Monday, February 2, 2009

Something New

Well, I'm sorry to say that my craptastic hair has returned. However, this time it's due to the crummy weather and not any appliances that I shorted out.

It has rained or snowed here all weekend long. I actually welcome the snow over rain, because the rain is steady, cold and completely bone soaking. Not pleasant I assure you.

This morning Sean and I had our lease signing over at housing bright and early. It took nearly two hours to complete all of it. The housing lady said mainly because the apartment we picked is brand-new, which requires a little bit more of paperwork.

It was quite a scene in the office. Picture Sean and I, who don't speak much Italian, unless you count my mastery of the Italian numerals from 1-10, the alphabet and the all important, "I'd like a table for two" among other things. Not exactly a mastery of the Italian language. Then picture our landlord, who as far as I know doesn't speak a lick of English. It was quite interesting.

Our government furniture and appliances are being delievered Friday and hopefully our household goods and unaccompanied baggage will be along soon. I actually went to Transportation the other day to inquire about them, but all the lady could tell me was that they were delayed. It was hard not to be sarcastic, I mean really? They're late? I never would have guessed. I guess they were scheduled to arrive the 26 of January. I'm hoping they aren't too late. I kind of want to get my stuff.

I'm busy all this week trying to get the utilities set up for our apartment. Tomorrow is the electric company, Wednesday is the house inspection, Thursday is the gas company. Don't worry about the language barrier though, they are kind enough to send a translator with you to help out with the process. Thank God!

I have some big news! Sean and I got a laptop. I must confess I am very behind in technology. This is our first laptop, but I'm so excited. It's a Toshiba and quite honestly it's just awesome. I can't get a good wireless signal in our hotel though,so I'm still having to visit the library to check the Internet, but it's nice to finally have a laptop!

Oh...and I'm happy to say that Sean has stopped with the muffin-top nickname. I guess telling him that the blogging world thought he was a jackass for calling me that helped immensely. He even cooked me dinner Friday night and took me bowling. Don't even ask about bowling. I honestly don't have that many gutterballs, maybe 3 and yet I still can't break 100.

Hope your Monday is great!

16 comments:

Janie said...

Sounds like things are rocking along nicely!

THEhooahwife said...

Thank God he quit the "muffin top" thing and took you out! And YAY for the laptop! I love laptops...

I hope the rest of your getting settled goes smoother. Getting settled in the states is a pain, I can't imagine how much more of a pain it is outside the CONUS.

Tania said...

Sean needs to find another nickname for you....glad we could help out with that!

You're almost there! Hopefully your stuff isn't too delayed. Crossing my fingers for you!

Lindsey said...

Glad things are going well and congrats on the laptop!!

Tasha said...

The word "craptastic" may just be my favorite word of all time. Congrats on the new laptop!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

The fact that you said "jackass" made me laugh and laugh.....

It was kind of jackass-ish of him to call you that :)

Daniel recently found out just what a "muffin-top" is. I think he may have pulled a muscle laughing. I did not because I was sporting one at that time. ;)

-Andrea

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Kebi Cedawna said...

Oh I love my Toshiba laptop. It's ten million times better than the old Dell I used to have, you won't be disappointed. I hope this means you can post some pictures :)

And Valentine's Day in Venice sounds like a dream, Lucky!!!

Rosemarie said...

Yesterday I jumped in the shower, put my make up on and when I was just about ready to blow dry my hair.. guess what?

I blew my blowdry dry! lol It's dead!

So me (and my wet head) drove to the neartest stores and bought a new one! I love Revlon dryers!

SassyEngineer said...

I hope the weather improves soon! I can't wait to see pictures of your new place - how exciting :)

Jon and Steph said...

So glad to hear you signed for your apartment! You'll be settled soon enough! I know what you mean about the rain, that is all it does in Germany at the moment. Right now it is COLD in Austria and is supposed to rain/snow all week! Figures the week I visit, its sucky weather! ;)

Have a great week girl!

d.a.r. said...

Yay for signing for housing!!!

Erin said...

I am glad Sean got the hint, haha.

Hope your stuff arrives soon!!

Abbie said...

I'm so excited for your new laptop! It was one of the best days ever when I got my first one! And for the amount of European traveling it sounds like you'll be doing, it's going to come in handy!

erika said...

uuuhhh i have weather-effect hair too. It's awful. I have had many of days where i'm trying to straighten my hair and then i realize "oh.. must be raining out today" or "rain is definitely coming"

Hope everything goes well as you guys settle in

lala said...

LOL I can't believe he called you muffin top!!!! That's awful. Glad he stopped with that :) :)

For some reason I hate bowling. Not sure why. I think it has something to do with my childhood...

Can't wait to see pictures of your new apt!