Sunday, February 7, 2016

The great idea

I watched Wheeler Dealers during breakfast. IMO it's one of the best car shows on TV because they actually explain what they do to the car and why. It's not about the glamour so much as with a lot of other shows. They were bringing an old Ford Escort back to life today. Nice car!

I had to deal with some unfinished business today. This piece of the wall that still looks crap after we put the new floor in months ago. I tried to make it pretty with pieces of wood but it was all crooked and in the end it really frustrated me. When Simone came home we went to the DIY store together, my third! time today to have a look for alternatives.

Simone had this fantastic idea that not only is super easy to make, it also eliminates the flaws in the wall and it looks very good too!

Basically all we did was put two corner profiles on the wall, thus giving us a straight surface to work with, something the wall was lacking.
All we needed to do then was put on a wider piece of wood and voila!

Looking good no?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The hidden wires

I went to my car today for ongoing improvement :-)

It was time to try on the gasket... One has to go on top of this carb spacer and one underneath.

Beautiful fit! This will hopefully keep my carb cool so I don't get any fuel boil any more.

I did some more work on the trunk again. I wonder if there should be something against the back seat from this side...

I sanded away for about 2,5 hours and got most of it done. I really need to get a proper vacume  cleaner incolved coz the dust is going everywhere. I'm happy with how much I got done today.

Infront of the passenger seat there's a little light in the dash that says "Fasten seatbeld". There should also be an audible warning but I've never seen it work. Today I looked under the seat and saw this. It can't connect coz one of the wires has to go through a non-existing hole in the carpet. I will make that hole and then, hopefully, the light will work! Very exciting :-)

The dinner

I took Simone out for dinner tonight. We went to 't Fornuis, a place we've been to a few times before and we like it there. Staff is fun and the food is good. I tried something new tonight. This is a moroccan dish called B'stilla and basically it's a pie, originally prepared with pigeon but mine was with chicken and I reckon you can make it a cracking vegetarian dish as well. It tasted delicious. I was very happy to have tried out something new again.

During dinner this rumbling sound came down the street and when we looked out we saw this bright yellow Ferrari driving past.

When we walked to the car park Simone spotted it and I had to look, of course ;-)
Gorgeous car.

Friday, February 5, 2016

The gaskets

My carburetor gaskets arrived. I ordered them on eBay from the USA. Got here in good time.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The proof

I made another curry. It was very, very nice and very, very easy to make. I reckon I should eat curries the rest of my life maybe ;-)

Oh, and I got my first speeding ticket with my COrsa the other day. I found out you can download the photo-proof very easily!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

More leaves

My little oak tree is making new leaves again. Cool!

A big crane has been at the neighbour's the last couple of days.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Dutch movie

Some days I walk the stair to my office. It's just 17 floors, no biggie ;-)

I start to breathe heavier after the 7th floor. By the time I reach the 17th floor I'm just about fed up with the exercise so that's good.

In the evening I met Gerrit to go see a movie. It was a very nice movie. Not a big international blockbuster but one made in Holland, with Dutch actors doing a Dutch story. The crowd was small and civilised. Nice.

It was at the Tuschinski cinema which is known for it's stunning architecture.

The street where the cinema is, has changed a fair bit over the last couple of years but not to its advantage unfortunately. Normal shops are replaced with more tourist traps. Souvenirs and nutella everywhere. It's bad.

Afterwards we had a lovely pint of the black stuff.