Germany does a lot to enroll newcomers into their system, including letting us start to have a voice on local affairs. The only thing we could vote on was the Integration (for immigrants) council, but we wanted to do our civic duty and support the council. It was quick and easy. If we are here longer, we slowly gain electoral power, voting for mayor and such. It’s as well organized as you would expect a German system to be.
For posterity, these were our 2020 Fedibblety family photos.
we’ve had a pretty low key weekend and Meg has done a ton of watercolor patterns. She finds tutorials on YouTube and tests them out. It’s amazing to see her mostly drive these projects on her own.
We went on a family bike ride to get some fresh air. We picked up some local apples on our trip. There is a municipal election project to grow local varieties to keep them from disappearing. Now they are applesauce. Hopefully, one of several fall batches.