Today was sort of a reality check for me. I know we have been here for over a week now, but today was the first day that I have felt like a bit of a stranger in this land. I guess I just needed an Oma to yell at me in German... on the Strassenbahn (that I should be sitting with Levi instead of standing)or at least that is what I think she said based on her gestures. There were about 10 people squished between Brad and I, so he was unable to translate for me!;)
Then came dinner...my gracious husband offered to take the kids to the park, while I attempted dinner...dessert and all. The applecrisp went ok...and frying up the chicken wasn't a problem, but when it came to making the rice and the "special sauce"...I really couldn't read the directions in German or figure out the conversions of grams and liters for the water and the butter...UGH! Fortunately, Brad and the children returned and Brad was able to help me out. He even translated the actual meaning of the word "wisk" which literally means "snow broom" in German. I know, it was too much info for me too! In the end, dinner was good...but a humbling experience to not be able to figure everything out just the same.
my first attempt at baking in Austria...homemade applecrisp
Even though today was challenging on many fronts, we were able to sign an agreement on a lovely apt. in the 1st District. It is a newly remodeled apt. with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a terrace, and a living area large enough to entertain guests. Now we wait a few days to receive a formal contract and then hopefully move in later this month. Please pray that everything continues to go smoothly.
view of the city from Abby's bedroom
living room and stairs to second floor
I hope you all have a wonderful "Independence Day" tomorrow...please eat some All-American apple pie for us! (we'll make due with our applecrisp)