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Old 15.06.2012, 14:34
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Re: Hello from the U.S.

Hopefully you'll be able to make it to the after work golf sessions, failing that let me know when you need a break from unpacking and fancy a round of golf, though pretty much as you head here I head to the US for holiday!!
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Re: Hello from the U.S.

Makarina - I'm hoping to play during the day time as I won't be working ( at least until I can speak German and even then I've gotten so used to not working I'm not sure I'll have time )

MiniMia - it has been suggested that I work in re-location as I have done this so many times..... London - Hong Kong - Singapore - USA and now to CH in 7 years !! I would make the best PA

I do sometimes get a bit carried away and have 'organized' a few friends..... thankfully they know me well enough not to be offended !!! lol
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Old 15.06.2012, 15:04
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MiniMia - it has been suggested that I work in re-location as I have done this so many times..... London - Hong Kong - Singapore - USA and now to CH in 7 years !!
Relocation in CH is a b!tch! Because there are no properties and little choice in temp properties. Do Look into it though. But perhaps think of a format where you're not doing the house hunting!

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I can play pretty much anytime, mid-week during the day is not a problem. I just mentioned the after work golf cause it's a very good way to get some guided practice.
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Old 15.06.2012, 21:58
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Re: Hello from the U.S.

Just don't faint with shock at the cost of your new car insurance Swisswife. The Swiss don't like two car (or more) families and costs may be something of a surprise. That said, you won't be making monthly car lease payments so that will help offset the insurance.

Now you've got everything so wonderfully organised, what are you doing to do with yourself for the next two weeks? Sounds like you've left yourself with nothing else you need to do. Then again, a couple of weeks to pamper yourself after all that hard work is just what you deserve.

Have a good trip and hope it all goes well for you.
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..am just about to go an buy a stash of coconut M&M's
If you bring me red licorice I will be happy to help you.

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I need to organize a doctor, TV, internet, mobile phone, and a bed for the new place until the shipment arrives but how bad can that be ??
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Oh and did I say how excited I am.. ??
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Looking forward to meeting some of you at an EF event soon !!
Do change your location....we have events in Baden too.
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Re: Well the time to move is here !!!

[QUOTE=Mrs. Doolittle;1584245]If you bring me red licorice I will be happy to help you.

Red Licorice ?? I'll have to look for that... I have never seen it before - thought admittedly I haven't been looking. The M&M's are for a colleague of my husbands..... and my nephew wants me to bring some of those nasty cookies they make in the supermarket that look like they have radioactive icing on top.... He ate them everyday when they came and stayed.... There is no accounting for taste

I will be in Spreitenbach and going to school in Baden !!
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If you bring me red licorice I will be happy to help you.

Red Licorice ?? I'll have to look for that... I have never seen it before - thought admittedly I haven't been looking. The M&M's are for a colleague of my husbands..... and my nephew wants me to bring some of those nasty cookies they make in the supermarket that look like they have radioactive icing on top.... He ate them everyday when they came and stayed.... There is no accounting for taste

I will be in Spreitenbach and going to school in Baden !!
Maybe you know it as Twizzlers.

So you will be near be Ikea....be sure to get a family card as when you have this coffee is free Monday to Friday.
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no idea what Twizzlers are either... Sorry. Where are they from ?? I've only been in the UK a short while and haven't quite adapted to US tastes...
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Just don't faint with shock at the cost of your new car insurance Swisswife. The Swiss don't like two car (or more) families and costs may be something of a surprise. That said, you won't be making monthly car lease payments so that will help offset the insurance.

Now you've got everything so wonderfully organised, what are you doing to do with yourself for the next two weeks? Sounds like you've left yourself with nothing else you need to do. Then again, a couple of weeks to pamper yourself after all that hard work is just what you deserve.

Have a good trip and hope it all goes well for you.
I have decided to do just this, am going to NYC as hubby has a conference for 3 days. I'll stay with him, am about to book a facial and massage, I've got a hair color appt booked and will have a mani and paid and do a bit of clothes shopping.

I have no idea about the car insurance as I have assigned all the swiss stuff to my husband. He has done the apartment lease, the health insurance and is about to do the car insurance and the swiss customs. I did everything for the last 3 moves as it was all in English so now its his turn.... and I can't believe how much complaining he is doing !!
I'm just sitting back and giggling and replying "really ? are those people hard to deal with ? are there too many questions?, it a pain in the arse isn't it ?!!" I think he finally understands how I felt so many times......
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Re: Hello from the U.S.

My father in law has a couple of cars, to keep insurance costs down he has put them in the name of his wife - maybe something to let your husband know about (though this does mean any tickets would get addressed to you).
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Old 17.06.2012, 16:39
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I have decided to do just this, am going to NYC as hubby has a conference for 3 days. I'll stay with him, am about to book a facial and massage, I've got a hair color appt booked and will have a mani and paid and do a bit of clothes shopping.

I have no idea about the car insurance as I have assigned all the swiss stuff to my husband. He has done the apartment lease, the health insurance and is about to do the car insurance and the swiss customs. I did everything for the last 3 moves as it was all in English so now its his turn.... and I can't believe how much complaining he is doing !!
I'm just sitting back and giggling and replying "really ? are those people hard to deal with ? are there too many questions?, it a pain in the arse isn't it ?!!" I think he finally understands how I felt so many times......
Good for you. I think men just say "could you do this for me dear" and expect us to get on with it. I know I look after all the account stuff, bill paying, trip planning, birthdays and anniversaries, etc., and sometimes I think to myself "well, heck, it YOUR parents' wedding anniversary. Why can't you remember it too!"

Car insurance wise, it's not too bad for one car (I'm going on UK prices here) we found, but two used to be double or worse so I understood although they may have changed that in recent years. One way to keep it down, if you don't need to use both cars every day, is to say you'll be switching your number plate between the two cars. Yes, you can do that here; the licence plate belongs to you, not the car, and moves from car to car as needed. So when we traded in our Volvo the plates were taken off and put on the Nissan we bought to replace it. With this method it means there's only one car on the road at a time because of only having one licence plate and therefore Swiss don't charge as much as for two separate cars with two plates. Also you don't have to get a new plate every year either which will help cut costs too.
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