Monday, July 6, 2009

a short update

I'm gathering pictures for my "German food post" which will hopefully be ready in a couple of days. I originally wanted to have it posted by this past weekend, but its been a long and stressful few days here.

It started friday evening, we had the storm of storms. I've never seen so much rain come down in such a short time. The thunder and lightning was incredible and lasted a good few hours. The balcony at my grandparents' place started flooding, so my grandfather was out there with a bucket trying to get the water under control. In the end we were lucky, on the news it said that apparantly entire streets were closed due to flooding, and 2 people were even killed. The hospital around the corner lost power and the airport was closed for over 2 hours. Basements everywhere were under water.


Then on saturday my grandmother got really sick. We didn't know what it was so naturally everyone was very worried about her. We had the emergency doctor make 2 housecalls yesterday because she was feeling so awful and couldn't keep any food down. There was talk of taking her to the hospital.

Thankfully she woke up this morning feeling a lot better, she's eating again and seems to be healthier.

So needless to say its been quite a weekend here in Germany.

I'll have the food post done hopefully in a few days, I just wanted to give you all an update and let everyone know I haven't gone M.I.A

What did you do this weekend? All Americans, did you have a good 4th of July?

Oh and, Happy Belated Birthday Sarah!


  1. Oh my! Seems like you've had enough action for a while! Hope your grandmother is better now :)

  2. Wow, sounds like quite the eventful weekend! Glad everyone's okay.

    My 4th was good. Just went to a party, ate and saw fireworks. You know, the norm.

    Can't wait for German food pics!

  3. Wow, I'm glad you and your family are OK after the flood and that your grandma seems to be doing better.

    I had a nice, mellow 4th of July in my neighborhood, which was alive with rogue fireworks. I think some of the firework shows in my neighborhood were better than the show that Baltimore City put on in the Harbor.

  4. I hope your grandmother will keep feeling much better. *hugs*. I can't wait for the food post:D

  5. Thanks so mcuh for all your kind words everyone! <3 I really apprechiate it

  6. That is quite a weekend! My goodness!! Wow... I am so glad your grandmother is ok!

    And, can't wait for the amazing German food post!

  7. Sounds like you had a stressful weekend, glad everything turned out for the best.

  8. Yeah, that was one tough weekend. Good to know you and your grandparents are all okay, despite everything that happened. Send my feel-so-much-better-soon wishes to your grandma.

    German food?! Can't wait! :)

  9. The balcony flooded!? That a ton of rain! But I bet it was fun to watch:)

    Glad your grandma is feeling better!

    Have a blast! :)

  10. That sounds like quite an eventful weekend. I'm glad to hear that your grandmother is fine, and that the rain situation is under control. I think the storm has just landed in's raining here like I've never seen before! Crazy weather in Northern Europe lately! Can't wait to read your German food post!

  11. ella I miss you!!!

    Shame honey. Sounds like a rough weekend. Hope your gran is ok. It's tough getting old huh.

    Thank you for the birthday wishes!!! Yay!!

  12. Glad your grandmas ok! That's crazy that it rained so hard. Glad you didn't get caught in the flood!

  13. See, the weather is freaky here! Three streets were flooded here, thank goodness I live on a hill.

    Oh I hope your grandma feels better.

  14. I'm coming back for this one! I LOVE german food@!

  15. I heart German food. I am sooo checking back for some sauerbraten. Where are my umlauts?