I waved good-bye to all of my household goods in St. Louis on October 23. They are scheduled to arrive in Switzerland in December.
I packed a few too many suitcases. (In my defense, two of these suitcases are full of toiletries, liquids, aerosols, and food the movers wouldn’t pack. And let’s face it, sweaters are bulky, and shoes and purses are really important!) It was only at the airport that I realized it was impossible for me to maneuver all of the luggage myself. (Hence, the ridiculous face.) Thank goodness for helpful strangers along the way!
When I arrived in Geneva, my driver was ready for me with a minivan AND a trailer to tow my luggage. I felt ridiculous until the woman letting us into the apartment told me she moved in a family of five with 18 BAGS the day before.
I found a permanent apartment on my previous visit, but I won’t move in until mid-December when my furniture arrives. For now, I’m living at a temporary apartment. It’s less than 10 minutes walk to both my office and the train station, and it’s literally ½ block from the lake. I’m taking you on a photo tour below, but wanted to point out a few things:
- More people should have orange couches
- My freezer is the size of a shoebox
- I wasn’t ready to part with the birthday/good-bye cards I received before I left, so they’re on display here
- I don’t understand the bedding in this country – no flat sheets or blankets, only comforters. And apparently, people don’t have to share a comforter in a double bed.
[Living Room / Dining Room]
[View of the lake from my balcony]