February 1st marked our 2nd year anniversary of living in our loft. I walked out of Mutti’s house 2 years ago, spent the night in Frankfurt at some hotel, bought an air mattress the next day and moved in. We had one working toilet, no running water, no kitchen, the electricity wasn’t finished, no balconies, nothing. I didn’t care at the time and REALLY didn’t care if Markus came with me. The loft had a temporary front door and a toilet. What else does a girl need? We were a brand new married couple and let me tell you, my mother-in-law is a very nice woman, but no newly married couple should live with the in-laws.
Markus did come with me and we spent the next nine months of our brand new marriage in the company of construction workers, painters, locksmiths and carpenters. Most were privy to much of our newly married uh… behavior because they would start at 6 am. I can’t tell you how many times I walked out of the bedroom to painters hanging off the side of the building in front of our windows.
We had a locksmith who must have thought I was a hot wife he found me in such a compromising position. I had to ask him to leave because he wasn’t going anywhere without being prompted. The guys who installed the mirrors in our bathroom, walked in on my morning bath. I had to ask them to leave also. One was really hot and I thought about just staying in there. I mean after all, Sparky let them in.
Why is this so important? Because today, Feb 3rd 2006 our construction is completed . The painter finished up while I was at school.
Technically, the bedroom walls need to be re-done due to a construction error and the settling of the house, but we are waiting on that for personal reasons that include a TV installation and wires inside the wall so Sparky McPsycho doesn’t have to see the wires. No more wire hangers!!!
Our home warranty has expired. It’s nice to know the work has been completed.
Well, I took my fourth test in German today. It was really hard. We had two hours to complete it and I used up the entire amount of time. I didn’t even get to double-check my work. It was all composition and sentences. I didn’t get any fill in the blanks. Rats! They were actually testing for comprehension. I’m screwed.
This class was the hardest for me as far as motivation was concerned. I was going to take a month break and then hit the middle courses, but I was told today that I didn’t give the office enough time. So I’m back up on the horse again Monday. I might have to take this last class over again.
According to the German government I should be able to speak German well enough to get a job in two months. I don’t want to laugh at whatever Amt made that decision, but we don’t actually speak very much in class. I can read the shit out of anyone, but unless a potential job requires me to be drunk, I won’t be able to speak. I probably could work a fast food window at MacDonald’s. They get really cool hats and all the Fish Macs a girl’s vascular system could handle.
To celebrate my completion (not yet successful, I find out Monday) of the Beginner’s level with possible movement to Intermediate, Sparky took me to the gym. Yep, that’s what I said. I got to take a hard-ass test and then on to Phys Ed. Golly, if only I could have thrown in some Algebra it would have been a gold-star day. I could barely contain my joy let me tell you.
Technically, Sparky and I made a commitment that 2006 is our year of health. Yeah, he’s healthy and if I’d let him, he’d be at the gym 7 days a week. His part of the commitment is getting my sorry ass to the gym.
I went. I wasn’t happy about it, but I went and I got to use a shower I didn’t have to clean. I guess that’s a plus.
p.s. The cats are totally high.