Sunday, 12 December 2010

Address and a quick update


Below is my address over here:

Shaun Cavanaugh
CMR 480 BOX 2007
APO AE 09128

Also, I've posted some new pics (Stuttgart Christmas Market) to Flickr and a video (my hotel room) to YouTube.

Today I worked out for the first time in a few weeks...I'm hoping that I get back into the swing of things this week.



Monday, 6 December 2010

Day 1 on the job in Germany

It still seems very strange to think that I'm going to be living in Germany for the next few years and that I'm not just on a vacation in also seems weird that I won't be going into the job that I had been at for the past five (closer to six) years....I feel a bit lonely, but less lonely than I did yesterday, so hopefully that will pass.

So far in Germany I have not seen the has been cold, cloudy, and snowy for the 1.5 days I've been here.  Surprisingly I don't mid it's kind of calming and relaxing.

My hotel room is nice.  I'll be uploading pictures on Flickr shortly:

This is where I'm staying:

Today was just some basic in-processing stuff, nothing much.  Tomorrow and the rest of the week is the same thing...there is talk of them closing the base tomorrow due to weather conditions, so we'll see...I imagine they won't since there doesn't seem to be much bad weather so far tonight.

Sometime within the next few days I plan on getting on the train outside my hotel to go to downtown Stuttgart and check out the Christmas markets and see what type of property is for rent over there.  Not yet sure if we want to live in a downtown environment, or a more rural area.  Either way, I want to be close to the train/bus...that will be much nicer than driving to work.

For dinner tonight I went with my sponsor to an Italian place which was pretty nice...had authentic Italian sponsor is very good with stuff like this, he's definitely not one to just point me in the direction and tell me I'm on my far he's looked out for me pretty well.

Well, that's about all for tonight...I'm going to try and update this on a regular basis to help record my expereince here, and help let loved ones at home know how it's going.



Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Starting to go through items for the big move to Germany


Well, today we got the dates for having our stuff transported to Germany...19-Nov, and 29-30 Nov.

I'm starting to go through things and looking at them thinking, "well, I won't see you for 3 years"...a lot of the stuff I'm going to leave here in the USA because it doesn't make sense to cart it all the way over to Europe.

I guess it's starting to hit me that I'm going to be leaving soon for a new experience in my life and that makes me a little nervous.  It's probably similar to the way I felt right before I got married.  I get that homesick feeling that I usually get before I go on a big trip.

I got through a lot of my stuff tonight, but now I have a large pile of stuff that I'm leaving here and part of me isn't sure about leaving it all, the other part is saying that if I can live without it for 3 years, then why not get rid of it entirely so I won't have to think about it at all...for now it's in my 'store' pile....we'll see how that goes.

Well, it's about time to get upstairs and check on Egg...I don't think he was feeling well tonight.



Thursday, 19 August 2010

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3.

Greetings from would be nice if I can use this blog to post my thoughts and feelings about my travels to Europe this Summer.....however, I may not, so don't get too excited.