Monday, March 30, 2015

The new NDSM ferry terminal

The field in front of the HEMA office has been fenced off and the concrete plates have been removed. I wonder if they are finally going to build something...

The old NDSM ferry terminal has been taken out of use.

And the new one is now in use!

I like this new terminal.

So spacious!

The old one now looks desolate and from the past.

When I got home I found gifts that Raymond and Joyce left me. I let them use my appartment over the weekend so that they could spend some time in the Dam. They are lovely people, I was happy to help them out :-)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Easter!

We had Easter breakfast today, a week early, for various reasons. Simone made a lovely breakfast table.

A few months ago I bought this inexpensive but huge grill plate. Today was a good day for a first test!

The test was a success! We used it with just the four of us but I think it easily fits 6 or 7. It was super easy to clean and it made cooking easy. Great buy!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The bicycle trolley

I hooked up the new bicycle trolley today and Simone used it right away. All went well. Perfect test ;-)

I bought this book. It's a woman's view on her time in the psychiatric ward of a hospital much like the one I worked at yesterday.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Working at the hospital

View from my hotel balcony as I woke up. I slept well but a bit short. I'm impressed with this hotel. Great room, great diner, lovely breakfast and a nice atmosphere.

My office for the day. The software upgrade went very well. It was great being amongst my users for a change. I spent all day with people in the mental healthcare department which is always kinda like a seperate hospital inside a hospital.
It was a very good day :-)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The hotel

After work I drove to a place called Sneek, up north in Friesland that is. Tomorrow I'm part of a skeleton crew in a hospital where my software gets upgraded by a major version. Because it's bloody far away and we have to be on site at 8AM we're offered to stay in a hotel the night before. I gladly accepted and boy oh boy that hotel was nice! It's the Van der Valk in Sneek. I had dinner with colleagues I had never talked to before, from different departments, which was fun.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The WIN32 book

The only thing books on WIN32 are good for: lifting up my colleague's desk ;-)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cold fingers

My fingers turn white when they get too cold. And they stay white for a long time unless I put hot water over them, then they come back to life real quick. Simone looked it up once, it's a "condition" but I can't remember the name. I don't think it's going to kill me.