Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day three

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!

12 comments:

Kim said...

at least now you can look back and laugh about it! OMG, how frustrating and crazy....how long have you been in germany now? look forward to more stories! have an interesting day!
xo

Frau said...

Kim we have been in Germany since July.

preppyplayer said...

Don't you feel empowered by how far you have come?
I am impressed. I forgot about all your mishaps, LOL
Can't wait to see you. Call me before you leave and I will bring the bags.

Joyce said...

Lucy I mean Kathy you are too funny!! Oh please tell us more... I am enjoying Courtney's new adventures since she left Houston. Isn't she the sweetest?!

Happy Easter my friend! xoxo

Deidra said...

This is wonderful! And I love ALDI...right here the midwestern US of A!

Happy Easter!

t.t. millers said...

See how much you have learned in such a short time!!! Now you can look back and laugh - right? - LOL

Ina J Offret said...

Wow I had fun catching up to the last few days of your posts. You and Katelyn sound like an episode of I Love Lucy (Lucy and Ethel)... While in NJ it is hard for me to get online due to helping my mom (no internet at her house)... and it is not an easy task on the iPhone (but can be done)... PS I think if I lived in Jersey near your sister we could get into some serious trouble !!! She is a fun, fun person!!! :)

McMommy said...

I think I need a Xanax after reading this post!!! I don't blame you for hitting the sack at 8:30pm!

Shady Lady said...

How incredibly stressful! But it seems you've come quite a long way. You go girl!!

K said...

Those early days must have been stressful.

Mrs. K said...

well shoot...you should have emailed me then i know some good german recipes...ok i know ONE. german pancakes and wiener schnitzel. YUM.

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