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Merry (Texas) Christmas, Y’alls

This year I’ve decided to do it a little different from the previous years and not do a picture and a Christmas greeting of my own, but have the band Asleep at the Wheel with their upbeat song wish you … Continue reading

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An Evening out in San Antonio

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Last Monday, we decided to drive to San Antonio for a nice supper and a walk along the festively illuminated River Walk, and it was a fantasic experience. Ein Abendausgang in San Antonio Am vergangenen Montag waren wir für ein … Continue reading

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The Lighting of the Christmas Tree …

… at the LBJ State Park and Historical Site That, i.e. the 49th annual of the Johnson family tradition, started by the president and Mrs. Johnson in 1971, is what we went to attend last Sunday. Das Anzünden des Weihnachtsbaums … Continue reading

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The Singing Christmas Tree

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As in the last few years, we again have the “Singing Christmas Tree” performance on the last two weekends before Christmas. This custom was started and is still sponsored by the PCAA [Pedernales Creative Art Alliance], and takes place on … Continue reading

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Remodelling – Update 4 [Very Good News]

Just a short note here: the gas company already replied, that they found the contract and will abide by it. It seems that they were not aware of it. What they also don’t seem to be aware of is that … Continue reading

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Remodelling – Update 3 [Very Bad News]

Last Friday morning, we got a call from our contractor in Karnes County with news that really gave us a bad shock. After he had redone all the installation for the house to be provided with gas again [laying a … Continue reading

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The First Fire of Winter 2018/19 in Our Fireplace

It’s getting colder, and today was kind of a miserable autumn day, overcast and with drizzling rain. Though not really cold yet, it was nevertheless a good day to start our first fire of this winter in the fireplace in … Continue reading

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Remodelling – Update 2 [Floors]

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The tiling of the kitchen floor has been finished, except for the grouting, and the wooden floors in the remainder of the house have been re-worked. Renovierung – Update 2 [Fußböden] Die Fliesen auf dem Küchenfußboden sind verlegt [nur die … Continue reading

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Remodelling – Update 1

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The remodelling of our old place in Karnes County is making rapid progress. The insulation of the outside walls has been finished, all electrical lines have been renewed, the plumbing is in, the walls inside have been covered in sheet-rock, … Continue reading

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For Our Thanksgiving Dinner, No Turkey Had to Die, …

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… but 2 Cornish Game Hens. As I had said in the comments-section of my Happy-Thanksgiving-blogpost, a whole Turkey would have been way too much for just Mary and me. After all, we didn’t want to eat warmed-up turkey until … Continue reading