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40 posts, 14:11 hrs
Ah, yes. He is much better as time goes on, and will eventually be independent, but is still more like a young teenager in general, which I am beginning to see makes this stage right now a little…
14 posts, 13:52 hrs
I appreciate your response to my plight. Thanks a million but unfortunately I stopped my asylum process since it was 8month into my child coming into the world that I got my letter of interview for…
1,558 posts, 13:34 hrs
While everyone's been distracted by the child kidnapping furore, congress has been quietly pushing through their 2019 budget proposals... House GOP 2019 budget calls for deep Medicare, Medicaid…
11 posts, 13:24 hrs
If they bother with people crossing the road on a red man, drunk people on bicycles, giving the finger to the old nettle licking sour-bag blocwart and for forgetting to apply for a genehmigung for…
7 posts, 13:22 hrs
This is great - thank you for the helpful suggestions, all. Sounds like they have several good options. We'll look at prices and perhaps book something a bit before so there's as little uncertainty…
618 posts, 12:42 hrs
Hi Ladies, An additional treat, next week: Vikualienmarkt Weinfest Thursday 28 June 6pm Viktualienmarkt, meet by the Maibaum (the blue and white post in the middle of the market)…
15 posts, 12:38 hrs
Thanks for the suggestion. I looked into that yesterday and tried to contact them, which is zenja-langen.de/ in... Langen. Unfortunately, they replied that no more position is available and…
29 posts, 12:28 hrs
I'll tell you what happens, IT GOES THROUGH!! Because the USPS has the common sense to know that it's a waste of time deciding if every little packet of chocolate needs to be inspected!!! You…
8 posts, 12:17 hrs
Good news for those of us with properties of that scale, when we come to sell, of course. That sort of "subsidy" (noticable how it's never welfare when it's we middle classes getting it) always ends…
7 posts, 11:48 hrs
Thanks everybody, very enlightening and great relief to my foot that had great difficulty maintaining the 60 speed on a straight open road after the curves. I also didn't mention that 50 m before my…
2 posts, 11:08 hrs
As I have a Staplerschein as well and asked when I got it who it belongs to. In your case and mine, it does belong to the firm who paid for it. As I recently discovered, if I wanted, I could go to…
25 posts, 10:53 hrs
Well that went well. It's great to know that all continues to go well with your son, Brisbanite, and that he now has a first class honours degree to his name. Brilliant. It is a shame that…
914 posts, 09:39 hrs
I so desperately hope you're right. The other day I sadly remarked to my German colleague I was very afraid my country might turn into a dictatorship... and quietly wondered if Germany was…
69 posts, 07:02 hrs
It seems to me that she's worried that you are going for 50/50 custody and possibly eventually full custody. Maybe her parents are too. IMO you need to work through jugendamt and through a lawyer and…
7 posts, 06:55 hrs
My friends parents in law had a Dodge. I don't think they had any problems getting it fixed. They got rid of it in the end because it was a bit too long for the mother in law and she kept hitting it…
994 posts, 00:14 hrs
For the benefit of our younger viewers who may not know who Ena is here is the sexy minx: I also watched it when a kid. They do not make telly like that anymore. Here is Hilda leaving the…
55 posts, 23:45 yesterday
If you simply postulate that your asset is going to increase in value by 5% every year of course you are going to make a profit. That's the problem with any investment - you just don't know.
7 posts, 23:35 yesterday
Sorry for the delay writing back. I got mine quite soon after actually, like about 2-3 weeks. So also in answer to @someonesdaughter, figured out quite fast I needed the St.Nr. quite fast(!) when…
33 posts, 23:03 yesterday
Hi there, MunichMom I've never done one of these but I have read a bit about them on the EU Cedefop site. There's a bunch of tools, including plug-ins, you can use if you might be doing this…
367 posts, 21:45 yesterday
The two SE Europe teams here have not had that much difficulty so far, heading for 4 from 4, and yet to concede a goal . This is an enjoyable game, ball pinged about at both ends, Swiss not out of…
30 posts, 19:57 yesterday
no you're not under obligation to rent an owned parking space to a tenant you can't lease it to a tenant if you don't own it. if parking is included in the mietvertrag you can't factor that…
24 posts, 17:48 yesterday
I lived next to a crack house once. They were obnoxious as hell. People streaming in and out of that house all day and night. I remember getting into it with them (dangerous but I'd had enough). I…
4 posts, 17:38 yesterday
Monthly 2-4 times TELC will be conducting exams DTZ (deutschtest für zuwanderer) in various locations. 17th August is the next possible exam date if you could apply before 8th July. You can…
2 posts, 17:12 yesterday
Sales of services outside the EU usually have no VAT, unless you mean it's delivered in the end in an EU state, which may decide it is applied. So you are saying you've been told not to put VAT on…
21 posts, 12:38 yesterday
Hi guys, I am not new to Munich but I am new to Toytown, would love to meet some new people and share my experiences of living in Munich. I see that there has been no activity on this thread.
1,983 posts, 12:21 yesterday
@jeremytwo is offline, so I will ask the question:"Do they have decent boobs?" PS- In Sport1 they employ at least half a dozen blonds for football programs. Nobody knows the offside rule.
52 posts, 11:17 yesterday
That's odd. I just moved to Germany, and I find that my co-workers are always making jokes and being ironic / sarcastic. The very jokes described in this article as ones Germans don't get, are the…
2 posts, 11:13 yesterday
Resurrecting an old one here but I have the same question, hope I have more luck than @nataras. My bother and a few friends are coming to visit in a few weeks and they're really into mountain…
40 posts, 10:55 yesterday
I've started to use flixbus (the actual brand) mainly for Poland and my experience is they are reliable. They are never very busy at the (random but usually not peak) times I travel, so you have…
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