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Tag Archives: Moving Abroad

Getting the Dogs Registered on Post and Getting Apollo Neutered

When we got the dogs’ international health certificates, we also had a tumor checked on Apollo and were told to have it taken off for testing if it didn’t go down on its own. By the time we’d been in Germany about ten days, it hadn’t changed. Apollo was also constantly 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 →

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 →

From Charleston, SC to Atlanta, GA to Frankfurt, Germany

The first flight, which left Charleston International Airport, was fairly empty. We heard a thud toward the back of the plane as it ascended. My husband, Tim, joked that it was probably Gir then pointed out the window and said, “There she goes with her parachute.” I don’t know how Read more →

Getting To and Through the Charleston International Airport

We took an airport shuttle from the Charleston Radisson to the Charleston International Airport (CHS). My husband and I and another lady were the only ones on it. We put Gir in her crate in the back with the luggage and Apollo on the seats across from us. Surprisingly they Read more →

The Charleston Radisson, Not So Rad Part II

The Charleston Radisson had Sleep Number beds, which are supposed to be good. We didn’t know how to adjust them into a comfortable setting and one of the controllers was broken, so we just left them as they were.  Whatever it was set at was not great for me as Read more →

Puppy Preparations Part II

Flight Arrangements I called Delta on October 26th to confirm our plane tickets and that our dogs were scheduled to come with us. I’m glad I did because I found out the tickets were confirmed, but there was no request for the dogs. The lady told me that they can Read more →

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