Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The roof vent / The red sun

I was at my garage around 6:15 this morning because I was having a roof vent installed. This will hopefully improve the humidity inside. The guy who was doing the work helped me push the Mustang outside and carry a few things out of the way, very kind of him. Then he drove in his lift and started.

This is the vent pipe that's gonna be installed.

It fits a 150-160mm pipe if I ever hook that up. First we'll see how it does without a fan.

While the guy was working on the roof I painted the inside of my my cupboard with anti-mold paint.

There's the hole that was cut from the inside. Next up was cutting from the outside and mounting the pipe.

By the time everything on the roof was done I had also finished painting. Looks nice. Let's hope the mold will stay away, too.

Back at work I learned about a natural phenomena that was happening outside. I thought it was cloudy but it was not, it was dusty! The tropical storm that hit Ireland brought along lots of red dust from Africa which was spread even across The Netherlands!

It coloured the sun a bit red which was something you don't see very often here!

Monday, October 16, 2017

The fire

Late afternoon there was a big fire close to my work for a short while.

It made a lot of smoke.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The little locomotive

I spotted this old locomotive 2 days ago. I've always wanted to create models of it semi-professionally and sell them but since they're not in use anymore they are hard to find to get measurements of. And of course I never had my own workspace to produce anything at all.

But I do have my own workspace now and maybe this is a sign that I should get started ;-)

And then I painted a bit more. Also I found more mold on certain pieces of wood / shelves. I'm so not pleased about the mold and I can't wait for my roof-vent to be installed...

In the afternoon Simone and I went looking at furniture. On the way back we passed my office.

When we got home, Silver was bossing or playin with some other cats. He was happy to come to me though and let me carry him home...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Checking out a hood

This morning I went to check out a standard Mustang hood that was for sale for 150 euros. I was hoping it would be good but unfortunately it was not :-(

Rust all around the edges where the inner and outer metal is welded together. I wouldn't know how to fix that...

And inside there was rust as well. No way you can spray stuff like rustoleum in every corner so it's really a lost cause, sadly...

So I went back to my garage without the hood but also not having spend money on something worthless.

I hung up my Guinness mirror.

I also replaced more molded shelves with new ones (that will probably also get moldy as long as the humidity doesn't go down...)

I started marking spots where the metal poles for my first floor have to be. At least that felt like progress...

Friday, October 13, 2017

First spot!

I got to work so early that I got the first spot on the first deck! The best thing is that this means traffic on the way to work must've been really good :-)

In the evening I had drinks and bites with other people who bought or rent a garage where I do. It was quite nice to meet some other folks. When I left I saw this old water tower.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The pictureless Thursday

Quite a few day with no photos recently Maybe a sign that this blog is coming to an end?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The crow

Simone and I went walking again tonight, quite windy but who cares, it was dry. This crow was trying hard to hold on. Soon after i took the photo he had to let go...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The painting

I went to my garage tonight and painted a bit more. It's a lot brighter than before. The humidity is pretty bad. It hit 84% while I was there. I really need proper ventilation.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Feeling the love

I thought it would be a nice idea to go look at some furniture shops with Simone so we took off early arvo, not knowing that the whole planet would turn out to be one massive traffic jam. Dus to a few bad accidents and roads being closed for work it was mayhem out on the roads, everywhere! We were routed through little villages not being able to drive faster than 30 km/h. Just 1 kilometre from out destination we had to turn the car around because we had to already go back home. CRAP!

But back at home all the stress goes away when you see this and all you feel is love :-)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

The cake, the rainbow, the hygrometer, the mold!

A colleague brought birthday cake to work, yessah!

The weather is still shit but at least there were rainbows.

My hygrometer arrived today. I need to know the humidity in my garage because...

There is mold growing on certain shelves. Since there is currently zero ventilation I have the feeling the humidity is way too high...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Inside the sugar silos

Nothing beats a cuppa in the morning :-) This is how I start my working day, every day!

In the evening Simone and I went to a sample sale in the old sugar silos. The view was cool, the clothes were not.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I see 85! - Diet end

First time under 86 today! Well, since I was like 17 or so I think...

My weight has been a bit wobbly the past few weeks because of all the festivities. I weigh myself every morning and I also check differences in body fat and muscle mass. It's fascinating (not to mention confronting!) to see what happens when you eat a lot of snack during the evening, or 8 pieces of cake in one week. Nevertheless, I'm very happy with having dropped so much and managing to keep it after our vacation. I think I can officially call this diet closed now :-)

And because it's world animal day, here's a photo of Silver who's still the best cat I've ever had.

And this is Snicker who is... well, it's a rabbit, what can I say? I love him too though for I love all animals :-)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The stencil

The view from the office was very clear today. Nice skies!

In the evening I went for a 70 minute walk. It was grey and getting dark.

I liked this stencil a lot :-)

Monday, October 2, 2017

The boy-cat

There is only this picture today and I think Simone sent it. Anyway, it's our boy-cat Silver!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The painting.

Today marks the start of my last blogging month. I'm quitting at exactly 10 years of blogging. I'm sure I'll explain more when that times comes in a few weeks...

For now: enjoy the last few weeks :-)

So, already at 9AM I continued where I left yesterday: making coffee in my garage again :-)
I planned a BIG day there today to finally get some stuff done.

I started painting the side walls. I have to go quite high (3,75 metres) and thankfully my neighbour "bottle cap"Fred let me use his ladder.

I took advantage of this by painting the whole 5th slab. I can do the lower ones using my own little ladder.

Here's a pic of my little oak tree. I'm wondering if I should turn it into a bonsai or something...

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The bottle caps

(Click for really big version)
The garage opposite of mine belongs to a charity that collects plastic bottle caps to hand in for recycling money. Lots of people also throw in their metal caps. I saw the container with metal caps today, it's BIG. Made a cool photo :-)

I used my new coffee maker for the first time. It made niiiice coffee :-)

Friday, September 29, 2017

No pics today

Absolutely zero photos today, yes...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The re-arrange

I went to my garage this evening and re-arranged the mess at the back, it looks a lot better now.

On the way back home, around 9:30PM, I ended up in a traffic jam that made me stand still for about 40 minutes.

When I got home little boy Silver was asleep.