After spending most of the morning on the Island of Mainau, we headed back to the car and drove over the border into Switzerland! My brother-in-law Joachim wanted me to see Rheinfall, which [in my opinion] is the Niagara Falls of Switzerland. Beautiful!
After breakfast we cleared out of the apartment and headed back to Lake Konstanz. Joachim took us to the Isle of Mainau, aka “The Island of Flowers”. It was amazing! The whole island is a botanical garden, and in the center is an enclosed butterfly garden. I could have stayed there for a week.
On Tuesday of my trip to Germany we drove to Singen to visit the ruins of Hohentwiel castle. It’s the largest castle ruin in Germany. Then it was off to visit my nephew and his family on the edge of Lake Konstanz, and finally back to Singen for a comfortable stay at a rental apartment.
I arrived in Germany in the afternoon of September 8th. I was so tired that it was an early night for me. On my first full day in Germany my family took me to Ulm to see the Münster [tallest church in the world] and to eat some delicious Swabian food.
I spent all of last week in Germany visiting my German family. It was awesome. More about that trip in later posts. On the way over, I had a 7 hour layover in Copenhagen. I took the metro from the airport to Kongens Nytorv and went on a one hour boat tour of the canals.
This project took way longer than I expected and was full of harassing little mishaps, but it’s finally DONE! I started July 26th and finished August 26th.
I have NO IDEA if this was a good idea. About 2 years ago the piece of thick, plate glass that has always covered the painted bureau in our bedroom broke when something heavy fell on it. Since then the 2 pieces have been sitting on the girl cave floor. Today after work I decided to try fixing the glass.
I can’t believe it’s my 5th Blogiversary. I started back in 2013 and have come so far in 5 years! I am so comfortable with everything I never used to be. Buying wood. Cutting my own wood. Buying paint. Fixing things instead of replacing them.
Lately it’s been so rainy, which is great, because our plants & trees & grass & rivers need it! Sometimes I wake up at night when the rain gets heavy and listen to it splattering onto the deck instead of going quietly down the gutter. Every time I hear it I think “I really need to get up there and see why it’s not draining”.
Why is everything so much harder than you think it will be? After fixing the ceiling fan, I had a hell of a time finding a ceiling paint color match. And just when I thought the wall was done I discovered a problem. Meh.