Embracing Adventure “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~~Hellen Keller

Tag Archives: Military Move

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 2: Vogelweh Housing Offers

vogelweh family housing floor plan 3 bedroom and 2 bedroom

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

rainbow over vogelweh family housing

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 →

Getting The Mazda 3 In Germany

My car in November of 2010

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 →

Receiving Mail In Germany With an Army Post Office (APO) Box

I started planning how to get our mail with as little interruption as possible early in the moving process. Before my passport appointment I checked with the post office about holding our mail and was told I could hold it until we had the new address and then have it Read more →

Getting Our Household Goods

The delivery men finally showed up around three. Similar to when the household goods were loaded, there were three guys, one who seemed to be the leader and two others. The leader laid out the inventory list and asked me to check off the box numbers as they came in. Read more →

Waiting for Household Goods & the First Snow of the Season

Our household goods were scheduled to come on December 20th, just in time to be inundated with boxes for Christmas. That day, I’d woken up around 5 am, and snow was steadily falling. This was the first real snow of the season. (I don’t count the day before because it 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 →

Getting Permanent Housing in Patrick Henry Village

A view from the living room toward the kitchen and dining area.

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 →

%d bloggers like this: