November 14th, 2012



Yesterday evening I found a massive bill waiting for me in my mailbox. It was the yearly 'Nebenkostenabrechnung' – something I was not previously aware of, and therefore wholey unprepared to receive. They want 877 Euros from me! Fucking out of control! But it's just part of life here in Germany, so I need to suck it up and cough up the dough. Thank God I have some savings I can pull from.

This just strengthens my resolve to take on some freelance projects to earn extra cash on the side. I'm sick of gouging into my hard-earned savings whenever I get an unexpected expense.