We have a house! After seeing a few duds, and then going to a few that were rented out minutes before our arrival, we had luck in the form of a blind ad. This ad had no pictures, but Eric took the time to drive out and look (only at the outside). He was adamant about wanting this one, I was picturing something far from what is actually was…
I called the landlord anyways and asked to see the house. The lady, Bridget, let me know that she takes the calls for the landlord in order to translate. We spoke for about 15 minutes, just chit-chatting and talking about the military moves, etc! We clicked right away and she let me know there were others coming to look at the house on Saturday…at the end of the day the landlord would choose who to give the house to! I was still weary, but Eric knew this was ‘the’ house! Let me tell you…he was right!
We wanted a house with at least 4 bedrooms, a garage, a nice sized back-yard, pets allowed, in a German neighborhood, away from the ‘Americanized’ areas, etc. This had ALL of that! The drive to this house is amazing! There is no better way to gear up for and wind down from work than a nice scenic drive (30 min). The rooms are large and bright…
We have a gorgeous new fireplace right in the living room that will make for some cozy winter nights!!
We have a huge backyard with privacy from the neighbors. There is a large area for a garden, and there is a nice porch that will make for nice mornings spent drinking kaffee and enjoying the peace and beauty of my home!!
My husband has a quite large ‘Man Cave’ now. The garage is going to be cleared out and painted. Then Eric is going to turn it into his own special space that he has been waiting for…for 8 years!! I cannot wait for the fun that he is going to have with the German Boys in this hangout spot!
We have a little balcony on the front of the house with beautiful views from both directions!
It is so exciting to see my boys run/crawl around this large home and know that they are going to grow up here! I am happy for my husband who FINALLY gets his own ‘tinkering’ space to just relax after work. I am so glad to have an office to read, work, study and relax in. I also get a treadmill and yoga corner in this office as well! I really could not be more happy and blessed with how our move to Germany is unfolding!