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Category Archives: Daily Life In Germany

Our day to day life in Germany since November 2011.

Moving Within Germany Part 1: Kaiserslautern Housing Brief & Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Screening

We knew we would be moving within Germany at some point not long after we got to Heidelberg in November 2011 as it was scheduled to close in August 2013. I had written about the process of moving to Germany on military orders and decided to write about moving within Germany Read more →

Dinner at Zur Dicken Emma Preceded By a Gas Mishap

At the end of June, some of my grad school cohort got together for dinner at Zur Dicken Emma (The Big Emma), a restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach. My husband declined to go with me, so I went on my own. This would be the first time I had gotten gas on Read more →

The 2013 Heidelberg Schlossbeleuchtung (Castle Illumination) & 400th Annual Fireworks

Around 930p, we decided to leave Bar d’Aix and to start walking back down toward the river for the Schlossbeleuchtung (castle illumination), which is held on the first Saturday of June and July and the second Saturday of September each year in Heidelberg, Germany to commemorate the 1689 and 1693 Read more →

Goldener Hecht & the Neckar River Flood in Heidelberg

I’m back! Over the last few months, I’ve put in several hundred hours at my practicum site, completed (and passed) a comprehensive exam for my degree, and wrote a final professional paper for my degree, so you can see why it’s been a little quiet around here. I have several Read more →

Farewell Dinner at Europa

Although we had known for awhile that we would be moving to Kaiserslautern near when the garrison in Heidelberg would close down, we didn’t know exactly when. Eventually we found out it was going to be at the beginning of June. A friend I worked with turned out to be Read more →

Science Fair: Making Tie-Dye Milk & Going 104 Ft Up in the Air

Heidelberg’s Army Child Youth & School Services held a science fair on April 20th at the middle school on Patrick Henry Village. Kids could go from booth to booth trying out different projects. Many of the booths were operated by staff from the PHV Child Development Center, including myself. While Read more →

Online Shopping: Who Ships to APO/FPO Addresses? (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today is the second day of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni of One Chocolate Box. Today’s topic is “anything related to Christmas shopping”. I do most of my shopping, Christmas and otherwise, online. No lines. No crowds. No being out in the cold. It’s easy to price Read more →

10 Tips from a Former Caregiver for Parents With Children in Daycare

During my year working in a child development center (daycare), I started compiling a list of tips for parents including, among other things, bringing weather appropriate clothing. I held off on posting it while I worked there since I wasn’t sure how it would go over. Well, today I was Read more →

My First Time Driving on the Autobahn

After I got my USAREUR license, I decided to start off slow. The first time I drove was to the shoppette on post. Then, a couple days later, I drove to the PX which was close by but required driving off post. Originally I planned to drive on one of Read more →

Getting My USAREUR Driver’s License

When we first got to Germany, I studied the booklet my husband was given to prepare for the test to get a USAREUR (US Army Europe) driver’s license. Then we found out we couldn’t take the test at the same time because we are married, which was odd considering there Read more →

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