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On 12/12/2021, 20:09:49, john g. said:

Oh, good news here! The young new neighbour ( 26 ) is delightful and a dog lover. His little Lana is 2 years old like my puppy Mandy and equally small and we went for a 90 minute walk with the dogs today. And we have both offered genuine support if one of us needs the other eg look after the other's dog while I'm in the office and he is at the Uni etc. Or I have to do other stuff.

I am HAPPY!👍👍👍❤️❤️😀😀

 

Edit: actually , I'm the young new neighbour here! He's been here a while!😂

So my young neighbour needed a favour today- to look after his puppy for a few hours. She got on well with my puppy Mandy in the office  and I took them both out in the afternoon but... time went on and my young neighbour had an exam.. and it went on and on.

He finally made it back but not before I noticed his dog had done a Pipi in two rooms😂🐶😩

He was full of apologies and will order us an Indian take away tomorrow!😂

Now THAT is a great neighbour! 

👍

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8 hours ago, optimista said:

So how much does a field cost ? Sorry to pry... 

Did you also buy a lawn mower ? Goats would eat the saplings...

No worries. 3.20 € per square meter, so roughly 12,000 € plus notary plus Grunderwerbsteuer. Bodenrichtwert was 2.90 €/m² but those are usually a few years old and outdated and I was happy the famer was willing to sell it to us. It's agricultural land, so I cannot put up a permanent fence on it, but I can plant a hedge :D With thorns!

 

I love goats, but I think I'll wait until retirement with that one. I have bought sleves for the trees to make sure the deer and rabbits don't nibble. They almost killed the apple tree we planted a few years ago. Luckily, it recovered.  

 

I actually looked at used tractors, but they are waaaay out of my price range. So I asked a local farmer to plow, level and rotavate. I will probably team up with the nephew(s) and use the brushcutters and do it in stages twice a year or so. Mostly it should be a meadow with wildflowers etc. The allotment next to it has six or seven beehives in it. Those guys (ok, gals) won't know what hit them when they come out of the hive in the spring. 

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First world problem: my $2000 coffee machine does not have a water level sensor, so when there is not enough water it simply switches off. Annoying as hell!

 

Solution: a water sensor for boats ordered on AliExpress. Works like a charm!

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I'll tell you what's GOOD! I am 69 and looked in the mirror this morning and said ( having given it some thought ) contentedly " you only look 68."👍

That is GOOD!!!

 

PS: getting strengthened glasses next week.. which means... which means I will be able to verify my superficial opinion!😂

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Just been through 48 hours of hell. Death seemed like an attractive prospect in the worst moments. Anyway, I seem to have come out the other side and think I will live. Test was negative. But unreliable :ph34r:

 

Don t all cheer at once. It would be deafening.

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My little kid and I are visiting my siblings and late-80's parents in Canada for the first time in 2 years. It's wonderful seeing her reconnect face-to-face with my family - and expand her vocabulary far beyond what I can manage just by myself in Germany.

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On 13/12/2021, 20:31:09, BethAnnBitt said:

I finished reading, and comprehending, all 313 pages of my Zurich art world Krimi

 

 

That is truly an accomplishment.

 

I can't get myself to read anything without more pictures than text.

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I had a lovely afternoon yesterday. Had lunch with our 80 year-old erstwhile bassist and his - sadly terminally ill - saintly wife. Such solid, lovely people. They invited us over the threshold of their extraordinarily cosy home for an aperitif and then we nipped over to the excellent restaurant opposite. No stress for them to get their daily bread. (For the record, I did pick up the bill.) Afterwards we sat in their wood-panelled snug complete with lead stained glass window and open fireplace and admired a life-time's collectibles. Their home is brimming with works of art and furniture made by him - he is a woodworker - and before we left he presented us both with an appropriately meaningful and symbolic home-made wooden gift. The talent of the man cannot be overstated. I have a feeling he is saying goodbye to the entire band. We will not have been the only ones invited to pick up a token of his affection and recognition of our past musical activities. His wife - a nurse - spent a lifetime caring for the sick and lonely to the extent that she has a framed certificate from the bishop hanging at the top of the stairs. Truly good people. We did not - could not - mention her illness. She cries if you do. As I left, I found myself lost for words. And I don't know when, or if, I will see them again. We just looked at each other and waved goodbye. If this really was goodbye, they did it in an umbelievably elegant and kind way. I don't know quite what to think but whatever happens we shared a lovely few hours in each others' company.

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Have been offered a trip which, if it

happens, means I get to tick another box on the bucket list.

 

Sail across the equator into the South Pacific.

 

Until I get on board, any job can be

cancelled. But it seems ok so far...

risks an' all

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33 minutes ago, HH_Sailor said:

Sail across the equator into the South Pacific.

 

Congratulations!  If you are not one now, will you become a Shellback?

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26 minutes ago, JG52 said:

Congratulations!  If you are not one now, will you become a Shellback?

 

I'm not one now - but I'll let you know how I got on when I return.

No details though...it's all supposed to be secret

:P

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21 minutes ago, HH_Sailor said:

 

I'm not one now - but I'll let you know how I got on when I return.

No details though...it's all supposed to be secret

:P

 

It will be between us and King Neptune's Court.  :rolleyes:

 

I was one of five Army guys "invited" to participate in the ritual in 1977 as we crossed the equator.  I don't remember the name of the ship, but the U.S. Navy sailors gave us special attention.

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19 hours ago, JG52 said:

 

It will be between us and King Neptune's Court.  :rolleyes:

 

I was one of five Army guys "invited" to participate in the ritual in 1977 as we crossed the equator.  I don't remember the name of the ship, but the U.S. Navy sailors gave us special attention.

Was invited to the court of Neptune on an Atlantic crossing in ´82, and crossing the Arctic circle later in the year. The buggers used sea water, straight from the sea, twas very cold indeed.

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