The day of many tragedies!! Craig thinks none of our day was tragic by his terms but that doesn’t count because he was safely tucked away in his container at work, while we attempted living in Germany without knowing German!
Tragedy One my blow dryer blew up, even with the adapter, thus beginning day one with scary frizzy hair! We decided we should probably go to the grocery store so with our recycled bags in hand we were off. Katelyn as my guide, because she had gone the night before for our delicious frozen pizza. We headed down to the bus stop a nine-minute trip to the store via bus! Easy really unless your fourteen year old decides it would be faster to take a different bus on opposite side of street that also goes to the store! So why I believed a girl that only had Jellybeans in her belly the day she went to the store most likely delirious, but what else could I do she was my ticket to food. An hour later and shear panic we got off the bus at the Mercedes Plant not the grocery store! That would be Tragedy TWO a big one in my book! Keep in mind we do not have a cell phone oh and we do not know German! I nice homeless beggar wanted us to share my money with him after I did my best German NO he stood there and stared at us we are calling that Tragedy Three. We then got back on the same bus that took us on this wild ride, why you ask too get back where we started from and start all over…. Sounds logical Katelyn idea!
We finally made it to Aldi’s the grocery store; Craig has not shut up about. They carried nothing that vaguely looked familiar so we decided to walk down to the Extra store they had gone to the night before. We are calling Aldi’s not buying any food Tragedy Four because of everything we went through to get there and it was a bust! Spent an hour in Extra trying to make sense of German food and walking every aisle. With two full bags in tow and a bus ride ahead we were feeling pretty good about our shopping trip. Until Craig came home and looked in the frig and said I thought you went shopping today! I made spaghetti for dinner I certainly hope it was ground beef and not Zebra cause I couldn’t read the label to save my life! First dinner in new place not bad, not Prego though!
Gardeners show up today to clean up the yard, Klaus and some other guy, again Klaus said he spoke a little English I think a little is the English he spoke! Craig got by a whole month without speaking German we barely made it a day without issue of language barriers. Katelyn said we had Five Tragedies today I think either playing Charades with the gardener or my frizzy hair is a tye for fifth place. Was in bed by 8:30!