LukeSkywalker

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About LukeSkywalker

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  • Location Munich
  • Nationality Dutch
  • Hometown Arnhem (from the movie A Bridge Too Far)
  • Gender Male
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  1. Why are you happy today?

    I'm happy for my dad as he is on holiday on Mallorca and staying at my brother's apartment. He saw his last remaining sister (87) after 10 years. They are talking a lot. He also received an official "Pflegegrad" which allows him to live in a care home. I put him on the waiting list, so one milestone achieved.I'm now back in Munich to sort out some things. 
  2. Why are you unhappy today?

    Thanks for all your support and cyber hugs! My dad (almost 84) is doing relatively OK and eats normal. Next week his GP will come and we discuss the care he needs.
  3. Why are you unhappy today?

    We cremated our  beloved mother. She passed away in her sleep last week very unexpectedly and suddenly at age 78. I'm supporting my dad at our elderly home, because he can't live alone. Luckily, I'm still on sabbatical.
  4. The current weather in Munich

    In April there were indeed some nice days, but it wasn't a good month in total. Frühlingsfest in Munich is a disaster for the merchants. I'm talking about Cyprus or South Spain, where you can have breakfast outside from February to November. 
  5. Relocating to the U.K. while owning flats in Germany

    You probably need to find someone who will look after your flats like a housing service while you are away. You pay a monthly fee for that. A colleague of mine has this, but that's because she has two left hands and can't fix anything herself.
  6. The current weather in Munich

    It's bloody cold for May. No better forecast expected for next week. I'm not going to retire here. It's final!
  7. If you cook certain meats in butter, you get a nice brown sauce with it. In the Mediterranean people don't know this trick. 
  8. Your case is too risky: only one single source of income and no sufficient savings to overcome a bad period.
  9. The baby boy is number 007 in the line of throne :).
  10. Retiring soon. What to do about health insurance?

    Congrats!! Why don't you give your current provider a call? That's what I would do.
  11. Living on canned food long-term

    I have almost the same in can, except I buy my fresh black Kalamata olives from my local Greek store. I also have these small cans of highly concentrated tomato purée on stock together with baked beans and large white beans. Oh, and a can of pineapple. No idea why I bought that.
  12. Questions you have been afraid to ask... in case you look stupid

    Why don't they sell a bikini as one piece anymore since bikini pants and top have separate prices these days?
  13. Bank no longer accepting my iTan numbers

    I'm with O2 and have an extra pack for EU calls: €10 for 120 minutes. My flat is for Germany only. I haven't seen flat rates for EU calls anywhere: that could be very expensive for a provider.
  14. Going Back to Work After Elternzeit

    Why don't you ask the help of your colleagues who went on maternity leave before you?
  15. Only in America...

    Lettuce? Really? Oh wait, it's the Only in America thread :).