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Life on the Army post in Heidelberg (mostly on Patrick Henry Village where we lived).

German Culture Class Day 2 Part 2

Next we talked about shopping in Germany. The teacher had set up a small show and tell with some examples of products. She told us about Rewe, Aldi, Pennymarkt, and Real. You might recognize Aldi from the States. It’s the same chain but one thing they have I never noticed Read more →

German Culture Class Day 2 Part 1

Our second day of German Culture Class was as varied as the first. We covered bicyclists, restaurants, grocery stores (complete with a little show and tell), the Apotheke (similar to a pharmacy in the States), a couple random tips for getting along in Germany, and even a little bit of Read more →

German Culture Class Day 1 Part 2

We learned a few things about Heidelberg such as that the air can be dirty due to the industrial area and the fact Heidelberg sits in a valley, but it is usually only a problem in winter. I have noticed myself that from some of the buildings you can see Read more →

German Culture Class Day 1 Part 1

In early December my husband had to attend a German culture class which ran for a few days, and I was allowed to attend with him. [Edit: I later found out this is the “Culture College” run by Army Community Service.] At the beginning of the first class we got Read more →

Doing and Winning NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in Germany

When I decided to do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) I was skeptical if I would get it done because of the move. I thought the plane ride would give me some time to work on it, but I didn’t take advantage of it. Many times I could have worked Read more →

Back to the the Adventures with Getting Our Unaccompanied Baggage

I think this is the longest I’ve gone without posting since I started keeping this blog. I went so long that Laura even called me out on her blog. My apologies, readers. While there were a few other reasons in play like being busy and sometimes lazy, one of the Read more →

On Post Housing Inspection and Recieving Our Temporary Furniture

We left the hotel in morning and brought the dogs with us to the new place so we could wait for a guy to come for the move-in inspection and for movers to bring the temporary furniture. We waited for about an hour after the guy was supposed to come Read more →

Getting Permanent Housing in Patrick Henry Village

Many people had told us not to accept the first place we were offered if we didn’t like it. Some places here are shabby, or lack things like a washer and dryer. Some have a separate room with an American washer and dryer while others have the smaller, stackable German Read more →

Our Temporary Lodging at the Patrick Henry Village Guesthouse in Heidelberg

I previously mentioned that we were put in room 666 for our temporary lodging, but we didn’t get to really see it right away because we had things to get done. So now I’ll tell you a bit about it: The room itself was pretty standard: a queen bed, a Read more →

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