The way they deliver furniture and other items is crazy. Not only do they have a moving truck, but they also have another truck with a lift on it. This truck is pulled up to the front of the house/apartment and delivers the furniture through two big French doors, a sliding glass door or a gigantic window. In our move they had the lift go to the third and fourth floor. They put the tables, chairs, couches, bed, and armoires on the lift separately. I posted a video below of the movers setting the truck up.
We don’t know when the rest of our house goods will arrive. We hope to have it before Christmas. It could possibly be after the New Year. Adam wanted to make a nice Christmas dinner and I wanted to make a yummy Christmas breakfast. The good thing about food, is we are surrounded by amazing fresh food. If for some reason we do not get our things, we can always pick something up premade and eat it on Christmas day. I know premade sounds nasty, but premade foods here are delicious and fresh.
This weekend we purchased our Christmas tree. The markets were selling Christmas trees, but they were very pricey. A tiny tree started at 45 euro and went up to 150 euro. Of course the 150 euro was the one I wanted. Another popular place to buy Christmas trees is Ikea. 20 euro for the tree 17 euro for the stand. When I saw the Ikea trees, they made me sad. They were very small. We left Ikea without a tree. After seeing prices for Christmas tree lights we decided to go back to Ikea for a smaller tree. MY GOODNESS! The prices for Christmas tree lights are ridiculous! We got one strand for 54 euro. When we went back to Ikea people were standing near the person who was unwrapping the trees. These were bigger trees for the same price. YIPPEE!!! Lines, well, that does not really happen here. You kind of take turns, but have to be a little pushy or act like you don’t really know what’s going on while trying to get to the front. We were able to get a pretty good size tree. I tried to be creative with our string of lights, but it didn’t work. Now our tree is decorated, but has no lights.
Adam and I have decided not to get each other gifts this year. Instead of gifts we will be spending money on a couple of trips. I hope we can have these trips planned before Christmas. We keep talking about them and looking them up, but have no set dates.