Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Million Dollar Question

When are we moving home?

Everyone (including us) wants to know when we are moving back to the States. There are lots of rumors, some from legitimate sources, some not.

My assignment here has officially been extended to July of 2010. Ben's assignment is scheduled to end September of 2009. Apparently, though, those dates are meaningless. With the terrible economy and the auto industry in a downward spiral, it's not surprising that Ford is looking for ways to save some money. It's also not surprising that having a whole slew of American engineers and their families in Germany is extremely expensive.

Given all of that, the most reliable rumor is that we are all going to be sent home by the end of the year. Some of us earlier than others. Ben and I are estimating that we'll be sent home sometime around November or December.

So what does that mean? It means that if you want to visit us here in Germany, you need to do it sooner rather than later. AND, you need to let us know ASAP because we are planning out our vacation days for this year.

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