snowingagain

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  1. Help: blue lint/dust is everywhere

    If not this, perhaps filter on washer blocked leaving lint on clothes?  Or lint accumulating in dryer?  How old is the building?
  2. Should we still change the clocks twice a year?

    Exactly this.  The EU commission wanted to get rid of DST, and then each country was asked to choose whether to stay in their summer time or winter time, originally in 2019.  They had been asked to decide for themselves.  But procrastination has caused process to be delayed by two years. 
  3. Problem with Gymnasium Sportlehrer

    Male swim teachers here mostly wear budgie smugglers or the very tight longer ones.  Much better for swimming.  Also easy to spot if they were having "unprofessional" thoughts.
  4. selling provision free

     From mid December this will be all states for non-commercial propert  Or to be more precise the seller must contribute at least 50 percent.  Has been law for sometime, but it has a transition period too!
  5. Brexit: The fallout

      DeepLyannoying at your service:   "I am wildly ignorant about the border area but am confident about its nature.   It is definitely something  where people need to be "let through".  If you try to visit the nearest shop to you, this will not fly.  Because, well I think that this a fact and really that is all that is important"
  6. Collecting the Economic Impact Payment - 2020 CARES Act USA

      I am now an official translator of LunaCHsmuglish.     "You might like to look into using an alternative way of transferring money other than Paypal.  Transferwise for example offer a fast and secure service with much lower fees and exchange rates."
  7. Brexit: The fallout

    But he is right.
  8. DB fares Question

    It is worth through-ticketing with DB for this reason.   If you have a DB bocking including, for example, a ferry, if it is getting late they are really keen to not have to pay for you to stay in a hotel if you miss the last ferry.  Have known DB to put a family of 4 with bicycles and anhanger in a truck to the North Sea from Hamburg, to make sure they get the connection.  
  9. Email from police - stolen PSN codes

    Perhaps real codes, but bought with a stolen credit card.  Then resold on kinguin.  Details from credit card bill?
  10. DB fares Question

    It tends to be only for the inner zone of a city, at least the ones I have used.   Details by state and city of areas covered at   https://www.bahn.de/p/view/angebot/cityticket.shtml
  11. health

      I found a thread on someone doing what you are trying to do.  She got her company to pay both her and the company NI contributions to her, and she then paid TK. Still ended up some 600 euro extra per month. Found TK very helpful.    It took 2 years to sort the tax out though.  Beckahstar.   https://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=436238   She has a Toytown profile though has not been on here for a while.    
  12. Does my health insurance cover teeth cleaning?

    You can earn bonus points with TK that can be used toward "professional" teeth cleaning.    https://www.tk.de/techniker/gesundheit-und-medizin/praevention-und-frueherkennung/tk-bonusprogramm/bonusprogramm-2010356    
  13. Coronavirus

      Ist es erlaubt, eine Visier Schutzmaske als Mund Nasen Bedeckung zu verwenden?   Visiere sind nicht zur Verhinderung der Virenausbreitung geeignet und erfüllen nicht die Anforderungen des Infektionsschutzes. Sie dürfen zwar genutzt werden, sollten aber lediglich ergänzend zur Mund-Nasen-Bedeckung verwendet werden.   https://www.corona-katastrophenschutz.bayern.de/faq/index.php
  14. Only in America...

    Sure.  But it is a choice.  And voting here is really quick.  No queues.  Not sure it is fair that people have to wait so long to vote in this manner.
  15. Not all.    USA it is index linked, and quite a few others.  Full list in   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-pensions-annual-increases-if-you-live-abroad/countries-where-we-pay-an-annual-increase-in-the-state-pension   And the WA seems to guarantee this also for UK residents living in EU and EEA  before end 2020.
  16. ID cards for foreigners living in Germany

    On a very hot day at campsite on a German island, a very tired German family with many small, hot, tired children could not book in because they had forgotten their IDs.  Terrible.  I was next, and started giving them my Reisepass, but she said loudly "Oh no, Frau Snowimg!  That is not needed!"  I mean it was my 10th visit but if looks could kill from departing family.  So, hotels and such can ask for ID.
  17. ID cards for foreigners living in Germany

      Hospitals do ask.  One hospital got defrauded by patient using someone else's card.   Court ruled in favour of KK, saying hospital had opportunity to check Ausweiss, whereas the health insurance company had no control.  
  18. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Luna seems confused about menstruation.  Post menopausal bleeding is not menstruation, and similarly when a newborn female baby has a bloody discharge from the vagina, it is also not.  Menstruation in late 50s is not uncommon as Optimista has confirmed with her doctor, if I recall right.  But at 70 or 80 it is not menstruation.
  19. ID cards for foreigners living in Germany

    Also try Fundgrube where you think you might have lost it.  And if it was somewhere small, it can be worth checking local Facebook pages, even putting a request out.  This may sound lame, but has worked for us on several occasions.  It can take time though, so if you can wait a week or so. 
  20. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Jesus if you can smell fluoride in the tap water something is seriously off.  This is really not a thing is it?  But surely she is being ripped off because high fluoride toothpaste is available OTC in Germany, so surely elsewhere,
  21. What food do you miss as a Canadian or American?

      This one?  Dutch site.  They ship to Germany.  In stock 2.75 euro for 150 ml.  10 euro minimum order, plus 11.50 euro shipping, but up to 23 kg that would be quite a few bottles, but hey if you miss it that much.   https://www.tokogembira.nl/en/matouks-trinidad-scorpion-pepper-sauce.html    
  22. What's got you flummoxed today?

      He said she should not comment inappropriately on someones unhappy post.  All gone now.  And unhappy thread now closed. Though doubt it will deter him from posting.      
  23. Only in America...

    To be fair, there is some new surgery which is far less destructive than earlier stuff.  Of course there will still be dressings and drains, but if people can have help at home could be beneficial.  But what about physio? And people who do not have relatives to look after them?