Well, the leaves are falling, as are the acorns from that damn big oak tree in my neighbor’s yard. I bet my wife and I have raked up over 500 lbs of acorns and the things are still falling. Tried to get the oak tree cut down, but the tree huggers in the local gov’t say no…I should load up the acorns and dump them in their yard…see how they like it.
Motorcycle is in the garage and will probably be there until next spring. I’ve only been on it twice since being back from Frankfurt. Glad I got plenty of riding in during my weekends in Frankfurt as well as some after work.
Snow tires are on the car and new summer tires are also in the garage. I just hope we don’t get any snow this year…Last year was pretty good, I only had to shovel out once.
What I dislike most about winters in Germany is the short times of daylight. On Sunday Europe goes off DST so it will be light at about 0900 and dark by 1600. When I was still working, it was going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. How dreary. Another think I don’t like about winter is Christmas…Bah Humbug. I know, I know, you all with kids and grandkids always like Christmas and I can understand that, but for me, it’s just another day. My wife loves Christmas and enjoys the tree and her little decoration treasures. I have to admit, I do like the Christmas markets, the Gluh wine, and some of the other treats that are available during the holidays. New Years Eve will be in a local restaurant/hotel for a great meal and overnight. Cops will be out in force on NYE looking for the drivers with over the Per Mil. limit. I don’t want to be one of them so an overnight in the hotel is required.
Will be in the US in March for a wedding, sister’s oldest daughter is getting married and it will be nice to see all of the family, especially my son. And I want to see my mom’s remodeled house now that it’s in the hands of my niece who has redone it with her soon-to-be husband.
Two weeks in the US should be enough for me to gain 10 lbs after eating hormone-filled meat products. If hormones are used to fatten the cattle (and other livestock), doesn’t it seem obvious that the hormones are ingested into your body when you eat the stuff? Ugh. I’m glad that the Europeans ban the stuff. I fight with my weight as it is…I don’t need hormones, thank you.
Looking forward to June and two weeks on the island of Sylt for our annual vacation. I love the place but I wouldn’t want to live there. I do enjoy the beach time and the great restaurants on the island. Great place to bicycle around on, breath nice clean sea air, and enjoy the outdoors. But its
After that, who knows? Perhaps back to Frankfurt, perhaps not. Time will tell. Wake up Saigon Kids. Write something….
Hugs to all – Ken