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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

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Something’s Itching

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I saw this white-tailed deer buck with his pretty antlers a few days ago in our backyard. I don’t know if I’ve seen him before. We certainly have a fluctuating population of bucks this autumn. Es juckt Diesen Weißwedelhirschbock mit … Continue reading

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Remodelling …

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… our old house in Karnes City: Renovierung … … unseres alten Hauses in Karnes City: Ever since in 2014 we moved to Fredericksburg the old place in Karnes City [actually in Karnes County, 2 miles out of the city … Continue reading

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There’s a Unicorn in the Garden

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No, that’s not a Thurberesque [cf. James Thurber’s short story “The Unicorn in the Garden”] way of trying to get the wife into the booby hatch, and I should possibly rather have spoken of a “Unihorn”. Well, the long and … Continue reading

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While We Were Gone …

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… to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque/NM [more about that later, once I have managed to sorth through and edit tons of pictures], there was quite a lot of rain in our area here [for October 15 the official rain … Continue reading