Tourists in our city

As I watch the rain pour today and the temps just start to get to a mid sixties level (18-19 in C), I am so glad that we played tourist yesterday. It is just about fully Autumn around here and it feels early to me. I am used to this kind of temperate climate turning…

Corona test appointments and Mandy Patinkin plays my Dad?

Lately I have been thinking about the things happening in my life that would probably be very different if I lived in the United States…. 1.Just a moment ago, Ana and I registered for two upcoming Corona tests. Here in Berlin, we are allowed up to one free rapid test per day for free as…

We still have a flight!

Almost once a day, one of us will look up our upcoming flight to the US and declare, “we still have a flight!” As the days get closer and closer, I am getting more and more excited I have to admit. Ana’s parents (my fab in laws) fly in Monday night to be at our…

The next morning

This morning I lazily woke up at my usual and normal time (around 7ish) but this morning I didn’t have to leap up to take our two dogs out on their normal route. I could just lay in bed and think about my day. I could get up and make a little coffee and come…

I’m back!

Ana has informed me that she checks my blog every single day hoping for a new entry. And to be honest, dear reader, I just haven’t felt the creative mojo lately. So in order to try to achieve some creativity back, my wonderful wife (I get to say that now!) has rented me an airbnb…

One week!

We made a countdown that hangs in our kitchen. It began in the 30 day range and this morning when Ana, with flare, pulled of the day it revealed that we are a week out from our wedding day! It is all coming together. We are spending a lot of time talking through what needs…

The numbers keep going down in week 35 after lockdown began

On Saturday we loaded up our backpacks with little blankets, bottles of water, our books and a ball for the dogs and set out to walk to Treptower Park. This is a huge park just a 20 minute walk away that is famous for its position along water on one side, its monuments on another,…

22 days and counting!

This morning I thought I would have a few hours before the rains came that are scheduled for all day but at the end of the morning pup walk I felt the sprinkles start to fall faster. We made in just in time before it started fully raining steadily and it hasn’t let up at…

Wedding planning in a pandemic

Exactly one month from today I get to marry an incredible human. Here she is: As you can tell, she is pretty hilarious and awesome. She is adventurous and grounding for me. She is understanding with a huge heart. Her sarcasm is on point and she balances me out well. I could go on and…