12.03.2007

And so it begins...

Guten Abend! Iche heiße Diane Mandy. I spricht kein Deutsch.

Hallo from Mannheim, Germany. Max, Charlie, Rascal and I arrived on time and without incident on Sunday morning. After sleeping about 15 hours, Max and I ventured out for our first full day in Deutschland.

Here were the highlights.

* Registered with the governement and got tax I.D. cards
* Opened a bank account
* Went grocery shopping (not sure what I bought in some cases)
* Almost got hit by the tram while crossing the street
* Secured desperately needed Internet service
* Bought a hair dryer (second most important item of the day)
* Didn’t find a kitty litter scooper (third most important item of the day)
* Almost got hit by a cyclist while crossing the street

All in all, I think it was a very productive day!

15 comments:

Jamy said...

Wilkommen! (Ha ha.)

Possible substitute for kitty litter scoop is a metal slotted spoon.

Good luck and I look forward to reading all your ex-pat adventures!

Just a trumpet player said...

And you managed to do all of this (and probably more...) on your first day in a foreign country ??

You're off to a real good start !!

You're my new hero...

Me said...

You rock! :) viel spass in Deutschland!

Zhaan said...

So glad to talk to you today!! It made Monday a good day. :)

Monica said...

Apparently you are going to have to work on your crossing the streets experience... a cyclist and a tram all in the first day!

Glad all is well :)

Cheryl said...

Other than almost getting hit, it sounds good. Wishing you more good ones...

kenju said...

Diane, thanks for the visit. There are a lot of books on my "to read" list, too. I think you should definitely read the Harry Potter series - they are not just for children - and you will be amazed at Rowling's creativity and imagination!

kenju said...

Hey, I just noticed that the comment I left here last night didn't register. Pooh! I said something like you had a very productive day! After the travel you just did, I might have slept for a week before venturing out!

LZ Blogger said...

Diane ~ This must be SO EXCITING for you? I know I am excited for you myself. I'll have to tell you about Mrs. LZ trip with her cousin to Germany sometime... what a COMEDY! Thanks for checking in and I am glad to hear that the adventure is starting! ~ jb///

June said...

so glad you made it safe and sound.

i can send you a pooper scooper. :)

utenzi said...

That did sound like an adventurous first day, Diane. I hope today turns out just as well.

Fabi Yvette said...

Glad to hear you arrived safely!! Can't wait to hear more of your adventures, we'll be thinking of you all!

running42k said...

Good start except for the almost being hit twice thing.

AmyD said...

So far, so good from the sounds of it! Glad you are settling in. I hope life doesn't bore you too much now that Max will be working and you will not. Maybe you should start writing a novel?... :o)

Jennifer said...

Glad to see you had safe landings. I'm very much looking forward to your coming adventures in a "new world"!