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Yesterday I had the air-conditioning on, and today it’s the central heating I have on! Wetter!!! Gestern war es noch die Klimaanlage, die ich an hatte, und heute ist es schon wieder die Heizung!

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… and a beneficial one at that: 0.7″ during the night. Look at the rain gauge: Hurrah, wir hatten Regen, … … und sogar gut-tuenden: immerhin 17,7 Millimeter sind in der vergangenen Nacht heruntergekommen, wie der Niederschlagsmesser zeigt:

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… und gebar ein Mäuslein, wie man so sagt. Für die vergangene Nacht hatte es eine Unwetterwarnung für einen großen Teil von Texas, Hill Country eingeschlossen, mit möglichen starken Tornados ebenso wie Hagel mit großem Durchmesser, und was war? – … Continue reading

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There you are: you leave your home one day when you still need the A/C working, and then you return a week later and you need to switch on the heating! Texanisches Wetter So kann’s gehen: da verlässt man das … Continue reading

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… walking around the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, wearing your BVB [Borussia Dortmund, my favourite German soccer club] cap, and suddenly an American woman asks you, “Are you a Dortmund fan?” – What a surprise! Da spaziert man Nichts … Continue reading

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What a victory for my favourite German soccer club today! Nuremberg nada – Dortmund uno, Dortmund dos, Dortmund tres, Dortmund quatro, Dortmund cinquo, Dortmund seis, Dortmund SIETE! Yes, it’s true! The final result was 7:0 for Dortmund. Oh glorious day!

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Most of you, my visitors, of course know it, but from time to time I still want to do some shameless self-promotion   😀   and mention it: I’m keeping two blogs, this here with (mostly) long(er) articles, pictures, and videos, but … Continue reading

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Last night, between 9 and 10, it started to rain, and this morning our rain gauge showed 1.3 inches: we’re so happy! And to tell the truth, we’re also happy that we were not hit like nearby Uvalde County, where … Continue reading

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Lately in the garden I was thinking: Why can’t the deer eat the dry grass or hay, respectively? Instead, they eat young shoots of the plants we like. Why can’t our armadillo eat the fire ants? There are zillions of … Continue reading

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Well, that actually means putting the cart before the horse, but still: we did get rain – as the halo around the moon had predicted, or, at least, had made us hope. It started yesterday in the early evening hours, … Continue reading