Welcome Ansbach! Glad you found our little haven.
The site is rather heavy, both on framework and graphics, so if you are in some backwater (like I am) I wouldn't be surprised if it was really slow.
Good news is that you can change your settings to be low graphics, speeding the site up.
If you want I can help you out in that regard, if not, well here is the how to:
Go to www.strolen.com
click your username in the upper right corner
click "Edit Preferences" after your username in the upper left corner, below the graphics
Choose "minimalist" design, not Kate's designs.