Day 6: Getting into the swing of things

The kids started German lessons. Rob started working in an office. I hung out the laundry instead of paying extra to use the dryer. We toured another apartment and think we are getting close to making a choice.
We tried again to get a bank account. United States was not in the drop down menu as a place we could be from, so we have to go back tomorrow. German bankers fund it hilarious that Americans know their tax ID (social security) number off the top of our heads.
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Day 5: Apartments, festival, and parks

We saw 3 more apartments today, and we are starting to think we have some good options. The parks here are plentiful and breathtaking.
We went to a festival in Kornelimünster that we also attended last summer with some of Rob’s colleagues. Meg got a baton that she wanted last year but was too big to fit in her suitcase. Spencer rode the bumper cars obsessively again, and this year he was big enough to drive.
Sundays seem quite relaxing here in Germany, even if we do a lot because the stores are mostly closed, there isn’t much traffic and many people are hanging out in parks or at festivals.
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Day 4: Lazy Saturday

We couldn’t get any showing today. They boys slept in, which is good because everyone is behind on sleep. Meg has done the best job recovering from jet lag. She and Rob walked to one of the close by apartments we are considering and went to a mall and a farmers market and got ice cream. Spencer slept until 12:30 even though he went to bed at 9. His body is fighting a cold as well as the jet lag, so he needed the extra rest. The kids snuggled and watched shows in the evening. We have 3 apartment visits scheduled tomorrow, so we are nourishing to push through our task list.
The last picture is Meg giving me an after dinner massage.
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Day 3: Raindrops on roses

It rained all day, ranging from a light drizzle to a few downpours. We toured a couple of apartments north of the city and got an appointment to set up a bank account on Monday. There seem to be flowers everywhere and raindrops on roses are one of my favorite things.
There is also a picture of us having dinner together in our Airbnb temporary apartment.
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