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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

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… 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

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… moist [we had a good rainfall] and warm, and so fire-ant mounds spring up like mushrooms. Well, mushrooms are indeed springing up, too. I went on “fire-ant” patrol this afternoon, found about 15 mounds in our lawn, and put … Continue reading

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Now I know where that phrase comes from, since we’ve been taken to the cleaners, literally. Well, actually we’ve taken ourselves to the cleaners, so to speak. What happened was this: about two weeks ago we took two quilted bedcovers … Continue reading