Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Remodelling – Update 6 [Nearly Finished]

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This Tuesday I was at our old place in Karnes City again, to check on the progress of the remodelling, as our contractor had notified us that it is nearly finished. And so it is. Here are a few pictures. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in the Garden: Removing Thistles

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Yesterday and today I was in the garden, removing hundreds – no, that’s not exaggerated – of thistles. I had left it way too long, and thus they had proliferated like mad. It’s the first time I tried to remove … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Retrospective

Last Thursday I had started reporting about my efforts to get a Green Card and had mentioned that we were off to see an immigration lawyer. Here’s now my account of that actual meeting: Donnerstägliche Retrospektive Am vergangenen Donnerstaghatte ich … Continue reading

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Nobody …

… can comment a soccer match as enthusiatically and shout “gol” for such a long time – listening to it feels like minutes going by – as those hispanic commentators on our Spanish-speaking soccer channel on TV. Niemand … … … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 17 [Louisville/KY to Memphis/TN]

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Well, our days “On the Banks of the Ohio” – as the popular song goes – had come to an end, and it was time to get on the move again, to our last destination on that trip, Memphis/TN. At … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 16 [Big Four Bridge and Falls of the Ohio: Background Information]

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 16 [Big Four Bridge und Falls of the Ohio: Hintergrundinformation] The Big-Four Bridge is a truss bridge with six spans which connects Louisville/KY with Jeffersonville on the other side of the Ohio in Indiana. Die Big-Four … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 16 [Our Ten+ Miles in Indiana (Jeffersonville)]

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As you, dear readers of my blog, meanwhile certainly know, it is Mary’s goal and mine to bicycle at least 10+ miles in every state of the US, and that’s why our choice for Kentucky was Louisville: here it just … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 15 [Bicycling (Part of) the Louisville Loop]

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In the morning, we had a nice breakfast in our apartment, and then drove around Louisville a little, to get a feeling of the layout of the city, especially the parking lots along the Ohio, from where we later wanted … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Retrospective

Here then is the second edition of the postings in my “Thursday’s Retrospective” series, this time with a contribution I originally posted on my “Pit’s Musings and Ramblings from a Big Country: mein persönliches Blog mit ‘Updates aus Texas’“, on … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 15 [The “Vue at 3rd Street” and Eating out on “4th Street Live”]

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It’s been really a long, long time – too long a time actually – since I last wrote about that roadtrip, but now I’ve finally gotten around to writing more. Here we go: RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 15 [Das “Vue … Continue reading