We’ve been talking about it for quite a while, weighing up the pros and cons, seeing what the prospects are and, above all, planning for the future. It seems that now is possibly the best time to take the plunge, to really commit ourselves, and so that is what we have done.
Not, as some people may think, made our way to the registry office and signed our names of a piece of paper – we’re not yet Mrs and Mrs! – but into an office, or two, and most certainly that piece of paper.
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Or, to be more honest, many, many forms and reams of paperwork or, at least, that’s the well it felt. Everyone wants to secure themselves, just in case. And we? We want a bargain while the going is good, while interest rates are low and banks are looking for new ways to win customers. How long the interest rates will remain as low as they are remains to be seen, but makes little difference for us at the moment. Makes little difference for the next ten years.
We didn’t exchange rings, we exchanged keys. Not, as some who don’t know the story might suspect, me having her apartment key and she mine – we’ve been living together in one apartment for a long time now – but we, together, exchanging keys from my apartment to our new house.
Well, almost. Officially we move in at the start of January, since I have to wind up the apartment first, but we’re already there in more ways than one. Does this make me middle class?
- Viktoria Michaelis.