Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Moving Right Along

It's almost like I have done this one too many times before.

Put Josh on a tram this morning headed to the airport. Actually, I put Josh and his two large suitcases, one roller carry on, and his laptop bag on a tram this morning. I have no idea how he made it through HB and onto the train with all that hanging on him, but I better get creative because I will be in those same shoes very soon.

Next the Brockenhaus guys came to pick up the furniture to be donated. It was almost like a tornado came whizzing through here in the hour it took them to tear apart and load everything. Super schnell. The only thing that slowed them down was the time it took them to roll their eyes at me and ask me to wipe all the dog hair off our bed frame and from the back of the couch. Please. Nobody sees that anyway. Guess that Swiss clean thing didn't rub off on me.

Then I got to spend the next six-hours pulling weeds out from in between stones on our balcony. Oh yeah...and I'm not done. I learned that this isn't included in the grand I am paying for the cleaners to ONLY clean the apartment. This is considered to be yard work and not part of the cleaning package deal. Lesson learned. Make sure to ask. I will be now be spending tonight and tomorrow finishing the rest of our 80 m2 balcony. I guess it's just the price we have to pay.

Other than that, the guest room is filled with all the things to get packed and shipped off tomorrow. Stella's crate is all stickered-up and paperwork signed for her early morning VIP departure. And, then there is just me to get back to Austin. If I can survive the next 48 hours, I deserve a medal. Wish me luck.

Oh...and, if anyone has ideas on what I can make for dinner with some canned tuna, spaghetti (but no pot), muesli, some flour, and a bag of tea...you just let me know.


  1. I really enjoyed your blog. I am now a follower. Hopefully you'll get insights from mine. http://westbob.blogspot.com/2010/05/god-vs-science.html

    All the best, Bob West

  2. Good luck with your move and in all your future adventures! I've been following your blog for the last few months, as we are preparing for a move from Houston to Zurich (with two dogs) at the end of August. It sounds like you took full advantage of your time in Switzerland, which inspires us to do the same!

  3. Thanks, Susan. And, good luck with your move back to Texas! I can't imagine having to deal with two dogs. It was enough with our one. If you ever make it over to Austin, shoot me a line. Bis später!

  4. Have a safe trip to Austin! I am looking through your blog about living in Zurich. It is a good reference for me as I get ready to live there. Take care! Keep writing and keep in touch!


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