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Laundry day?

Assumed that the cherry-picker lift we maneuvered around on our way to the market this morning was charged with removing the lovely icicle lights, now that Christmas is officially over here. Was surprised to see the workers hanging colorful fabric garlands instead. I was confused by the colorful hanging bits until our friend, Steph pointed … Continue reading

Reading Rainbow

*Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high… If you grew up as a child of the 80’s, or perhaps raised a child during that decade, hopefully I have that theme song firmly embedded in your head now. It’s certainly in mine. Sadly, I have yet to find a German equivalent, as I’m … Continue reading

German Sick Days

Normally a sore throat and a headache isn’t much to write home about.  But, today, as I woke up with both, I had a choice to make.  Back home, working for the same company I would have just gone to work.  Sure, I wasn’t feeling great, but I wasn’t seriously ill either.  I would have … Continue reading

Wohnung news…

Without managing to jinx ourselves, we have most likely found an apartment. (Hooray!) Thus, tonight was spent translating three of the seven pages of our lease. Not sure where we’d be without google translate and a couple cool firefox addons. So while I know the parents, at least, would love a long blog post full … Continue reading


It takes thirty minutes to wash a load at home. Load, agitate, drain, rinse, spin, done. With standard German efficiency, and space and resources at a premium, how long would you expect a load to take in Deutschland? Did you guess an hour? Wrong. How about an hour plus half? Nope. Try one hour and … Continue reading