powder and a short German lesson

November 15, 2007 at 12:16 PM 1 comment

Yesterday around 2:30 in the afternoon, I glanced out the window and realized it was (barely) snowing! I was so excited and wanted to go outside immediately, but I had a problem. I was wearing a t-shirt and pajama pants…not weather-appropriate. I spend about 10 seconds running around in circles trying to figure out how to fix this in the quickest way possible. I quickly grabbed some jeans, pulled on a sweatshirt and got my boots zipped up. I looked back outside, and surprise, the snow had stopped. I was bummed, so I went outside anyway. I think a flake or two fell on me, but I couldn’t tell for sure.

This morning, when I got up (circa 6:10 am), there was a light dusting on the tops of cars, the roofs, etc., but it all disappeared rather quickly. A little more has fallen today, but nothing is sticking. Once there is something to really see, I will take pictures and post them.

Yesterday was pretty boring, so sorry I don’t have much else to say. It’s (in my opinion) hard to get around from where we are without a car – especially when John isn’t around. I might try it sometime, but not yet. I had been in his room all day while he was at work, and when he got home, I really wanted to get out. We went to the barber so he could get a haircut and decided to stay out for dinner. I had actually been curious about the McDonald’s over here. I haven’t eaten at McDonald’s in YEARS, so I don’t really know what it’s like in the States anymore, but the McDonald’s I had here was very different. The decor definitely didn’t seem like I was in a McDonald’s. I’ll have to go again and bring my camera. Forgive me for not realizing that a trip to McDonald’s would be a photo op. :o)

Now for your German lesson. I didn’t realize I didn’t explain this, but it’s definitely something I didn’t know until John explained to me. The German character that looks like this ß is called an esset and makes a sound like a double s in English. Therefore, straße (street) is pronounced something like “strawssuh.” I hope this helps!

Oooooh it’s snowing for real….gotta go outside. Be back…

Ugh, ok…it was cold and more like ice than snow. Nevertheless, I took some photos:


Maybe if you click on the photo above you can see the streaks how ice/snow and how it was falling. I took it against the background of the black car to hopefully give it some contrast.
Pulled back a bit, you can see the weather is really nothing to speak of (other than cold).

One more photo to add, though. When John was home at lunch, he decided to take some random photos, including one of him with the camera down on the ground shooting straight up at him. I was just trying to watch the Lakers/Rockets game, and he came after me with the camera. Result:
All right. This post is already pretty long, but I did take two short (under 10-second) video clips of the ice/snow, so I’ll leave you with those. Tschüß!

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photos from Deutschland and one very tired Sarah out for the weekend

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  • 1. Michelle  |  November 15, 2007 at 9:23 PM

    Random note… That Volvo was my favorite car for awhile (and still is on occasion).

    Next time just run out in your PJs when it’s for sure snowing!! 🙂

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