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Tuesday, what's in a name ?

  • Posted on: 26 June 2007
  • By: lucas

Headline at "Majoor Bosshardt overleden." She died at an age of 94 ! Retired from her Salvation Army work in 1978, but stayed active for that organisation till her death. I don't know much about her other the things I read in the news and some things I saw on TV, but I'm touched by this news.

Rainy monday, 25th June

  • Posted on: 25 June 2007
  • By: lucas

It's a rainy day, lucky so far: 3 out of the 4 bike rides were dry(ish). Hopefully Eindhoven will be a bit dry in an hours time. Yesterday evening Eugene dropped by. Nice seeing him after 2 or more years (can't remember exactly). He now lives in Meerhoven since May. So it's good to have a friend close by.

Sunny Sunday

  • Posted on: 24 June 2007
  • By: lucas

And going to work ... uhh, why ? have to start some simulations, didn't do much work last Thursday. Still have to finish my revised, improved updated report. Sigh.

Sent in an application for "Researcher Actuators" at the Holst Centre in Eindhoven. When I read the description again I'm not so sure if I'm the right man for the job, but anyhow.

Gerd and Ellen (our neighbours) asked us over for some drinks last night. It was a very nice evening. Talked about a wide range of subjects. Of course a lot about our children: Hannah, Ravi and JJ.

Friday en route to Eindhoven

  • Posted on: 22 June 2007
  • By: lucas

Forgot to mention the burglar attempt last Friday evening at the neighbours house. Franny was lying in our bed and she heard a noise. When she got up she looked outside (it was only 20:45, so lot's of light) and she saw two young men in the backyard of Gerd and Ellen. She called out and they ran away. They were trying to pry open the backdoor with a screwdriver (they left plenty marks). Luckily they didn't succeed. The neighbours were on holiday, so we called the police and the brother of Ellen. Funny thing was that Ger's brother came to feed the cat.

Wednesday, on the way home

  • Posted on: 20 June 2007
  • By: lucas

Spent the night at Henk and Debby's. Arrived late in Rotterdam, took tram line 4 instead of 8. Got out on the Berglaan and walked to the Crooswijkse bocht. I looked at the maps, and generally knew which direction to take. But, when walking in unknown territory without a landmark to set your sights on you start feel a bit queesy when it takes long without recognizing something. Of course it took only 10 minutes or so to reach Henk's house.

Tuesday, what about it ?

  • Posted on: 19 June 2007
  • By: lucas

Not much. Yet. Planning to work some overtime tonight. Henk didn't reply to my mail, but hopefully I can sleep at his place tonight. If not, I go home, it's not a big deal.

Very sunny today. Still wearing the tight pants ... ouch. When I look outside the traffic jam on the A16 is enormous. I hope Gerard is not right in the middle of it.

Nearly forgot, uploaded some photos of our last holiday ! Nothing spectacular, but we had a good time, although it was only a mid-week.

Monday, 18th June, Rainy Day Dream Away

  • Posted on: 18 June 2007
  • By: lucas

And let the sun take a holiday !

Had a nice weekend. Allthough I didn't really sleep well the last nights, Fran kept waking me up with her coughing. Saturday after lunch we went to my Mom by bus and train. She picked us up from the train station with her car. It went well, no delays and I got to see the station of Tiel again. Ok, not too many changes, but in the main part of the building a new cafe was built. Looks ok. And Tiel got an extra train stop: Tiel Passewaaij.

Friday, going home

  • Posted on: 15 June 2007
  • By: lucas

Quicker than last Friday. Sitting next to some very annoying loud speaking persons. Yek !

Can't think straight ... too much distraction. Anyway coming weekend we are going to my mom's to celibrate fathersday. So, pretty much of the weekend is already setup. Shopping, bus, train, etc.

Put my headphoneplugs in, playing Satriani at the loudest volume possible to push out the noise of the terrible two next to me. Almost want to describe how repulsive they are ...