Sunday, June 25, 2017

The tags

I went to my Mustang to make better pics of some tags I recently discovered. This here is the buck tag. No idea (yet) what those codes mean (except for some, like the VIN of course).

And this is the valve cover sticker. I believe it tells me things about the engine... We'll see.

In the afternoon I took Simone to my hopefully new garage. I spoke to one of the owners who's already settled and made ceilings. He is also going to put an oldtimer in. Cool! :-)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The powder-food

So I've started another diet yesterday. I was fixing today's menu...


Because of my cold I wasn't feeling great and I'm also really tired. I sat on the couch a bit and Silver kept me company. He's the best :-)

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Marco Borsato concert

Today I have started my diet. It's back to little bags with powder food. Hello proteines... I had some sort of oatmeal for breakfast. It could be worse...

For lunch I had this pudding. It actually tasted very nice. I had to let it stiffen up for an hour in the fridge. In between I had a drink that also tasted pretty good.

And for dinner I had this ham/cheese pancake which also tasted very nice. I ate beetroot with it.

In the evening Simone and I went to a concert of Marco Borsato, a Dutch singer. I was able to get cheap last minute tickets and jumped on the opportunity to surprise Simone as she likes him a lot.

We sat far away but the sound was still good and we could see on the side-screens as well.

There were a lot of guest performances. Like this one from Belgium: Clouseau.

Trijntje Oosterhuis.

Matt Simons.

Roel van Velzen.

Ronnie Flex.

Maan.

Elske de Wal.

The show was surprisingly nice. You could hear what he was singing very well which is important with his songs.

We had a lovely evening :-)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

DJ Lennart

This is my colleague Lennart. He is volunteering as a DJ on a local station. Every Thursday arvo we turn on the internet radio replay and enjoy his 2 hour show :-)

And then, a storm was brewing.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Meeting another Mustang owner

I met this guy called Jeroen today. I know him from the 7173MUSTANGS.com forum and he messaged me that he was close by and asked if I wanted to meet up, how nice! So I took a few hours off and we took my Mustang for a spin. It was the best run ever: Good start, good idle, nice driving, great stuff! Jeroen was a little impressed with my car complimenting on the looks and also the way it sounds ;-)

I let him look at my car as he was looking for a few references for his convertible. As he was going along he pointed out that my original buck-tag is still there. I hadn't even noticed! I need to clean it up and get a better picture as the stuff on the tag tells me something about the car, maybe even stuff I don't know yet. Cool!

He also brought me a copy of the '73 facts and specs manual. It's an old re-print but that's OK. I thought that was mighty nice of him to do!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tanja's farewell dinner

Today after work a bunch of colleagues and I went to a restaurant called "Pont 13" for Tanja's farewell dinner. It's opposite the NDSM area where I used to work.

I finally got close to this building. It's an old oil-rig turned into a restaurant.

Our restaurant is in a restored ferry that used to run on steam. It looked really nice inside.

But since the weather is great we all sat outside. It was a very fun evening with nice food.

At some point this little bumble bee came to sit in between me and my colleague Ernst. I think it wanted a rest. After just sitting there for 5 minutes it flew away again. A lovely little visitor :-)

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Mustang cover

Someone I know through 7173MUSTANGS.com has his convertible on the front of one of Europe's leading hotrod magazines.

So I bought a copy, maybe I can have mine in a magazine someday as well :-)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's day

We visited my folks for father's day. I gave him a garden gnome as a bit of a joke, but I think he likes it :-)

In the afternoon we went to the beach, it was lovely there. At home Silver was out and about till late in the evening.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The awesome baseballer

Silver was out and about early today.

Simone and I went to see Milan play baseball. He's catching these days and he's doing pretty well! I was surprised actually :-)

Weather was great so I had a refreshing beer.

This was a hit but it went high and got caught unfortunately...

Back at the ranch I BBQ-ed us dinner. Yumm!

Friday, June 16, 2017

The jam

Due to a robbery and the robbers leaving and running from their car just infront of the tunnel the traffic on the other side was pretty shit and drivers were actually detoured to our neighbourhood. Awesome. Not.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The paw

Look, it's Silver's paw! :-)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bye bye nice ramps, you served me very well :-)

Tonight I sold the hydraulic ramps to a guy in a sleeper BMW. He bought them without even checking if they work. I know they work but still...

Then I fired up the 'stang and took it for a spin. I adjusted the idle rpm a bit because the cold engine struggled a bit when I put it in reverse or drive. Even powering the powersteering-pump made the engine struggle. The adjustment worked out nice. It drove very well, kept running while waiting infront of the lights, nice and steady. When I got home I checked the oil levels, all good as well. Perfect. Maybe finally I can get more confident instead of less :-)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Another diet? Yes!

Silver still follows Diego around and I think Diego is liking that less and less. Going to be exciting but it's about time Silver learns to be a big cat now. He was taken from his mom a bit too early so maybe that's why he's so clingy. To be continued I'm sure...

I have ordered my first batch of dieting products. I wanna loose another 10-15 kilo's to get me well and solid into the 2-figure weight section. I'm not stating yet though because it's not cheap and I wanna hold on to my money a bit this month.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Nothing Monday

Absolutely nothing to show today, sorry!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The party

Silver was getting comfy after he had been playing outside.

And then he got even more comfy. Such a hard life ;-)

Simone and I visted Ruud and Laurien. Their little girl Anne celebrated her second year on earth. Mara (on the right) and Ray (who seems to enjoy poking his eye out) were there as well. It was fun :-)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Where is Waldo?

Recently I discovered Waldo, Wally in Dutch. I'm sure you'll recognise this book as I am one of the last people on earth to hear about this fella and his crew. It might be nice to take with me on vacation :-)

Silver keeps on exploring and is becoming more and more confident. This looked funny :-)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Too excited

I'm so excited about yesterday's garage that I haven't made any photos, sorry :-)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The unit.

So for some years I've been dreaming of my own shop (work space). I was s'posed to get one in Australia where there is sooo much room but that didn't happen. Today I came across this storage unit that can also be used as a work place for private use. If I ever get a shot at owning one myself, this is it, I can feel it.

So... this garage (one of these doors) called at me today. It's brand new and real cheap for what you get. I would be the first owner. Let's have a look :-)

This is the meter box in another garage, just for reference because mine doesn't have a meter yet.

That's the meter box in the unit I looked at. Pretty empty still. No worries for now since the days are pretty long here ;-)

There's also fresh water coming in, amongst other things.

There's a sewer connection.

The space is BIG. It's just as wide as my current garage but it's twice as long and 3 times as high. (3 floors actually)

View towards the back.

Left side.

Right side.

The door opens straight up, nice.

Meter box.

Meter box.

Ceiling. Problem: How do I replace a light tube as they are 8 meters up? ;-)

Thickness of the walls.

The "street".

Front of the building.

It was great and now I'm going to look for a way to finance this gem...

Back at the ranch Silver was trying to hunt down a pigeon. Now, if there's one thing he will never be able to do it is hunting because he constantly chatters from over-excitement. I could hear it 2 gardens away so I think the pigeon had a bit of a clue as to what was going on ;-)