Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Election funny . . .

So . . .I was reading a fellow teacher's blog today about the election. She apparently held a mock election the day of the real election and that generated much discussion. One of her students (a second grader) said something hilarious. Here is the excerpt from her blog:

"I just have to throw this little comment in, for laughs. My swing voter, an 8-year-old Filipino boy named K.D., was talking to another teacher about the election, and here's what he said,"I know Rock Obama - he's the President!" (Not yet, says the teacher). "I know he's not yet, but he will be - he's got enough electric boats to win!" Gotta love childhood."

So Mr. Rock Obama . . . you are the next President of the United States . . . we are all praying for you . . . thats pretty much all we can do!:) have a good one everybody!:)

B, B, & T

Monday, November 10, 2008

The address was wrong . . . hold the phones!:)

The address I gavce was a bit wrong . . . thanks to Telekom Austria, our phone service provider we realized that the address that we posted last time is actually wrong.

Our CORRECT address at home is:

Meistergasse 4/1/30
A-1210 Wien, Austria
EUROPE

If you send something to the other address it might or might not get to us. The address that is fool proof is:

Wagramerstrasse 175/Panethgasse 6a
A-1220 Wien, Austria
EUROPE

Thats our school address . . . it will get to us for sure if you send it there.

Hopefully you did not send anything to the wrong address . . . sorry for the confusion.

We are currently living out of our new apartment. Sometime this week we will close with the former landlord and do our "Melding" which is the notification of the Austrian authorities as to our location in the city. "Anmelding" and "Abmelding" needs to be done when one leaves the country for an extended amount of time and/or when they change addresses in the city.

The details of our move are pretty much taken care of. The only thing we have left is a prefectly good washing machine that we need to sell . . . so if you live in Vienna and know of someone that needs a 2 year old washer let us know!:)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Moving DONE . . . well mostly.

So our move to the
22nd district in Vienna from the 2nd is finally done. All but our washing machine is in the new place.

Our new home address in Vienna is as follows:

Meistergasse 4/1/30
A-1220 Wien, Austria
EUROPE


This new place has a separate room for Tobi and we also have a guest bed in that room so if you ever find yourself in the Vienna area and need a place to crash for the night . . . let us know!:)
We are supremely blessed to have this new home. We have some pictures to share with you all from the moving time. We look forward to your visit if you ever can . . .but for now . . . a virtual tour. . .



Above: An avalanche of boxes . . . we can't wait to get rid of them.
Below: Betka is pooped after organizing our "library" and various other shelves.




Above: Another view of my lovely wife and our new sitting/living room.
Below: through our arched hallway facing the front door of our apartment.















Above: Betka in front of our "wall of boxes", Below: The view from where Betka is in the first picture down our hallway. Tobi's room is the first on the right, our's is at the end.

























Above: Our super kitchen.
Below: Brian & Tobi enjoying the use of our kitchen table.












Overall it has been an excellent choice to move here . . . we have other VCS staff members close at hand, we have plenty of space, and it is very close to school. Obviously the only drawback, which I have come to realize is a necessary evil, is that our rent went from 480 Euro a month including verything to 800 Euro a month not including electricity. Please be in prayer as to how the Lord might use you to help us stay in this wonderful place and to meet our monthly needs. We are so blessed to be in this place. Hopefully we will be freed up to be more of a blessign to those around us now that the space situation is solved. Thanks guys and girls!:)

B, B, & T