Saturday, August 21, 2010

makin a run for the borders

This last week I got to drive all over Slovenia.

On Monday I drove Josh and Blake Patty and some friends from church down south to the Slovenia Croatian border for a "man trip" where they canoed and camped on the river that divides the two countries. Its only a hour and forty five minutes drive from where live. Tuesday evening I went back and picked them and their gear up.

Here are some shots of the river they floated.

Then on Wednesday Sharon and I headed up north to Klagenfurt Austria to the IKEA there to furnish our place.

Boarder to boarder in just a few days, good thing its a small country.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Big time

Not sure how many of our readers know our friend Alex Rettmann but we think he and his family are pretty cool.

Just so happens, that Slovene's are pretty stoked on him too...

Sharon and I were at BTC, which is kinda like an outdoor mall here in Ljubljana, and as we were heading to the car I leaned over and said to my wife, "there's alex." To both our amazements there he was up on a huge advertisement for the "Big Bang" electronics store. And if its not a photo of him then he must have a stunt double roaming around Europe somewhere.

Alex nice work at makin it big time over here!!!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

lost in translation

If it wasn't for the amazingly nice staff I would have washed my dishes in the toilet.
Thanks staff.

Friday, August 06, 2010

First Impressions

We have been apartment hunting these last 2 weeks. A few days ago, after looking at 11 places, we made an offer on one of the places that we had seen on our first day of hunting. After we saw it, Sharon said, "That place feels like home." I, being the astute husband, took notice and figured that would be "the place" when it's all said and done, even though the place was under construction and didn't feel super homey.

Here is a shot of the living room.

The offer was accepted and now we are just waiting for the contracts to be drawn up and for the kitchen remodel to be done. We were hoping to get in this next week but it looks like we won't be able to move in until August 25th.

Here is our future kitchen where we'll cook some killer food that can be shared with university students and build community around our table.

Speaking of first impressions... we got to meet our new land lady 2 days ago. As we talked (through our real estate agent as our translator), about the apartment, utilities and all the fun details of moving in, the land lady seemed super cool. Hopefully we came across well in our first meeting too. I say that because about a week ago I started to come down with a rash called impetigo that I used to get every year as a kid. It's a staph infection that itches like crazy and can spread if you itch it.
So, due to my condition I looked like I had been roughed up in a street fight, and it looked a lot worse a few days ago.