Anyways, I'm only $54 short of 70%! I get goosebumps just thinking about how close that is to the goal. In order to curb my overwhelming desires to get straight to the summer, I've started watching a Vodcast (video podcast) called "RTL Aktuell", which is a 20 minute summary of the days news from Koln (which is 3 hours southwest of Peine). I can't understand more than 10% of it, but it's helping with my pronunciations.
Anyways, that's all for now. Thanks for everything!