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Brrrrrrr

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

This morning we had the coldest temperatures in over a decade: 8°F (-13°C) and that only 26 hours after a high of 59°F (+15°C). The data below are from our weather stations at the house. At RDU, the low was 9, which breaks the record cold temperatures from 1988 for the day. Of course our […]

Wiedervereinigung 1990

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit!

Urlaub in den Bergen

Friday, July 26th, 2013

(English) Letzten Samstag packten wir unser Gepäck, Futter für die Pferde und Jacob’s Kayak in den Pferdeanhänger, luden die Fahrräder auf das Fahrradgestell und die Pferde auf den Anhänger und dampften ab in die Berge für eine Woche. Wir fuhren cirka 150 Meilen/240 KM nach Virginia in die Nördlichen Blue Ridge Mountains am New River. […]

Karsten Hupfer, 1965 – 2013

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Today, our family bid a very sad farewell to my sister’s husband of 18 years, Karsten Hupfer. He died completely surprisingly on March 23 at a hospital in Waiblingen, Germany. He leaves a huge void in his and our family, and in my sister’s life in particular. Heute haben wir uns in tiefer Trauer von […]

Höhepunkte unserer Reise nach Deutschland

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Dies ist die Burg Hohenzollern, einer der definitiven Höhepunkte unserer Reise nach Deutschland im August.  Wir fuhren vom Rheintal in den Schwarzwald nach Hechingen, am Rande der Schwäbische Alb. Wenn man sich der Burg nähert, werden die Straßen schmaler und steiler, bis die Burg direkt üher dem Besucher im Wald aufragt. Dort parkt man das […]

Vacation with horses

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Auf Deutsch hier … During spring break we took Wally and Cleo on their first over night trip with us. We loaded  them on their trailer and hauled them 100 miles South, to a horse farm near Southern Pines. The weather was great – dry and sunny and in the 60s – so not too […]

Wahnsinn im März

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

März ist Ausnahmezustand hier in NCAA Country – March Madness steckt alle hier an. Besonders hier in North Carolina, wo wir dieses Jahr 4 Basketball teams in der nationalen Hochschulmeisterschaft hatten. Vor ein paar Minuten hat es UNC  in das regionale Endspiel geschafft. Das heisst das Team ist eins von 8 Teams die noch von […]

Winter morning with snow

Monday, February 20th, 2012

This winter has been really mild here in North Carolina, but last night we did get a 1/2 inch of snow.  The ground was pretty warm after a mid-50s day, and so this morning there is no snow on the roads. Even so, there were some accidents and schools are on a 2-hr delay. We […]

Valentinstag in Deutschland

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Schönen Valentinstag, liebes Deutschland! Reporter: Sie haben doch bestimmt eine Liebste Zuhause … oder ‘nen Liebsten? Passant: Ich weise diese Unterstellungen zurück!! Unterstellungen sind ein journalistischer Trick … Ich könnte schwören dass ich bei dem Alten mal Untermieter war! “Der Globus dreht sich!” Fantastisch!

Life in Norway

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Is this what the natives do in Norway during those long winters? They drink and swim in the frozen fjords? This guy is nuts! And his videos are really entertaining and well crafted. By far the best storytelling I have seen on YT in a while. Was machen die Norweger während der langen Winter dort? […]

2011

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Auf Deutsch … 2011 was a rough year. I’m trying to come up with some good stuff that happened this year, and it’s not easy. One personal highlight was participating in the Doughman race with the 11-foot-8 team. We raised $340 and came in 8th place (out of 75 teams). Besides the race, I ran […]

New truck – old truck

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

[DEUTSCH weiter unten … ] Saturday, we took Wally and Cleo out on a road-trip for the first time. We borrowed the truck and trailer from friends of ours. We wanted to check out the truck’s towing prowess as we were planning to buy it. We had done a test-run the previous weekend and loaded […]

The Good, the Bad and Some Ugly Crashes

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Time for a new truck crash video compilation. This is the Sergio Leone remix of the 2010 truck crashes at the Gregson St. railroad trestle. Enjoy! Es ist mal wieder Zeit fuer einen Kompilationsfilm der LKW-Enthauptungen an unserer beruechtigten Eisenbahnbruecke hier in Durham in North Carolina. Diesmal ist der Film Sergio Leone gewidmet undf seinem […]

Our horses in the snow

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

We uploaded some videos of the Wally and Cleo to Laura’s YouTube channel. I shot this one on Dec. 26 after the snowstorm. Cleo was very excited about the snow. This might be the first time she experienced a real snowfall because she lived at the coast for most of her life. Wir haben ein […]

2010

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Boy – what a surprise that year had in store for us! Perhaps the greatest change in lifestyle for Laura an me since we had children … and a much bigger surprise than the children! Of course I am talking about our horses, Waldo and Cleo. While building our horsefarm and figuring out the ins […]

My summer, as seen from space

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

If you have read my posts over the summer, you’ll know that we pretty much spent our summer vacation building a 1200 foot (400 M) pasture fence. Well, Google Earth noticed too, and took some great pictures of our work – from space! Google hat vor Kurzem die Satelitenphotos von unserer Gegend erneuert und mir […]

Finally at home …

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Today we brought home our horses Waldo and Cleo! This weekend we got their run-in shelter (mostly) done, so we borrowed a trailer and brought them home from the place were we had them boarded for the last month. DE … Waldo und Cleo sind endlich zuhause! Wir haben die beiden heute abgeholt und sie […]

Aus

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

wieder in Halfinale … ist es vorbei. Bravo für Jogi’s Jungs – was für eine Weltmeisterschaft! Toller Spaßfußball! Aber Spanien war einfach zu gut. Congratulations to Spain. See you in two years. Again.

Wir sind Weltmeisterin!

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

What a game! The German Women’s Football Team beat Brasil and defended the World Championship in a tough and fast game. Special Kudos to Nadine Angerer our fantastic goalie with a head like a brick and nerves of steel! She did not concede a single goal in the Worldcup!! Let me repeat this: SHE DID […]

Bleichgesichter

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Rassismus in Deutschland? Das gibt’s doch gar nich … Wir wissen um die Vorfälle in Mügeln augenblicklich noch zu wenig, um solche weitreichenden Schlussfolgerungen zu ziehen. Das war die Reaktion Sachsen’s Ministerpräsident Georg Milbradt auf die Frage ob er einen “ausländerfeindlichen oder gar rechtsradikalen Hintergrund” sehe wenn ein Mob von 50 Bleichgesichtern 8 Inder verprügelt […]