Tuesday, February 25, 2014

a day full of accomplishments

Before dawn's early light, we arose. In the cool darkness, I dressed, made the coffee, and when at last it could be put off no longer, I woke the kids. Anna shot right out of bed and got ready. Jack, not so much. If a body can ooze out of bed, then that is what he did. I dressed the little ones and loaded them up in the car. The sky was beginning to lighten over the black mountain that looked much like a sleeping giant. The sliver of moon and one star were still brilliant against the deep blue-black sky. I really love seeing the day creep into being like that, I just don't like having to get up so early!

We arrived at our destination, the driver testing center. Tony dropped me off at the door and then went in search of breakfast for the kids who were by now fully awake and wanting nourishment. I looked over the rules and signs one last time. It was very important to pass this on the first try, for we had found a used car to buy for Tony and we were to pick it up today. Not very easy to do if only one of us can drive! It made me a little nervous that I was the first one in the group to finish the test. But I did it! I passed! Now I was ready for some breakfast too. Oh, and Tony made me drive home. My first time on the autobahn and I did fine.

Tony went back out on the next task, finalizing the rental contract on a house. We will have the keys on Friday, though our things will not be delivered until Tuesday. And by things, I mean the temporary furnishings the Army provides until our own arrive. It should only be a couple more weeks. I think I am really going to like the house. Jack is not so sure, because it is pink.

While Tony was busy with the housing paperwork, I actually got some schooling in before I fed the kids some lunch and we piled back into the van to go get the "new car". It feels so weird to say that we bought a BMW. Never mind that it is an 18 year old BMW. It is ours. We got all the paperwork done on that and then I actually made it back to our hotel by myself. Tony went to do some more errands. Note to self: I should have been paying more attention on how to get to places.

My next task is to come up with something nutritious and easy to cook for dinner. Again. We might just have sandwiches and soup because Tony is going to his first Knights of Columbus meeting tonight. On Sunday, to my great relief,  a very nice family approached us after Mass to welcome us. I must have that 'homeschool' look about me, though I am not quite sure what that look is. That day, it was probably the "Whew! We made it through Mass" look. She has just started a homeschool group at the Church and she invited us to join! Oh, joy! God is definitely helping me find some friends and that is a very, very good thing!


  1. Yay! I'm glad things are settling in for you. You guys are going to have a wonderful time in Germany!

  2. I am so happy for you, my sweet friend. Love and prayers for you guys as you establish a new and exciting adventure. :-)

  3. Glad that you are getting into some sort of routine and figuring things out. Can't wait to read more about your adventures.

  4. what a magnificent day!!! so happy for you!