so, I've been in Germany for a few months now. I still speak German horribly (but clear enough to order food, and other necessities), but things are going well. My flat is pretty awesome, just lacking in good furnitures. The location is tres-awesome, right in City Center. We just had the Christmas Markets, and I was in the center of all three of them.
Work is going well, I'm in the swing of things, getting things done, being productive, etc.