Monday, September 6, 2010

We're staying

I think I’ve mentioned before that hubby’s contract here in Germany is up at the end of November. We’ve been playing the waiting game to find out what we’re doing after it’s over. Hubby’s current employer elected not to rebid for the contract.

We’ve now heard who has won the contract. Turns out that it’s one of the companies that have already made him an offer to stay and work in the event they won.

Hubby’s giving his current employer the opportunity to offer him another position, but it looks as though we may be staying put.

That brings me to our landlord situation. I know I talked about how the landlord wasn’t doing the utility bills correctly and that we’ve been to the tenant association to try and resolve the issue. He met with the lawyer there and she told him what he needed the next time he came in. Of course, he hasn’t been back and we still haven’t gotten the money he owes us.

So now that we have an idea of what’s going on with the work front, we’re going to serve notice that we’re moving out. Here in Germany, we’re required to give 3 months notice unless we are on orders to leave the area. So, we’re going to be moving just before Christmas. We’ll still have to deal with the landlord for a bit afterwards but hopefully it won’t be too painful now that he knows that we are aware of the correct procedure and we know who to go to in order to force the issue if he doesn’t comply.

How was everyone else’s weekend? What did you do?


Gale Stanley said...

Hi Riley. Do you have any idea where you'll be moving? Hope you have a better landlord. We went to a bbq Sat. and hosted one Sun. Don't want to look at food for awhile. And I discovered CALL OF THE WILDS is out in paperback. Going to help out a sick friend today, then back to work. Have a good week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Riley! Congratulations? Well, definitely congratulation on getting the landlord situation under control. Hopefully. And good luck finding better digs. And congratulations on hubby's opportunity, though having you stateside would have been super. Does this mean that your full-time writer gig is in jeopardy? Hope not. Keep us informed!

Denise Golinowski

Riley Quinn said...

Thanks for the well wishes of a better landlord. I hope we get a much better one as well.

Gale, congrats on Call of the Wilds in paperback. That is awesome news. You've got to be excited.

Denise, I get to keep the full-time writer gig while we're here. Once we get back to the States, unless I'm earning enough in royalties, it's back to a day job.

Thanks for stopping by, ladies.

RL said...

Well, since staying in Germany means remaining a full time writer I'd say it's a great big WooHoo! Though I agree with Denise, you back in the US would have been better for us but we can't be selfish :) Guess that means you won't be able to come to TWRP retreat in May? :(

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