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Moving chores

We have been running around like crazy trying to get everything in order. Lucky for us, Vilay’s company handles all the paperwork for the permits. After we move I will write a nice post about how we researched all the financial angles of living in Switzerland.

Basically, we didn’t have a choice but to live in Switzerland due to not having a car and the fact that if we rented in France it would have been too expensive. In France, we would have had to put up two months of rent for deposit and buy a new fridge and stove. So, if we had not been able to live in Switzerland…Vilay would have not been able to take the job.

After visiting the village that will be home for the next year or so I am happy that it all worked out. We will have our life back after an entire year of shuffling from one big mess to another. I am tired of moving around and want to settle somewhere quiet.

It is so very quiet where we will be living.

I am not sure what pictures I will put up except for cows and horses. However, we will take the train to get groceries in the larger cities nearby or in France and will take all my photos at these times.

I am planning on writing a children’s book during this time of solitude. I always wanted to write children’s books and now I have no excuse. I am going to finda job within a few months or teaching English on the side while working on the book.

I feel like the black clouds have blown away and now we can get on with all our dreams and life.

For the next few days we are deciding on whether to buy the girls beds or just buy mattresses to lay on the floor. We want to be careful to have enough money in the bank to cover any surprises. I think we have researched all the expenses but I am still a little afraid since neither of us have lived in Switzerland before.

Our landlord told Vilay he doesn’t need a deposit. He has confidence in us. I couldn’t believe it! No deposit! So, this is where the money for the beds will most likely come from. The girls have a very nice Swissman to thank for comfortable beds if we decide to go ahead and buy them. We threw their old bed out when we left our apartment in Strasbourg. It was too broken down to keep. However, all this buying is making Vilay and I nervous. We have spent so much money on house supplies that we are starting to get worried. We aren’t used to spending so much money at once.

On the downside…I will have to share a washing machine with the rest of the building. We have certain days and times that are assigned to each apartment for the use of the machine.

On the upside…I do have a dishwasher, stove and refrigerator!!!

The biggest adventure of all is that Vilay and I are both expats at the same time. We are discovering another country together. It’s fun.

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  • Wendz May 24, 2007, 9:34 am

    Fabien and I sleep on mattresses on the floor. Other things have always been too important – beds have had to wait.

    Nathan has a bed though – he hated sleeping on the floor. He does like his creature comforts – Fabien just could not give a toss.

    Oh this adventure is so exciting – I can feel your hope.

  • Frenchlady May 24, 2007, 12:41 pm

    I have been reading your blog since the fall. I am so excited for you. I hope things continue to improve and am looking forward to pictures of cows, etc.

  • Carra May 24, 2007, 3:17 pm

    I am so excited for you, finally something good is coming your way. I have been following your blog for so long I hope I really do this is going to work for you all!

  • Indie Mama May 24, 2007, 6:37 pm

    I totally get being nervous about all the costs of moving. Especially when you’re moving so quickly! My hubby and I had several moments of panic, but what can you do? = )

    The laundry situation isn’t the best, but once you’ve met your neighbors, you can probably work out a reasonable schedule for all.

    I look forward to those pics!

    All the best!

  • Karen May 24, 2007, 8:30 pm

    I am so pleased that things are coming together for you. You were just so down a few weeks ago. All the very best in your new start

  • Mad William May 24, 2007, 11:27 pm

    This sounds great. New adventures are such fun.
    Best of luck.

  • Robbie May 25, 2007, 1:05 am

    I have been visiting your blog as well and am so happy to hear your great news. Try not to worry…it will all work out. Good luck to you and your family and will look forward to your next post and pictures.

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