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Crazy week

I have been cleaning and washing in preparation for our trip to Prague to stay with family there and then to Strasbourg to spend more time with my Inlaws.

The sun has come back and we are spending time outside in between all the preparation. I know I should not stress about it all but it isn’t easy to pack for five people. I, also, have to make sure all our clothes are clean before we go since we don’t have many.

This afternoon we are going to La Chaux-du-fonds so that Vilay can get his contacts and not be bothered with wearing his glasses during the entire trip. We were suppose to do that yesterday but other things popped up that needed attending to. By the way, do not ever believe a salesman!

A representative for Cablecom paid us a visit a few weeks back that ended up costing us about 14 francs to send a modem and letter back to them. We were told that we could break a contract with Swisscom that we still have a year left on since it is not legal to have a contract for more than a year. We explained that the contract was longer because we got a free wireless router for signing the contract for two years. Well, it is legal and we had to pay to send the Cablecom box back. I had told Vilay for ten days (the time we had to break the contract with Cablecom) to call Swisscom and verify that we could break the contract but he kept putting it off. Ha! Next time he will listen to me…I hope. Otherwise, I will have to call but I am not afraid. The Swisscom woman that called us yesterday said she had no problem understanding me and that my French was a good French. :) It wasn’t as hard as I had imagined to talk over the phone in French.

Each day it is easier and easier to talk in a language that is becoming more and more my own. This weekend, I will be surrounded by yet another language…Czech! However, I am sure I will still be speaking in French with my Inlaws and in English with our children, my husband and all the people I can’t speak to in Czech with. ;)

I still am having trouble believing I will be on the Charles Bridge in Prague sometime this weekend!


Charles Bridge in Prague – click here to view larger. (Photo taken by Chosovi) After this weekend, I will have my own photos of Prague and the Czech Republic to share with you.

The next few weeks will be at a different pace than what we are now accustomed to. We will miss the calm of our mountains even if we know that we will have a great vacation.

I am not worried because I know the cows will still be here waiting for us.

Field just outside our village
Click to view larger.

The children are as excited as we are to go on a vacation with their grandparents. We are happy to be able to spend some quality time with them since we don’t get to see them nearly as much as we would like.

When you live close by you tend to take your family forgranted but when you move away it doesn’t take long to start missing them.

I will try to post each day before we leave Friday afternoon. Over the next few weeks, I will post when I can get on the Internet. I hope to be able to post at least a few photos and posts of our vacation on my blog before we make it back home. However, I can promise nothing.

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  • KrisUnderwood July 16, 2008, 5:17 pm

    Prague! Envious. Looking forward to those pictures!

  • patdem July 17, 2008, 6:40 am

    content que tu commences à maîtriser notre si belle langue.
    enjoy your holidays
    patrice

  • Pumpkin July 17, 2008, 12:37 pm

    Kris,
    I am getting excited to see Prague. My husband and I have talked about going there to see his family since before we were married.

    Patdem,
    Merci! C’est vrai le français est une belle langue.
    I am beginning to think and dream in French which makes me happy. Now, I need to work on writing fluently in French. Then, French will become my language just as English is.

  • sissi July 17, 2008, 1:04 pm

    I want to visit Prague.
    it is 7 hours away ( by car)

  • expatraveler July 18, 2008, 3:06 am

    How much fun! I haven’t been since 2002 when I was there for the entire month of may…

    By the way – happy early bday!

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