and be closer to family once more, excited to have the chance to take part in the lives of the children being born into our family, and excited to be on even footing again money wise. But… we will miss it. It’s been a fantastic adventure and we are grateful for the opportunity to explore far more of the world than we would have done on our own.
This week is was announced that Germany will no longer be selling unleaded gasoline. So, there is no longer any supply for our gas station. We now have no choice but to use Super Unleaded or Supreme. Also, there is a big hullabaloo over here over why our gas prices are so high when the states are now so much lower (our gas prices are supposed to reflect a national average.) As a result of these things the cheapest gas available to Ryan and I is $2.20 a gallon. OUCH
This is the coldest winter that Ryan and I have experienced here. As unlikely as it sounds… it’s also the nicest! We’ve had snow and freezing temperatures (our high yesterday topped out at a balmy 16 degrees) but we’ve had not much biting wind, driving ice, and freezing rain categories at all. To top all that off we’ve had more sunny days this winter than the last two put together! Don’t get me wrong though… I still HATE being cold.
Last but not least… You simply won’t believe this one! Last night our dryer committed a slow and lingering dryercide. Yep you read that right… this is the third complete death of an appliance in about 5 weeks. I put a load of clothes in to dry yesterday afternoon. I got distracted and didn’t go down to pull them out for about three hours. So imagine my surprise when I came around the corner to see that the dryer was still running! I opened it thinking that my clothes had to be ashes by now only to find them still soaking wet and the interior of the dryer colder than the unheated basement… So the repair guys are coming tomorrow to repair or hopefully just replace the dumb thing. Honestly what a pain!
Nothing much else going on around here. We’re still anxiously counting down the days until we get our list… Only 9 more now!