Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Last few days

Our time here in Germany is swiftly drawing to a close, and the days seem to be coming in rapid-fire succession lately! Pete shipped his "toy" Porsche last Friday, so we're down to just the one borrowed vehicle (thank goodness everyone seems to have two cars!) and that means there's just no more getting out as a family. Sunday was, um, interesting, to say the least. Jon and Kelsey had to spend the night with friends in Frankfurt so they'd have a ride to church, then they had to ride the train home!

Jon is doing his "official" (read: final) swearing-in today, meaning he is now official property of the US Army. He only has one more day left at home. I *should* be falling apart, but I'm still in one piece. For now. I got a small taste of what "good-bye" feels like on Sunday when we said our farewells to three of the families that are leaving to go back to the States....and Jon. As we sang "Blest Be the Tie", Pete had the most pronounced vibrato in his voice that I've ever heard coming from him, and that started a domino effect of tears, then giggling as we all (as in the WHOLE congregation) tried to stop sniveling. It was pretty pitiful.

Our final pack-up and shipment of the rest of our "stuff" is Friday. Then we have the weekend to prepare for our final housing inspection. There are moments when it still doesn't feel real, but I'm sure it WILL--like next Tuesday morning when we lug all of our baggage up to the hotel!

Hmm, I wonder if we'll have wireless internet access??


Leah said...

Best wishes as you guys prepare to say goodbye, especially to Jon!
Hope things go smoothly over the next few weeks!

Dawn said...

At least it's a beautiful day today in Darmstadt and not like that awful almost 90 degree, 100% humidity thing...ugh...

Living on the top floor of housing it always heats up faster which I notice as I haul the laundry up and down 60 stairs from the basement...lol.

Our car was being shipped today and tomorrow the movers come to pack our unaccompanied baggage. I have been going through the house the past several days going 'hmmmm I will definitly need this in our new house' and it's something I never used being here in Germany...lol.

We have our plane tickets and look forward to saying goodbye to Germany once and for all and moving on in life. You and your family may have had a better expierance here in Darmstadt but we have not for various reasons, so, it's time to go.

Did you have to make reservations at the Inn or no?
I told my hubby we may have to and when we move in there this month and he's like "why, there's nobody here"...lol. He has a point.

How are the housing folks? Are they being real picky about the place being squeaky clean or are they being a little leiniant?

God Bless your week.


Qtpies7 said...

I'm so excited for you getting back home again!
Boy, I didn't make it through graduation or the church's senior recognition very well. Lots of tears, lol.

Qtpies7 said...

I'm anxious to hear how your trip went! Update when you can!

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