Lowell Deeds

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July 12, 2007

Back to Work

by @ 11:33 am. Filed under Current Events, Pop Culture

Today is my first day back to the registry after a two-week trip to Germany. A quarter of a century ago, long before I had even heard of a registry of deeds, the U.S. Army sent me to the same destination for three years. This was my first trip back. I didn’t visit any land records offices there, but I can provide some other observations. When you’re cruising at 120 kilometers per hour on the autobahn, it really doesn’t seem like you’re driving 75 m.p.h. Perhaps this is because other cars zoom past you like you’re not moving. (Our cab to the airport reached 160 kph which is 99.4 mph). Folks drive this fast despite the cost of gasoline which is 1.35 Euros per liter. With the tank of my rental car near empty, I pumped 50 liters of Super – that’s 13.2 gallons. That cost me nearly 70 Euros, which at an exchange rate that mirrored the price of a liter of gas – 1 Euro to $1.35 – cost $94 or more than $7 per gallon. The $2.93 per gallon we pay around here doesn’t seem so bad any more. Of course, the metric system does work in your favor once in a while. In restaurants, a quarter liter bottle of water costs more than a half liter mug of some of the world’s best beer. Enough economics. It’s good to be back. Thanks to Tony for keeping up the blog in my absence.

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