"One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey through Germany on foot. After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle. So I determined to do it. This was in March, 1878." Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad


Dormitory Life

We live in a dorm. A German dorm. A German dorm from the 1960’s. This is temporary until we move to Heidelberg, but 6 weeks of dormitory life is 6 weeks too long in my opinion. I’ve already done the college thing! But I have decided to take a Pollyanna outlook on life and only focus on the good things in our temporary home:

1. Penelope has her own room and her own bed! (Just don’t dwell on the fact that the crib isn’t up to safety standards and the paint has been gnawed off in places by the countless other babies who have slept in it.)
2. The father and I have our own beds! (One twin bed for him and one twin bed for me--complimented by rock-hard mattresses.)
3. There is a furnished kitchen! (That only contains a sink, a dorm-size fridge and a stove with two burners. I guess I’ll be doing some creative cooking with no oven or microwave and one pot and pan.)
4. There are lots of desks! (One is now a changing table, one is our kitchen table--located not in the tiny kitchen but rather next to our bed--and one remains a desk.)
5. There are large windows! (Which are necessary to keep open because there is no air conditioning, and when they are open they conveniently let in all the street noises below—and the occasional drunk university student ranting in German at 1:30 am.)
6. There are lots of things to do and see in Marburg! (Which come in handy because I think I would go crazy hanging around this lovely dorm room all day!!!)

But Penelope doesn't mind!

1 comment:

  1. The sheet looks clean and penelope look as happy as she can be!