Friday, March 25, 2005

Tomorrow to Germany!

It's almost here! And I can taste it....

Tomorrow is the start of our long flight to Hannover, Germany, most of which is through the night, which helps. Donica will be in business class through work while I'm in coach through retirement (I refused for her to spend the extra $$$!). After a stop in Paris, we arrive in Hannover on Easter Sunday at 2:25 p.m. For one week, we will be 7 hours ahead of EST, since Europe "springs ahead" a week before the USA. But come the following Sunday, April 3rd, we'll be the usual 6 hours ahead of Atlanta.

I hope you all know by now that life will go on as usual when it comes to communication, assuming there's no problem with technology. Trust me. I do it all the time with Donica while she's gone by herself. Our e-mail addresses will be the same and our international phone number is a "local" Atlanta number which I can give you if you want it. Just say the word.

I have created the last 3 posts here using the laptop we'll have with us, so I know the programs work after installing them. I think I've worked out the kinks and am looking forward to many wonderful journaling posts while I galavant around the city. We also have 11 days of Eurorail passes and plan to use weekends to see Berlin, Prague (Czech Republic), and somewhere in Austria and Switzerland, all of which I hope to write about. Hannover, as you see, is in the north-central part of Germany. Berlin is a few miles due east.

We'll have a quick Mother's Day week home from May 6-14 before another extended time in Hannover until June 3 or 10. Same place, same small apartment. BTW, Donica is strategic in getting the Hannover office of Solvay Pharmaceuticals up to speed with the USA site here in Atlanta. Thus her extended time there this year.

I'm the lucky one who gets to go along for the ride! But I also take seriously my role in helping de-stress Donica whenever possible. Housekeeping, grocery shopping, cooking, and knowing when to shut up when she needs silence. I think I'm pretty darn-tootin' lucky!

Lord willin' and the creek don't rise, my next post will be from Germany. Till then, auf wiedersehen!


  1. I didn't really put two-and-two together until right now, but last night when I asked Nicholas what song he wanted me to sing at bedtime, he chose "Edelweiss"! I know he doesn't even realize the connection, but now I can tell him and won't it be sweet if he keeps requesting it b/c he understands the Germany connection and therefore the connection with Grandma and Donica!

    You both will be missed . . .

  2. Awwww. How sweet. We'll take all the connections we can get, believe me!

  3. I hope you guys have a great time!!! I wish I got to go! haha. Happy Easter to you both! It was a very rainy, and now stormy day!! There was even much for those Easter egg hunts! Anyways, have lots of fun and i hope you're looking forward to getting your mail!:-)
    *Sarah Beth*

  4. Thanks, Sarah Beth, for being our MailLady! It's great to know we can count on you while we're gone. And yes, I'm writing this from Germany at an Internet Cafe. I love the connections from across the sea. It's a small world after all. We'll pack you in our suitase the next time. :)