Saturday- Go to German house store to look for curtain rods. Only rods that will fit our needs are mega expensive. And I forgot the VAT form.
Sunday- On my way to a friend's house it is snowing. I am being extra careful as I have no idea how to drive in snow. I go around a corner, slide all around. I freak out and try to hit the brakes. Not helping. I hit a curb, hard. I try to drive back home, but can't even get the car to grip the road. I pull over and call Jordan and a tow truck. I believe the appropriate soundtrack to play in your head for this day would be "Jesus Take the Wheel."
Monday- Car repair place says I broke the control arm. Expensive part. Great.
Tuesday- Freeze all night while sleeping, not realizing heat has gone out. Try to take a shower, realize heat is out because there is not hot water. So, Jordan and I pack up to head to his work to shower. (Ya know, since we are now down to one car, we go together.) I go in and realize the doors are clear. What's the point crazy Germans? Then, I turn the water on, and all the water starts coming out from under the doors. Great. Then, I realize I forgot a towel. Yep.
Wednesday- Landlord and boyfriend(s) paint the living room. When I get home, I realize it is gray. Prison gray. It is supposed to be taupe. I was NOT going for the Alcatraz look.
Thursday- Cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner without family. First, I screw up the sweet potatoes. But, I do manage to cook a green bean casserole. Did I mention Jordan was helping? Did I mention my kitchen is tiny? Did I mention I don't cook? Mmm. Yes. Then- THE FREAKING OVEN GOES OUT! At this point, I decide laying on the floor, kicking my feet, and screaming "I hate my life!" is the only option. Jordan is driving to a friend's house to borrow an oven now.
And for additional whining-
I haven't gotten a magazine or a netflix in a month and a half.
This week has been a true "trial by fire" week. Hopefully, the worst is over.
What am I thankful for, you ask? Well, I am thankful in Germany it is perfectly acceptable to start drinking before noon.
Can I get a Amen?