It has been snowing off and on since last Friday. Light dustings really, nothing serious. The other night while watching the show from the window overlooking our courtyard, there was a flash and a crack of thunder. Wondering if it were really possible for snow and thunderstorms to happen simultaneously we turned to the internet for answers and discovered that Thundersnow, is actually an uncommon phenomenon. All the Italians and the guy from L.A. Find Berlin Freezing as they are rather used to warmer climates. I myself got rather used to the winters in Boone. I've been told there has been snow there also. Anyways, aside from uncommon phenomenon, the weather is a rather boring topic.
The sun here rises around 8am and sets at 4pm in Germany. On the winter solstice it will rise at exactly 8:15 and set at 3:54 for a grand total of 7hours and 39minuts of daylight. This is yet another aspect that I overlooked about changing Latitude. I can be a creature of the dark, at least until summer rolls around. Then the days will be extra long.
On the apartment hunt: We have looked at several places finding mostly combinations of small and expensive; however, a really awesome Italian guy we met wants us to take over the contract to his place which is affordable and rather large. Hopefully this will workout and we will be able to move in within a few weeks. Although the area is not in the middle of a trendy part of town, there is a subway stop on the street that will get us to wherever we need to go in Berlin. This man was really nice, he took us into his kitchen and made us Italian coffee and served bread with Italian olive oil. He taught us which noodles were the best ones to buy from the stores and invited us this weekend to where he works for a tasting of fine Italian wines. Viva Italia!
I'll try and get some pictures up sometime soon to interrupt these boring text fields.