Category Archives: (everyday) life



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Even with a good fire burning in our fireplace, and considering our frequent BBQing, we should have enough firewood, don’t you think? Brennholz Auch wenn wir jetzt häufiger den Kamin heizen werden, und auch wenn wir ja doch das gesamte … Continue reading


Unbelievable …

… for a German (driver) at least. Unfassbar … … zumindest fuer einen Deutschen (Autofahrer). When I returned from Austin yesterday, close to Dripping Springs, on US 290 – which is a four lane highway there, not divided with a … Continue reading


New Tires (for an Old Car)

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Well, our car isn’t THAT old (yet), but still: it is a 2012 model. It still had its original tires, Michelin i.e., with just one replacement we had needed two years ago when we were on South Padre Island. Even … Continue reading


Summer Solstice

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Spurred on by a tweet from Germany about a fire on the eve of summer solstice, I decided to have one here in our back yard, too. Here’s some of the pictures I took: Sommersonnenwende Angeregt durch einen Tweet aus … Continue reading


Really Bad News from the Neighbourhood

Well, that’s not a continuance to my post about the possible subdivison across the street, but something really disturbing: Saturday night someone went around in the neighbourhood and took away all the Clinton/Kain signs, ours included, that had been put … Continue reading


The Copa Kings Performing in Fredericksburg

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Yesterday in the evening there was another of the summer concerts arranged by the PCAA [Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance] in the Adelsvereinshalle on the Marktplatz here in Fredericksburg. This time it was the Copa Kings, an Austin/TX-based jazz band that … Continue reading


Fundraising BBQ in Albert/TX

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Yesterday, in the evening, we drove to Albert, a very small community [population 7] in the neighbourhood, on Ranch Road 1623 between Stonewall and Blanco, which nowadays is known more for its historic dance hall [88 years old] than for … Continue reading


… means, you open the cold-water faucet and the water comes out (piping) hot, or warm at least, because the uninsulated pipe runs in the uninsulated wall, which has long hours of direct sunshine, and you have to run it … Continue reading


BBQ Continued

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Yesterday we did some pork chops on our new bbq pit, and they turned out good, too. A tad on the dry side, though. But then, pork chops very easily go dry when they’re being cooked. I’ll have to find … Continue reading



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Last weekend’s first attempts at barbeque went well: everything turned out not only just edible but tasty. I’m quite happy with what I did. Erfolg Meine ersten Gehversuche am vergangenen  Wochenende mit Grillen sind prima verlaufen: Alles war nicht einfach … Continue reading