I’m falling more and more in love with our house on the hill, but last night, I discovered driving up to it in the snow and ice can be pretty white-knuckling! Just heard the snow plow come through the neighborhood, scraping up the ice and treating the road. Oh, winter fun! Continue reading
It snowed when we moved into our rental house nearly three years ago, so yeah…this is fine.
This is going to be an insanely busy weekend for us as we move into our new house. After months of preparation, things are finally happening. But no matter how organized and streamlined we’ve tried to make this process, it’s going to be nothing but chaos for us for awhile.
Martin snapped this photo from the passenger seat as I drove into our village this morning. Winter has returned, covering our colorful fields and blossoms. It’s cold, too! Continue reading
After two exhausting weeks of 12-hour shifts *every* day, I took the family last night and fled to the mountains. This is the view from our bedroom. The sweet older lady who prepared our beds said she was surprised when all six of us and Patches der Hund climbed out of our car. She offered to bring us fresh eggs and homemade bread, too. Continue reading
On the way home from work, I noticed Venus high and bright in the sky … the first clear night in a looooooooong time. So as soon as I got home, we fired up the heater, threw on some blankets, and tested out our new telescope, a gift from our Aunts Sue and Tracey, who spent a few summer nights stargazing with us in that very spot.
We could see so many stars, far more than with our naked eyes.
Can’t wait for the summer when it’ll be warm enough to stay out there longer!
This is a skyline view of nearby villages in our part of Germany.
Shout out to Martin for scraping the windows of my car this morning before he left for work! It’s that time of year again!!!
This is unacceptable, Mother Nature.
We woke up to a winter wonderland at the end of April.
I intended on packing away the snow gear this past weekend, but didn’t get around to it. Good thing! As the saying goes, “April, April, der macht was er will.”
We spent Thanksgiving in the Austrian Alps this year. Actually, we spent the day going up and down an alpine coaster three times in a row!
It’s snowing like crazy up here, but we had a blast. Even if we were freezing cold. Continue reading