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  1. Pension - Erklaeren meines Versicherungskonto

    @Heide_DE Did you do anything about this in the end? Given all that has happened so far this year, my letter is just sitting in the pile looking at me accusingly and I'm still wondering what if anything to do about it.  
  2. Death in neighbour's family

    Wow, given that the local paper wanted €500 for the general announcement that my wife was dead, I won't be posting a second one to say thanks for the cards. Anyone who speaks to me gets a thanks in person at the time.  People who sent flowers got a direct thank-you as well. Anyone else, tough luck.    
  3. Death in neighbour's family

    Just say something nice. I guarantee he won't care what you actually say. The ideas in the link Panda shared all seem OK to me and match the tone of the cards I got from neighbours and colleagues.   Much more important than the card though, do something, make him a meal, invite him over, or just offer your heartfelt condolences in person. Different neighbours did things like that (one made a cake, one invited me over for a drink), those made more difference than all the cards and flowers.  
  4. Only in America

      Usually because the alternative formulations are not approved for such use either by the local regulatory bodies or the drug companies themselves, and/or they can't find anyone willing to make the new formulations and/or administer them.  
  5. 3G in Restaurants?

    I promised I wouldn't get involved but there is just so much bullshit on here. This for example:-     NOT True. Deaths up 3 % hospitalization up ~25%  
  6. What are you listening to right now?

    You are pasting the 'embed' link. You should click on share, then just click copy. You should see something like this: -   If you paste that directly into the edti box it will automatically get converted to an embedded link by the forum software and look like this:      
  7. Making a last will and testament

      Assuming that before death the house was owned 50/50 between husband and wife, then yes this seems to be the case. On another thread I was also assured that case law meant it would be almost impossible for me to be forced to sell the house in order to give my kids their share.  
  8. What are you listening to right now?

    Well it went fantastically well, the whole thing was really lovely. Exhausted now but full of love for my family and the way that it went.
  9. What are you listening to right now?

    Yeah, I have a Redner who is going to read and lead the service etc. In reality if I don't overrule him he will organise the music too. I'm just fussing and feeling emotional.
  10. What are you listening to right now?

    Banging tune, your mum clearly had excellent taste. You are right, they are going to be the opener and the closer. 
  11. What are you listening to right now?

    Picking out music for the funeral tomorrow. My son wants this because my wife always sang the chorus to him as a child.     Then we have to play out with this because it was my wifes only dying wish    I'm struggling to fit them into an order of service.  
  12. German citizenship after 6 years

    I did mine in 2018, so recently but not very recently, it was a brexit related thing and I think my guy was trying to make it easy for me. Also I was in Bremen which may well make a difference. I only really posted to say that they do have some flexibility.
  13. German citizenship after 6 years

    This is entirely at the discretion of the person processing your application. The requirement is that you satisfy them that you have an appropriate level of German and the test certificate is proof of that in a form they are required to accept. They are allowed to accept other forms of proof but not required. So for example when I applied, the case worker read through my application, asked me if I had filled it in myself, and commented that if I had done that and passed the citizenship exam, he was willing to accept my language skills as good enough. He did call in a co-worker who also had a brief conversation with me just to check, and then he wrote down on the form that I had proved my language skills by interview.   I suggest you start the process before you sit the exam, and discuss with your case worker what documentation they need.  
  14. BREXIT positives and negatives

    Not if they switch to 'uk' imperial measurments.   To get 1 UK teaspoon, you need to measure 1.399 US teaspoons. To get 1 UK tablespoons, you need to measure 1.041 US tablespoons To get 1 UK cup, you need to measure 1.066 US tablespoons To get 1 UK fluid ounce, you need to measure 0.961 US fluid announces To get 1 UK pint, you need to measure 0.832 US pints To get 1 UK gallon, you need to measure 0.832 US gallons To get 1 UK ton, you need to measure 1.12 US ton     This is not any easier than using metric units (just different).    
  15. English Language: "Warming Down"

    I really don't ever remember this usage, but wikipedia seems to have it  
  16. Property sells for 80% more than the asking price

    You can't, but you are not usually asked to "determine" the value of something, only to estimate it. That is considerably easier usually. If you can prove that your estimate is reasonable based on recent sales in the area, or a professional valuation then that will suffice for most purposes.    
  17. BREXIT positives and negatives

      100% agree, and what is worse in my mind, somehow the opposition can't seem to make political capital out of their awfulness. English dominated Westminster politics is an utter disaster and has been for many many years.  
  18. What are you listening to right now?

    [Verse 1] For you, there'll be no more crying For you, the sun will be shining And I feel that when I'm with you It's alright, I know it's right [Verse 2] To you, I'll give the world To you, I'll never be cold 'Cause I feel that when I'm with you It's alright, I know it's right [Chorus] And the songbirds are singing Like they know the score And I love you, I love you, I love you Like never before [Bridge] And I wish you all the love in the world But most of all, I wish it from myself [Chorus] And the songbirds keep singing Like they know the score And I love you, I love you, I love you Like never before[Outro] Like never before Like never before  
  19. Gary Brooker, lead singer of Procol Harum has died.    
  20. 3G in Restaurants?

    But it isn't. It's important to not amplify the bullshit by arguing with it. I posted the data about debunking a few pages back, in summary the anti-vaxers won't change but the hesitant might choose to believe the scare stories because it gives them a reason to do nothing.
  21. 3G in Restaurants?

    Dude, by now no-one gives a fuck. The requirement was that a large percentage get vaccinated, and they did. The fact that you spouted a pile of bullshit about vaccination was annoying and you and your ilk probably have a measurable body count, but since you will never get charged, it's irrelevant now.   Mods, please just close the thread down. All it is doing now is acting as an echo chamber for strongly held views on both sides. Those of us on the 'pro-vax' anti-covid side are unlikely to change the opinion of the hesitant or the explicitly refusenik, but their views may change the hesitant and that's not good.   Flagging some mods who responded last time I tried to find them. @dessa_dangerous @Malcolm Spudbury @Elfenstar    
  22. 3G in Restaurants?

  23. Thanks GoBike, my condolences on your loss, cancer sucks. My wife passed yesterday and so I'm going to be doing this soon as well. Bettina was German so her personal certificates are all fine, but our wedding cert is in English. I have a translation of the certificate done by the German embassy when she applied for a new passport in her married name, so I think that will be enough, but I'll let you all know if not.  
  24. So this one might sound strange, but I have a quandary. I can't drive, and my wife is unlikely to ever drive again, but parked outside the house is a car. It was working perfectly when we last used it in August last year, but it's sat idle by the side of the road since then. I think I need to sell it before the TüV inspection is due in April because I see no point in paying for an inspection on a car I can't use. It's a 12 year old WV Touran Diesel but it's fairly low mileage and has a full service history.  I don't really care about the 'best price' but I don't have the time or energy to deal with random people coming to the door. So I need some advice on the best way to get this thing sold.   I've considered just calling the dealer where we bought the car (who has also done all the servicing on it) and asking him to make us an offer.   I've also considered wirkaufendeinauto or similar, but as far as I can tell I need to drive it to them to get the final offer and payment. I guess I could get my sister-in-law to drive the car, but if they did, how does the insurance work, are they allowed to drive it?   Any other ideas on how I can get this thing sold for a reasonable price with absolutely minimum effort? (and yes I will include selling that to someone here if they wanna come and get it :-) )