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Category Archives: The Pcs Process

Moving Within Germany Part 7: Things I Love About the New Apartment on Vogelweh Family Housing in Kaiserslautern

The Balcony I love the balcony. It’s pretty awesome to have a door to open to get some air in the apartment, instead of just the windows and to give the dogs a few minutes of fresh air when it’s cold without having to take them all the way downstairs Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 6: Final Steps & Adjustments in the Move to Kaiserslautern

Our last steps in moving within Germany from Heidelberg to Kaiserslautern were to get the dogs registered, to  get the car registered (with me on it this time), and to adjust to little differences in the handling of trash and recycling from the Army post we had lived on to Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 5: Moving Day to Kaiserslautern

Since most of what we owned was packed on the truck, I spent the night before moving day watching television from my computer. The one thing I remember was watching Game of Thrones because it was The Rains of Castamere (The Red Wedding episode). Even though I knew something was Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 4: Packing Day in Heidelberg

When moving within Germany with the military, the timeline is not the same as moving to Germany from overseas. We didn’t have to ship our car, for one, and there was no unaccompanied baggage to worry about. Our move was a door to door move where they moved our stuff Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 3: Closing Out of Heidelberg as a NAF (Nonappropriated Fund) Employee

When moving within Germany, soldiers have their own clearing stuff to do, and I wasn’t really involved, so I can’t tell you about that, but I can tell you about my end: closing out as a NAF (nonappropriated fund) employee, specifically as a child and youth program assistant, during our Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 2: Vogelweh Housing Offers

Whether you’re moving to Germany and recently arrived or are moving within Germany, the way the military housing list works is that they give you a housing offer when you come up on the top of the list, and you have 24 hours to accept or decline. If you decline or don’t answer, Read more →

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 →

Funny You Should Ask: Questions Asked in Search Terms

I have written a couple of times (here and here) about the interesting search terms that have brought people to my blog. Sometimes people also get here by typing in questions. In case others were wondering the same things, I thought I would take some of those questions and provide Read more →

Passing Germany’s Vehicle Safety Inspection & Registering the Mazda 3

As I mentioned the other day, our car didn’t initially pass the safety inspection, which is required to be able to register the car in Germany. We were able to get it reinspected in Mannheim before we got the car registered. Among the requirements are that one must have a Read more →

Getting The Mazda 3 In Germany

My husband got an email December 8th that the car was available for pickup at the port. It said only my husband could get the vehicle unless he gave Power of Attorney to me. I thought this was a little silly considering the car is in my name. But at Read more →

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