16 Nov 2017
Yesterday I received my German marriage certificate! I am so happy. After procrastinating this for almost six years I finally have my marriage officially registered in Germany and my name has also been officially changed.
13 Nov 2017
Mainers hate winter but love autumn. They somehow like summer but always complain that it is too hot and humid. Yes, temperatures can climb up to 80 Fahrenheit (27 Celsius) in August but that does not happen very often. And don’t ask me about all the humidity complaints they have here.
9 Nov 2017
Since I met Andrew nine years ago (for the second time – but that is another story), he keeps telling me that he wants to show me Las Vegas. Unfortunately for him, I was never very interested in this city.
6 Nov 2017
New England was hit by a powerful storm with hurricane-force winds a week ago, knocking out power to more than a million homes and businesses across the Northeast. Maine was the state that was hit the hardest.
30 Oct 2017
It’s that time of the year again. Starting two months ago, I started seeing Halloween candy and decoration items in every store. Houses and yards are now decorated with carved pumpkins, spider webs, and skeletons. And everybody braces him- and herself for October 31st, when nationwide, millions of kids are...
26 Oct 2017
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19 Oct 2017
I love visiting Germany. It is just so good to reconnect with my family and all my old friends there. Driving through the city where I grew up is such a pleasure. To see what has changed and to go to places that have been familiar to me for decades...
12 Oct 2017
How to Register a Foreign Marriage in GermanyProgress! I have finally stopped procrastinating and started this process. And, as usual, in hindsight I don’t know why I put it off for so long. Yes, I don’t like dealing with bureaucracy, but there is no way to avoid it these days...
9 Oct 2017
For my company it’s that time of the year again. Once a year, every company that offers health benefits to its employees has to choose a new health care plan. This plan is then valid for one year until the health insurance company offers new plans again.
5 Oct 2017
My best friend in the US married last week. I was her maid of honor (actually, because I am married, I was supposed to call myself the matron of honor – how terrible does that sound? Who the f…. wants to be a matron? Not me.)