Kids went camping for the weekend

Spencer and Meg have joined Scouts here in Germany, and this weekend they went on their first camp out. They came back two days later happy, dirty, and tired. Scouts here is organized by other kids and young adults and you age out at 27, so there is a lot more freedom and responsibility experience for the kids. Spencer apparently wouldn’t wash his plate correctly after the first dinner, so it wasn’t clean for breakfast. Meanwhile they did crafts with axes. And they seem to have started some friendships with German kids.
While the kids are away, Rob and I did a bunch of shopping. Everything takes me forever to figure out. I don’t know how to clean with the available supplies here, but I think after 3 stores I’ve put together enough products I recognize to clean our new apartment before moving in. Microfiber seems really popular here, which is cool. But I had a hard time finding a decent broom. The apartment needs to be swept, and will continue to need to be swept as we live there. I got a microfiber dust mop, an attachment broom, meaning no handle of its own, but can use in with the microfiber mop handle. I also got some foam thing with our dustpan that is supposed to not leave crumbs behind.
In all this, I got to randomly browse home improvement stores while purchasing my first measuring tape without inches on it. I’m sharing a picture of the Statue of Liberty lenticular printed on a toilet seat cover, because that level of awesome needs to be shared.
Rob and I got to have a date night. We went for dönner, which is a common type of fast casual dining places that sell gyros and pizza and street food that sometimes have a few tables. Rob wound up with a falafel calzone. It was good and somewhat inevitable if you think about the ingredients this place has on hand, but also good to know that Rob gets to navigate surprises on this adventure too.
From our permanent apartment kitchen, I can see 2 types of nonfossil energy being generated: windmills and a nuclear power plant/ constant cloud machine. Kinda cool.
We did a bunch of shopping for information, but I’m waiting to share the specifics until we make purchases. Furniture and other logistical stuff. We moved into our last temporary Airbnb apartment. Better get our new apartment set up because in a few weeks it will be all we have.
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