07 October 2010

Meine Neue Wohnung

Wohnung, apartment.  My new address, for those who wish to send mail, is Scott Middleton, Teichgasse 7, 3340 Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Niederösterreich, Austria.

Yesterday I moved to a permanent flat that I'm renting from an old lady who runs an antique store in downtown Waidhofen.  It has the reassuring smell of a summer cottage that hasn't been rented since the fall of the Berlin Wall, plus there are chickens in the backyard that I suspect may produce free eggs for me.  The rent is only €230 per month, which I'm very happy about.

Also yesterday I picked up two boxes of goodies that were left for me by my predecessor in the schools.  The boxes included plates, bowls, pans, a portable DVD player, The Princess Bride in German, condoms, two cameras, tea, spices, and a bike.*  Christmas (Weihnachtsfest) came early.

*To be clear, the bike was not in the boxes, but rather came with them. 

1 comment:

  1. i think those sound like the most perfect Weihnachtsfest gifts you could have ever asked for.
    did you know, a couple weeks before the real Weihnachtsfest, if you get lucky someone will fill your boots with treats? (it's St. Nikolaus that fills them, of course...but only if you behaved yourself this year.)
    hope you're having a great time. can i come visit?