Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Neue Gruppenbilder bei den Wise Guys

Das Abschiedskonzert ist schon wieder 10 Tage her. Jetzt ist Clemens aber auch auf der Webseite der Wise Guys verschwunden. Neu sind die Gruppenbilder von den Fünf, diesmal mit Nils. Aber was mir beim anschauen auffiel war nicht die neue Besetzung, aber den Hintergrund! Das kenne ich! Von unserem Kurzurlaub im letzten Sommer! (Mehr Bilder gibt es hier):

Neu sind übrigens auch die Steckbriefe von Dän und Nils. Und wahrscheinlich demnächst auch die von Eddi, Ferenc und Sari.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Zoo by night

Yesterday we visited the zoo in Emmen by night. Conclusions: It was cold, it was dark, 90% of the animals was not visible, and it was very cold.
Did I tell you it was damn cold?

To be honest, it was nice, but there were just too many people which made it too crowdy in the places where animals were visible. There was a beautiful laser show and a fire breather. The fire breather was very nice, mostly for the big flames that gave some warmth! The trees were beautifully lit in different colors. The little cup of hot soup was very nice and we enjoyed it fully - for it was 3,50 euro... We sat outside at a table which was frozen with ice *shiver*. One advantage of visiting a zoo in winter: no wasps around the rubbish bins!

Here you can see the home of the Nigerian Nightnosers, I guess... ;) and the pool with ehm... with many Dazzling Ducks. And, we saw See-lions! Oh wait, it were Sea-lions!

Luckily we could have a look inside some animal accommodations for the night, so we didn't leave the zoo without having seen an animal.

(click to enlarge)

Our house - part 9

We're painting. There's not much to tell, not much to see (except for white door frames in stead of yellowish ones), but we're making good progress.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Our house - part 8

We received many, many Christmas cards this year, a lot of them were sent to our new house, with beautiful wishes for the new year. It's very special, to have so many people thinking of you :) Especially the cards from people whom we didn't expect to hear from.
This morning, I decided to take a picture of all the cards. The window sill in the kitchen is full!

A couple of hours later, the postman delivered even more cards!

Thank you all for sending them :D

Now, we'll take two days off to celebrate Christmas. I'm looking forward to these two days more than in other years, because I think a break will do us good. We're a bit tired of all the working and planning. On Saturday we'll continue painting.

Happy holidays!! -X-

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Our house - part 7

Yesterday we cleaned the house, together with my mother-in-law and our friend Marga. Most of the tools that were lying around have moved to our shed and the house is tidy and free of dust now. We were so busy cleaning, I forgot to make pictures until they went home.
After a great Wise Guys concert in Essen, a short night and a nice breakfast together with Lena and laptops for music- and photo-exchange, we started painting baseboards and ceiling this afternoon.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Our house - part 6

More work in the attic. This thing has to go from brown to white:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our house - part 5

After the noise with sanding machines, I started using our special vacuum cleaner today to get rid of mortar, carpet remains and dust.... and this vacuum cleaner makes even more noise.
I'm really feeling sorry with the neighbours right now. I used ear protection to avoid getting deaf.

This is the room in the attic, which will be our computer room later, and you can see the noisy vacuum cleaner (be happy it's a picture, not a movie!):

Right now, we can start cleaning - get rid of all the dust everywhere. In the coming evenings I'm going to undercoat some small things as well. Cleanerteam can come over and join us next Saturday! After that, we can start painting 10 door frames and some other things. We still have to buy paint by the way, we don't even know yet what color we're going to use...

Oh ja, the plasterer will come over in the first week of Januar. Perfect timing!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Doch noch ein Weihnachtsbaum

Wozu ein Maybebop Weihnachtsshow führen kann:

Der lag noch unbenutzt in der Originalverpackung auf unserem Dachboden. Und mit seinem 50 cm ist er schnell aufgebaut und steht er uns nicht im Wege im derzeitigen Chaos und beim Packen :)

Die CD "Schenken" läuft jetzt im alten Haus und im Auto rauf und runter. Im neuen Haus kann ich sie nicht anhören, denn da haben wir leider keine CD-Player... Aber, es hatte sich heute doch nicht gelohnt, wir haben den ganzen Tag mit Schleifmaschinen nur ganz, ganz viel Lärm gemacht.

Und jetzt noch für alle, die Maybebop (noch) nicht kennen, frohe Weihnachten!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Weil spontane Aktionen die beste sind....

... darum fahren wir heute Abend nach Münster, für ein Konzert von Maybebop. Das war so geil gestern!!! JUHU!! :D

Friday, December 12, 2008

Our house - part 4

We've got 10 door frames in our house that need to be painted. Our sanding machine died after two frames, but luckily we could borrow another machine. It's very dusty in the house now, but I guess we can start cleaning on Sunday or at least in the coming week. That means we can start painting within a week! But first, we are going out tonight.... it's a cappella night in Oss! Shiva Knows, Maybebop and Reset!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Testosteron - iNtrmzzo

I'm looking forward to see these guys live again, but I have to wait until March... Their new CD is very welcome right now!! Listen to it and buy it! It's really cool!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Our house - part 3

This morning I used a crowbar to remove these things from the bedrooms:
(The carpet was nailed to it with many, many tiny nails)

And these are Pig and Duck, originally from my mother-in-law's old garden, now happily living in our garden:

This afternoon Martin is free from work and we are going shopping for some new furniture!! :) Hopefully we can make decisions today. If there's enough time, we will also choose the new carpet for the bedrooms. Oh, and did I tell you about the home cinema Martin wants to create? It's going to be so beautiful hahaha.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Our house - part 2

We didn't believe it ourselves: Within 2,5 hours we removed all the carpet!!!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Our house - part 1

Last Thursday we got the keys of our new house. Today we removed all the wallpaper. With "all" I mean everything, all of it! In every room! Apart from that, we moved all the tools from the old to the new shed and we did some other small jobs. We didn't expect to do so much work today, so we're tired but very happy now :) Of course we had help from our parents and a friend.

Tomorrow we'll face a harder job, we think. We are going to remove the old carpet in the bedrooms, a corridor and on two stairs... New support teams are welcome to join us. There are still about 20 raspberry cakes left ;)