Ok, we’re done with this “temporary quarters” business--- not enough elbow room for 3 cats plus 2 people. Although the braver of us (Sidney and Sebastian) went out into the yard on our leashes at temporary quarters. Too bad we had to ride in the cat carriers to get from Ramstein AFB to the small town 15 minutes away where we will live. Our new house is exactly the same size as our old house in Framingham, just a different layout to get used to. It’s normal by German standards, but some folks back home might think it’s small. Well, it will fit our own furniture just right, if we ever get it…hopefully in a couple of weeks. In the mean time, we have borrowed furniture courtesy of Uncle Sam, plus whatever the ‘rents packed or had in the first small shipment of stuff.
The basement is interesting. We used to have one nice big basement room, but now there are 2 small rooms, a full bath, and 2 storage nooks. One room has a sauna in it! We cats are not allowed in there, but it will warm up nicely and will keep us cozy after the people-type folks are done and open the door. We have a German washer and dryer, and there is also a small yard that we haven’t been out to yet. Nearby are bakeries, grocery stores, a few shops, and fields with walking paths. Stay tuned for an update from the 'rents after they've had the chance to take photos of the surroundings.