14 May, 2007

Mini updates

Chrysler's sale today actually might mean good news for us. I've been losing sleep (and a good portion of my sanity) these last few weeks worrying that another move was imminent. But since Daimler will be keeping 20% share in the new company it looks like our spot here in Stuttgart is somewhat secured.

M says that he was told today that international operations will continue to operate in their current form for the next three years. Which is the best possible outcome we could have hoped for...

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Mothers Day was good. I received some perfume from M and the boys. It's called "Escape". But I haven't. yet...

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In a surprise manoeuvre M circumvented some German bureaucracy last Friday and received his upgraded driver's licence. Which means we're now free and clear to pull our monstrous caravan. Fate has been kind to us and next weekend is Himmelfahrt, which is a four day weekend. So we're off to explore the Bodensee-- I've heard it's gorgeous and can't think of a better place to christen the camper on its maiden voyage. Those of you in Germany: be sure to look for us doing 80km/hr and clogging up traffic in the right lane all the way there...

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It's sad that I haven't been able to blog as often lately. I don't know how many of you are left reading this, but I just wanted to say: thanks. :-) I hope to be back in the saddle sometime in the near future...

7 comments:

Runaway Rubber Duckie said...

Anything with the wort "Fahrt" in it and I lose it. It never ceases to be funny for me. Where is the Bodensee, is it in Austria?? I get the sneaking feeling I have been there before.

Goofball said...

I am faithfully waiting for another funny story about some language confusion that cracks me up behind my desk :p

Gosh and you should have never married a Dutch guy...gosh oh gosh a caravan. I should have known ;-)

Lisa said...

Still here, still reading. Glad you're getting out and away from the troubles for a while.

I'm with Duckie in that 'fahrt' holds special charm for me. 'Ausfahrt' was the first sign I saw when I arrived here. I remember how it cracked me up. :D

christina said...

I'm still reading! And I could use some of that "Escape" perfume.

You'll love the Bodensee. My dad grew up in Bregenz on the Austrian part. It's a beautiful area.

I keep forgetting about the Dutch = "must have giant caravan" connection. :-)

Carol said...

You can't lose us that easily!!

Carol

Africakid said...

I'm still checking in daily. Glad you're sticking around for at least a few years!

Betsy said...

Awww! Thanks, guys! :-)