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69 posts, 23:46 yesterday
I love that " burst out thunderous laughter "... It reminds me of my English teacher at school when I was about 13 and I kept laughing one day when he kept stuttering...he stood up, made me stand…
8 posts, 23:26 yesterday
Talk to the Notar. They'll tell you if you can back out. I guess it would be possible if the buyer agrees and you pay their costs. If the buyer doesn't agree, then I don't know.
30 posts, 22:48 yesterday
If you go for the pflegestufe antrag, you should tell them they need to show their abilities on a bad day when they are assessed, not try their hardest to look fit. We did this for my mom and she was…
113 posts, 19:01 yesterday
I think my point just flew over your head or you only read what you want to read. I am totally positive my daughter is not scared of beards nor are any of my nieces. So I really do not think women…
2 posts, 18:06 yesterday
In April we sold our house but the buyer asked that payment be delayed until the end of July. We agreed and went to the notary. Then our circumstances changed. The fact that the house has not been…
1 posts, 17:37 yesterday
I would like to buy land. However, the property I like includes wood land. I am not sure what being an owner of wood land means in terms of legal responsibilities and maintenance. Has anybody…
9 posts, 14:50 yesterday
Because you only have to register within two weeks of moving, at least you won't ever have to do this more than twice a month. I would at least try snowingagain's suggestion. You go to the…
26 posts, 12:46 yesterday
Have seen some horrendous cabling jobs in my career... Anyway, as I pointed out in my first two replies here, a properly certificated electrician would have seen this problem immediately.. it would…
15 posts, 10:54 yesterday
Yes I want to base the company in Ireland because coroporate administration is reasonably light, tax is low and I'm feeling mildly patriotic. Ireland raised and educated me and got relatively little…
12 posts, 10:15 yesterday
Yes, that goes for the reason but they should still be given proper notice and in writing. OP, what kind of permit do you have here and how long have you worked? Depending on that, you may or may…
3 posts, 08:13 yesterday
I am not an expert, but one important factor is if you own the windows (Sondereigentum) or if the windows are part of the shared property (Gemeinschaftseigentum, shared by the HOA /…
25 posts, 05:34 yesterday
Me too. My Mum was many years head nurse of an operation theatre. She taught me a thing or two about hygiene. Seeing carpets in the bathroom in the UK was a big big trauma.
59 posts, 02:28 yesterday
In a wise world, we would all have sufficient savings/ at least 3 months, to cover job loss/health crisis etc. However, life is not always so ordered. Easy with hindsight to realise a bad…
1,717 posts, 14 June
I started the process in Berlin Schöneberg in February this year. I handed in everything at that point except for the Einbürgerungstest, which was scheduled at the end of April. I got the results of…
8 posts, 14 June
After my many phone calls to wildlife organizations and probably put on the 'crazy lady, don't phone phone back' list, I finally got a call today from a local NABU chap. He suggested catching the…
134 posts, 14 June
It was more about the convoluted text than it was about the PM, the details of which I did not share, as you stated. It was also an attempt to support you, as a real human being. Sorry if you feel…
63 posts, 14 June
Hello all ! I want to share with you a positive twist to me story: I have been promoted to project manager. The lady managing the project has not been demoted, but she was transferred to a…
21 posts, 14 June
This got a new variation this year or so, dark chocolate replaced milk chocolate and nuts same. I started to enjoy pure chocolate without nuts or any other flavor. I have been a big fan of…
10 posts, 14 June
If you mean the Einbürgerungstest, then no. Everyone has to do that regardless. It's not that difficult. It is only one form. Everything else you will be doing it at the Einbürgerungsamt…
32 posts, 14 June
You can register at 2 places at the same time. Primary and secondary res. So, let us say you were living in House A until March 2018. They you went to some jungle in Africa and came back to…
99 posts, 14 June
Hi I am currently building a website - well following the wix instructions to portfolio my wife’s art work - it’s a welcome page, artists statement, some photos and a contact page that basically…
5 posts, 14 June
Relevant law is here. Default is 8 years. This can be shortened to 7 if you complete an integrations course, and then 6 years if you made extra efforts. Note that it is not enough to just pass the…
49 posts, 14 June
Hongmeng  has been registered in Peru according to the article, so they are at least protecting it worldwide! I don't think the name of an O/S actually matters to most people, just the name of…
1 posts, 14 June
Hi All, I am based in Germany and my dad has an automotive and mechanical parts manufacturing business back in India. Our company is ISO 9001-2015 TUV-SUD Certified and is operation since 1995. We…
178 posts, 14 June
in Dresden they told me they wanted to take my U.S. license. I thought "that's annoying, but okay", Then they said they wanted to charge me a storage fee. That sounded crazy. Then they volunteered…
10 posts, 14 June
OP knows about the VAT, otherwise she’d be posting this from Jail. Unlike income tax, the Finanzamt doesn’t have a sense of humor when it comes to VAT. That was never your money not to have…
3 posts, 14 June
Good for him! You know many years ago I saw something similar in Stockholm. We were waiting for the S-Bahn on a fairly quiet station and heard a scream turned to see a pram falling off the…
1 posts, 14 June
Because life in Germany is not just about finding decent Cheddar, bacon, and crips. Heads up, TTers! Tomorrow Aldi is selling Tanqueray gin just shy of 15 eurobucks for 0.7 l. Note, that it's the…
113 posts, 13 June
Friday 31st May 2019, 21:00 Cassiopeia Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, Germany goo.gl/maps/rcdtqpnyqt82... Look for the Meetup sign on the table. Check the Meetup comments for the location of…
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