Hi! Welcome to the Forums! (does my greeting get old?
Glad you were able to post! Something similar happened to me when I first joined in... I kept trying to post but nothing would show up over the bulletin boards, and so I ended up emailling the staff about this issue and sure enough, my messages finally got posted.
Anyway, so you were born in Germany? That's awesome!
For how long did you live there before you came to the US?