Tuesday, June 05, 2007

It all started 3 months ago

Back on March 1, 2007, Carla interviewed for a Germany ISE (international service experience) assignment sort of on a whim. Carla wasn't totally sold on the idea of moving overseas but Ben thought it would be great and so Carla had to interview. Believe it or not, she got the job. And the rollercoaster begins!

So eventhough the job was offered to Carla, there were countless details to figure out before we got the green light. For instance, who was going to backfill Carla in her old position? when was she to start her new job? what was Ben going to do? would he get a job with Ford? what kind of daycare would be available for Carter? would Carla's mom ever forgive us (just kidding!)? and so on...

3 months later...Ben has an ISE assignment, too. We've picked out our house in Cologne. We have Carter registered for a Montessori School where both English and German are taught. Our Michigan house in on the market and the movers are coming on June 11. We are officially moving to Germany on July 1.

3 comments:

Georgia Stitt said...

Wow -- what an adventure! I am excited for you and look forward to reading your blog about the whole thing. Have fun!!

Susan said...

Congratulations and best wishes. Can't wait to come and visit. Hope the move goes well! Talk to you soon.

Charles said...

Ausgezeichnet!!!

Just had an old email come through the system and saw the details of your move. Congrats! I will be in Germany in September, may try to drop in, schedule permitting. Enjoy Deutschland...