Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Almost-Einwohnerin

I have a Mietvertrag! I have a Mietvertrag!

I got an email from the guy who’s room I’m taking today, wishing me well in the apartment and with the rental contract attached. I’ll have to send them the security deposit by the end of this month, but other than that, this process seems pretty painless (surprising, I’ve heard horror stories about deutsche Bürokratie — I’m sure my time will come).

Nevertheless, I’ve sent the documents to my mentor teacher for double-checking. I never learned apartment rental contract vocabulary in German 341.

X-treme editing for x-treme effect.

X-treme editing for x-treme effect.

I wasn’t going to post today, but I just printed them both out to read over/sign/dance with and I got too excited and had to share. With who? Eh. We don’t ask the hard questions around here.

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Even small steps keep you moving

Let’s all give a round of applause to this situation, in which I verynearlyalmost have a Mietvertrag.

Sortofsoonenough officially, I have a place to live in Oldenburg.

My neck of the woods, folks.

My neck of the woods, folks.

Right near the train station, right near the Innenstadt. HEART OF IT ALL, if you will.

And I could not love corresponding with my roommates auf Deutsch any more! I’m clumsy about it, as you should all expect, but I’m not bad by any means, and I’ve gotten quite a few compliments in regards to my skillz, actually. Way to make a girl blush, guys.

Loving this, loving this, loving this.

In other news, I find myself spending all the money I’m supposed to be saving for this trip, on items that I keep justifying with the phrase, “This will be so great to have in Germany!”

Who are we kidding; I have a mild shopping addiction, undiagnosed.

I'm feelin' good about it.

I’m feelin’ good about it.

Anyway, both my mentor teachers seem to be taking vacations in the next few days, so that’ll keep me off my phone for a (very short little) while. I seem to be having more fun with this blogging thing than I’d expected, though, so I may just keep posting nonsense to satisfy the little monster in my brain that feeds eagerly on page views.

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