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When I moved to Norway in 1993, they still had surface shipping. Six to ten weeks from Minneapolis to Haugesund and care packages from home would arrive safe and sound […]
I like to travel but I need to know where I am going and what I am going to. A good friend of mine tried to coax me into going […]
Even though we are stationed in Germany we still have obligations in Norway. This year instead of exploring Rome or shuffling around cobble stone streets in Provence, we have a list of chores as long as my arm. So, this is where we have been three weeks now. Finishing up the house we started building last Easter.
Any self-respecting European will be watching the finals next week of the Eurovision song contest final on the 29 th of May, if only to poke fun. This year’s contest is being […]
Hipp hurra for the 17th of May! Today I am watching the NRK broadcast of all the festivities from Norway on Norway’s National Day. This day is very special in Norway […]
In my natural habitat, my husband and I went to work every day and on the weekends we got ready to go back to work IE. clean house, wash clothes […]
We have a luxurious life! We have everything we need and a little bit more. What we need is more restraint! The past half-year we have been on a shopping […]
We have shipped full and half containers before and it was a painless operation. The company we used last time was no more and I needed a new shipper. So I Google “moving from Mpls to Emden” and came across a site that sends your info to several companies so you can compare prices. That was my first mistake.
The fact is that we are laying low. We are hiding from our neighbors. We are renegades, lawless immigrants suffering because of our ignorance. When we moved to Germany in October and bought what we needed for the house, everyone said, “You won’t need a shovel”. When it snowed in December, everyone said, “It won’t last but a few days”. In January when we searched for a shovel, ice pick, and salt at the hardware store, they said “We are sold out but check back in a few weeks if the snow’s not gone” and this weekend they said, “Ostfriesland is sold out of shovels and salt, sorry”.
Wishing anyone who stumbles over this page a wonderful new year! Hope yours is filled with good things!
I just loved the frosty morning we had yesterday. Getting ready to head home for Christmas and not much time to write. Mostly I am just thinking about what to […]