1. German Expat – 11 1/2 Signs This Could be You » Grounded Traveler
    March 4, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    […] Being an expat is kind of like traveling all the time. Foreign food and language all over the place. Yet this is where you live, so you get to experience all of this and still have a comfy bed and your own bathroom. […]

  2. My Life in Germany - Expectations vs Reality | Ali's Adventures
    October 2, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    […] #1: That the renovations Andy was having completed in the apartment would be done by the time I got […]

  3. Into the Alps – Weekend in Liechtenstein » Grounded Traveler - Expat Adventures in Germany
    July 25, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    […] as I have wanted. This weekend however we did just that. My wife and I took a few days off of the stress of dealing with our renovations and went to […]

  4. Erica
    July 22, 2011 @ 6:18 am

    It will definitely make for an interesting story later on down the line?

    • Andrew
      July 24, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

      Right. We laugh about that too. Being able to laugh about camping out in our own home.

  5. Heather
    July 17, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    The bathroom is looking nice!! Good luck with the next stages of renovation and happy moving in to Ali!

    • Andrew
      July 24, 2011 @ 4:38 pm


  6. Debbie @ European Travelista
    July 17, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Why is it that renovations anywhere seem to go on and on and on? Although I do have to admit yours seem to take longer than most but it looks like you may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! The tile was worth the wait – it looks great.

    • Andrew
      July 24, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

      Exactly.. the eternal fixing of things. Thanks for the vote of confidence. It really is getting closer every week.

  7. Jeremy Branham
    July 17, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    Good to see that things are coming together. I remember the initial photo that you showed so glad to see some progress. I am sure not what you wanted to come home to but hopefully this will get done soon. Where’s the German efficiency when you need it right? :)

    • Andrew
      July 24, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

      Thanks. Yes, far beyond that first picture of the bricks. I am beginning to think though that German Efficiency is a myth. Planning and expectations are definitely core, but that does not always translate to efficiency.

  8. Sabina
    July 17, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    What a relief to finally get that tile in there! It’s beautiful. However, it doesn’t seem as if you have a toilet anymore. Or am I missing something?

    • Andrew
      July 24, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

      The picture was taken before they added the toilet and sink back. It is all put together and we have been using it for two weeks now. Just without shower walls, they come tomorrow.

  9. Gillian
    July 16, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    The bathroom is so cute!! Even if it was a headache. Besides I heard that newlyweds won’t notice anything anyway! ;-)

    • Andrew
      July 24, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

      Thanks. It is nice to finally see it nearly done.

  10. Andrea
    July 16, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    Good luck with the rest of the renovations! I agree – I could never live forever out of a backpack and will look forward to finding a new home wherever we land next year.