11 May, 2010

Count down... 21, 20, 19...

The count down for moving to Berlin has just started, and the list of things needed to be resolved before doing it is getting bigger and bigger:

01. Bank account cancellation (done) 

02. Cancell city hall registration (done) 
03. Cancell Sportspass registration (done) 
04. HVV Abokarte cancellation (done) 
05. Finding someone new for my room (done) 
06. Selling my room's furniture (done)
07. "Rent" a friend who will drive that car  (done) 
08. Rent a car for moving ( still in process)
09. Packing (still in process)
10. Goodbye parties (still in process)

11. Unemployment registration + fill in of N forms. N definitely tends to infinite (no way) 
12. Others 

It is not a bad recount. In the last weeks I have discovered without surprise that German bureaucracy is a lot of fun. Every time a went to the employment office, they gave me as a souvenir at last three different forms (poor trees!!) and had to go at last to three other different places in order to fill in the forms or collect information to complete them (plus side effects: annoying Murray and Kat. Sorry about that). That means, I have been going there every morning for the last week. It might be easier if I just live there for a while I guess.

Good news: my mother is finally visiting me!. After two years in Germany, it seems that it will happen. Well... just if Eyjafjallajökull  does not get angry these days.

I am so excited about everything new that is coming!


  1. Your "rented" driver ;)14 May 2010 at 17:53

    One thing I still wanted to tell you (through the words of Mark Twain):

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
    So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
    Explore. Dream. Discover.”

  2. How wise are rented drivers!!. Let's see then where this canoe sails!