There is an old Chinese curse that says, ‘May you live in interesting times’ and by interesting they are not referring to fun and exciting but instead chaotic and unstable.
At the moment, my life is resembling this Chinese curse. Things are getting way too ‘interesting’ and not in the good way.
I still have the ongoing saga of my visa and whilst the health insurance agency I’ve been dealing with have been fantastically helpful, I still don’t have my confirmation letter and therefore the wait still continues as the time on my 3 month holiday visa quickly runs out.
Then yesterday we discovered that the lease on my apartment runs out on Xmas Day (25th December) and the place we are renting it from can’t extend the lease as they have a new tenant moving in on January 1st. Cue some freaking out. Fortunately, they rang back and said that they have an apartment across the street from where I’m currently living that I can move into. However, we still have to organise when I will be shifting my merge possessions across the street. All of which will become a moot point if my visa doesn’t come through.
Chaotic and unstable seem to be the themes of my life at the moment. I just want things to settle down and become uninteresting as in peaceful and stable. However, once I get my visa I then have to navigate the world of the German banking system and try to get a bank account set-up (I’ve been told you can get turned down), organise my mobile phone contract and then the biggest challenge of them all – finding a place to live in the insane rental market of Hamburg. I don’t see things getting uninteresting for quite some time.