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Still More Contributions to Germany Ja!

I’ve posted about previous batches of contributions to Germany Ja here and here. Today I’ll tell you about more of my contributions over the last couple of years. One was written just for Germany Ja while others originally appeared on this blog, and some are a bit of a combination: On Read more →

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

snow

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 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

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 →

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 →

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