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About knotheadusc

  • Birthday 06/20/1972

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  • Location Germany
  • Nationality American
  • Hometown Virginia
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth
  • Interests reading, writing, singing, cooking, riding horses (though it's been years), hanging out with my beagles

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  1. The Grand ‘ol Dog thread

      Thank you very much!  I completely agree with you.  We are a very happy family, indeed.  
  2. Flatmate attacked me, not sure how to proceed

    Please don’t put yourself down.  You are certainly not the first person to try to ignore bad behavior to avoid things from escalating.  My husband and I both did that with our last landlady.  All it did was embolden her and put off the inevitable meltdowns and attempted Kaution extortion.     When it comes down to it, you’re not at fault when someone is being abusive, especially when they put their hands on you.  Instead of berating yourself for what you didn’t do, focus on the future and changing how you will respond now and in the future.  You can’t change the past, but you can change the future.   I’m rooting for you.
  3. Flatmate attacked me, not sure how to proceed

    I'm so sorry you're going through this.  It sounds like your flatmate is a classic abuser.  I see you're in Berlin, so I imagine finding affordable housing could be difficult.  The first thing I would do is put a lock on your bedroom door (assuming the landlord approves).  Next, you have to press charges next time he lays a finger on you.  Document all injuries and damages inflicted, and be sure to take photos of anything and everything he does that vexes you.  It sounds to me like you've allowed this abuse to go on for much too long, and your flatmate has the idea that he can behave like this.  It's not acceptable, even if you were just a "tenant".       I was actually a little triggered reading your post.  It reminded me of our former landlady who, thankfully never physically threatened or harmed us, but made our lives pretty miserable, nonetheless.  We did end up suing her, and we prevailed, but it was a long and aggravating fight.  I wish you luck in dealing with this situation.  It must be hell. 
  4. The Grand ‘ol Dog thread

    My two... Arran is with his favorite person, my husband, Bill.  And Noyzi, our Kosovar rescue, is being cute on the rug.

    We have wonderful weather today and that meant going out to town, where we enjoyed a lovely Italian lunch!
  6. 3G in Restaurants?

    My thoughts exactly!

    I just took a nap.   Tomorrow, I’m going to Stuttgart to see my dentist for a cleaning.  Then, it’s off to France for four nights!
  8. A love story...

    This was my morning project today...    I have noticed the love my husband and one of my dogs share, so I decided to make a video for them.  I share in the crush, but I'm not as cute on camera, so I just did the vocals.
  9. iPad connection

    I am the same way.  I can’t read a book in the car or I’ll hurl.
  10. iPad connection

    I have data on mine and like it because I surf while my husband drives.  Our new car has WiFi capability, but my husband hasn’t yet set it up.  So when we travel, I buy data packages from GiG Sky.   Before we lived in Europe again, I just had a WiFi iPad.  I didn’t miss the cell capability then, but would now.
  11. My husband knows a couple of people who bought homes in Spain.  I can’t tell you the details, since I don’t know the people myself.  However, what he did tell me was that his colleague hired a Spanish immigration lawyer to help with all of the logistics.  The lawyer was very helpful in all aspects.   The guy also had to go back to the States and visit a Spanish consulate office to apply for residency and show that he had sufficient income and health insurance.   We also know people who have bought homes in Italy.  One concern that came up was finding a home insurer.