Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Breckenridge Breakfasts

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During our recent stay in Breckenridge/CO we were not always inclined to do our own breakfast in our condo but frequently went out to have breakfast. There are lots of places that serve breakfast, of course. Our favourites were “La … Continue reading

WordPress Must Be Joking

When I wanted to write a new post, WordPress came up with the new – and what they call “improved” – editor. And when I switched to the old editor, I got this message here:

“There’s now an easier way to create on WordPress.com! Switch to the improved posting experience.”

They sure must be joking!

WordPress macht wohl Witze

Als ich gerade ein neues Posting schreiben wollte, kam als Oberflaeche der neue – und wie WordPress behauptet, “verbesserte” – Editor. Und als ich dann zum alten Editor gewechselt bin, gab es die folgende Mitteilung:

“There’s now an easier way to create on WordPress.com! Switch to the improved posting experience.”

Das kann doch wohl nur ein Witz sein!

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Tennis Balls …

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… grow on trees in our garden: Tennisbälle … … wachsen bei uns im Garten auf Bäumen: Sometimes the fruit of the Bois d’Arc, aka Osage Orange tree, is also called, disrespectfully, “horseapple”. Here’s one on the ground: Manchmal wird, … Continue reading

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New Garden Shed

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Yesterday the final touches were added to our new garden shed: the ridge shingles and a weather vane, and that’s what it looks like now: Neues Gartenhäuschen Gestern sind die letzten Kleinigkeiten an unserem neuen Gartenhäuschen erledigt worden, und so … Continue reading

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Lately, with the temperatures at daily highs in the upper 90s, we’ve been getting quite hot water from the cold-water faucet in the master bathroom, due to the fact that the pipes there are in the wall that gets quite … Continue reading

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Comanche Moon

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The supermoon two days ago reminded me that, years ago, when staying in a cabin [Grape Creek Bungalow] not far from Luckenbach/TX, I had already taken pictures of such a moon, and at that time called it “Comanche Moon”. Well, … Continue reading

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Supermoon

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Last night I spent some time outside, trying to capture the “supermoon” as it rose above the trees. I didn’t get the results I had hoped for, but I’d still like to show here the pictures I took. Btw, I … Continue reading

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I Should Have …

… followed the example of the doggies and Mr. Pickwick …

Eigentlich sollte ich …

… dem Beispiel der Hunde und Mr. Pickwick’s gefolgt sein …

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Siesta

… and have my siesta, too. But, idiot that I am, I worked in the garden in the heat of the early afternoon. I mowed the lawn, partly, as with the heat and the drought we currently are having most of the grass has stopped growing.

… und meine Siesta gehalten haben. Aber, Idiot der ich nun einmal bin, habe ich in der Hitze des frühen Nachmittags im Garten gearbeitet. Ich habe den Rasen gemäht, teilweise jedenfalls, denn bei der Hitze und Trockenheit, die wir im Augenlick haben, hat das Gras meistenteils aufgehört zu wachsen.

It wasn’t too exerting to mow the lawn as all that entails is sitting on the lawn tractor and zooming around. In fact, that gives you a nice cooling breeze. What was really hard and thirsty work was getting some mulch out of the truck the tree people had left on our property.

Es war nicht zu anstrengend, den Rasen zu mähen, denn alles was es dazu braucht ist, auf dem Rasenmäher zu sitzen und herumzudüsen. Genau genommen bringt einem das sogar einen kühlenden Fahrtwind. Was anstrengende und durstige Arbeit war, war, Mulch aus dem Wagen zu entladen, den unsere Baumgärtner hier auf unseren Grundstück zurückgelassen hatten.

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The Mulch Truck

Even if it was parked mostly in the shade of the big trees, inside that metal box it was quite hot. And, in addition to that, I couldn’t stand upright inside, which made work really exhausting. That is why I stopped after two loads of our little garden trailer. More about the tree work in a later post.

Auch wenn der Wagen größtenteils im Schatten der großen Bäume geparkt war, so war es in dieser Metallkiste doch ganz schön heiß. Und dazu kam, dass ich innen drin nicht aufrecht stehen konnte, was die Arbeit doch ziemlich anstrengend machte. Aslo habe ich nach zwei Ladungen für unseren kleinen Gartenanhänger aufgehört. Mehr über diese Arbeit an den Bäumen in einem späteren Posting.

 

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Sundays in America [2]

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Today I have pampered myself with a “real Sunday breakfast”. Not that one can’t have such a breakfast on other days of the week, too, [I’d consider that as a “regular” breakfast at any truck stop] but I have to … Continue reading

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New Garage – Day 7

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Yesterday we got the trusses for the roof of the new garage delivered. Here they are: Neue Garage – Tag 7 Gestern wurden die Dachträger für die neue Garage angeliefert. Hier sind sie: Unfortunately I wasn’t fast enough with my … Continue reading