This week it finally feels like we’re making headway into Swiss society. The rental contract came in the mail to Melissa’s boss; it was delivered to him instead of us because he graciously agreed to be our co-signer. All the appropriate signatures were added, and then I dropped it off at the rental company on Tuesday. All … Continue reading 22 February 2015 Update
I just had an epiphany today “Everyone here speaks French!” Old people, young people, homeless people, stupid people, children, and stupid little children all know how to speak French. I’m studying day after day, harder than anything I ever studied in college, but still I’m just not quite able to have a conversation. However, if … Continue reading Everyone Here Speaks French!
This week we had a bit of drama with our apartment search. Just as we were feeling confident in having a place to live and getting ready to buy furnishings, the rental company came back to us and told us we need to find a co-signer. The reason being that we still do not have our residence permits. … Continue reading 15 February 2015 Update
Monday we woke up to a fresh blanket of snow, the largest yet of our time here in Lausanne. Melissa took a few photos on her way to work and told me to get out of bed and head outside before it melts. I grabbed the camera and decided to take a long walk through the … Continue reading 8 February 2015 Update
On Saturday February 7th Melissa and I woke up bright and early to catch a train at 6:45AM. We made a transfer in Basel, Switzerland, then another in Karlsruhe, Germany, and then finally arrived in Heidelberg Germany at 11:45AM. The purpose of our voyage was to meet up with Alex Marvin, a friend from Melissa’s … Continue reading Heidelberg and Mannheim
Part of my new job of being phunemployed includes taking care of all of the grocery shopping, so I thought I would give you all a little tour of my part time ‘office.’ Since we’ve been in Switzerland I’ve only gone to two grocery stores, one called Coop City, which is right across the street … Continue reading A Walk Through A Swiss Grocery Store
This week started out all about the apartment search. The entire day Monday I researched, emailed, and called apartments to set up viewings for each day of the week. It was so much work I forgot for a while I was fun-employed. It felt like a full-time job! Monday’s viewing was an apartment in Bussigny, a second … Continue reading 1 February 2015 Update