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The Game: How I Met My Husband & Experienced My Initial Relationship to a Person in the Armed Forces

Laura at German-American Abroad has started a new blog challenge called The Game to gain insight into other bloggers’ worlds. She says that she’s been burning to know many things about my life, but decided to narrow it down to the following to start: How did you meet your husband Read more →

Getting to Heidelberg and Getting Temporary Housing

A civilian worker met us at the secure room in the airport to lead us out to the bus to Heidelberg. I was allowed to take the lift (elevator) with the dogs while he and my husband took the escalator with the luggage. It was a tight fit in the Read more →

Finding Our Way Around Frankfurt Airport

Our flight from Atlanta to Frankfurt landed around 6am. I took some pictures of the airport from the plane while we taxied. When we walked off the plane into Frankfurt Airport, we weren’t sure where to go. My husband said someone was supposed to meet us but didn’t know where. Read more →

Moving My Mazda 3 to Germany Part II

Letter Problems Before I could take my Mazda 3 to the port, I had to get a permission letter from Chase, the lien holder on the car. Once I had turned in the information they required, I had been told the permission letter would be sent to us by October Read more →

…Move It Out

The movers came at 9am the day after the packers. There was one main guy who seemed to be in charge and of  who seemed to be his helpers. They carried out the things that were already boxed and labeled with orange stickers for household goods. Then the main guy Read more →

Pack It Up…

The packers, an older man and a younger man, came at 7:40 am which was a little earlier than expected. The older man asked me to sort out what was mine from the kitchen for him to start packing while the younger man put together boxes. He also told me Read more →

Pre-Move Walkthrough and Packing Before the Professionals

Pre-Move Walk Through On October 19th, we had a pre-move walk through with someone to inventory our household goods. The lady came around noon and wasn’t there more than 15 minutes. She was very friendly and even gave attention to both our dogs. She said that we had 5000 lbs. Read more →

Procuring My Passport and Our Plane Tickets

My husband picked up my no-fee passport October 19th and told me that he didn’t think I would like the photo. While the lady who took my application had made sure the photo was good, he said they had smooshed it when they printed the passport, and it didn’t look Read more →

Our Stuff in Boxes

The day my husband told me we will be moving to Germany, he told me to start packing. While we didn’t pack quite that early, we did start later that month. My husband bought a few 20 gallon totes from Walmart, and we packed up some of the stuff from Read more →

Moving My Mazda 3 to Germany

My husband and I have two cars. Fortunately, we at least get to take one over to Germany with us. My Mazda 3 is newer and smaller than his Honda Accord, so in theory it will be more reliable and better suited to the streets in Germany, which tend to Read more →

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