Rainer is on his way to München right now to pick up my aunt, who is currently on her way from LA, so Oliver will be meeting his first extended family member today! She’s staying with us for the next two weeks, so that should be fun. It’s too bad that we don’t live anywhere near any of our relatives. Rainer’s family is way on the other side of Germany; we’ll be making a tour of their homes in late September. And finally, Oliver will be meeting the rest of my family over Christmas. I’m excited to go back for a visit, but what I am most proud of is that I didn’t ask my aunt to bring me any food! I would say that I asked her not to bring anything, but it’s not exactly true, since I asked her to get me a can opener – one of the ones that punches holes in cans. The ones I’ve seen in the stores here are too small for using on condensed milk cans, it takes forever to pour the milk. I’m sure you can get the bigger ones here, but she was coming anyway and I didn’t feel like doing a search. Oh, almost forgot, she’s bringing a couple swaddling blankets I ordered and had shipped to her to save on the international shipping charge too. But I guess I’ve managed one more step towards Germanification. So, is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Anyways, gotta go put sheets on the futon. Peace out!