We made it through the big move! Once we finally got here and got into our temporary apartment, it took us 3 or 4 days to get over the jet lag. We are 6 hours ahead of Florida, and 7 hours ahead of Tennessee. On top of jet lag, we have probably been getting 20 times the level of exercise we were used to, because we walk everywhere. Needless to say, we have been pretty tired.
We have not bought bicycles or cell phones yet..still trying to find the right ones. We have also been hunting for an apartment (we only have this one for one month), and today we found the one we want! Now we have to wait to find out if we get it. Over here, the landlord often lives in the same building you are renting a room out of, and multiple families share a laundry room and staircase, etc...For that reason, the landlords will see multiple people who are interested in their property and they will choose carefully which one they want. We're keeping our fingers crossed!
It has been a struggle trying to make decisions and big purchases in a place where there is such a language barrier, but we have a wonderful woman in the university's international office who is helping us with pretty much everything. It looks like we will both be taking German language classes at the University starting in October.
On a side note, thank you so much to all of our friends and family who came to our going away party in Lawrenceburg. It meant a lot to us to have a chance to see everyone before we left. As for the St. Pete folks, we miss you already and we're glad we got to see that side of the family too.
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