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Battle With Technology

My Saturday in six words:

BACK TO THE DRAWING WASHING UP BOARD!

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Ever since I bought our dishwasher, it has been giving us troubles. And after three new pumps in two years, I decided to leave behind daily irritation and ignore it. The dishwasher gave me the silent treatment and sometimes I’d hear faint screams for attention, but the door to the soaping sanctum stayed shut.

A couple of years ago we decided to give it another try. V-man rearranged the piping system and since then, the device worked with us. Kind of. The result of the cleaning attempts was always a surprise. Sometimes all would be sparkling, at other times a layer of a non-identified substance still held onto the plates, pots and pans. Firing up a short second program mostly got the dishwasher back in line.

Until the day before yesterday. Eagerly it opened its maw and swallowed all we fed it, even accepting the square soap-tablet. I fired up its engines and sat down after a long day. The dishwasher swished and swooshed and made a couple of faint sounds, to relax into silence – far too early. I opened the door, took one look inside and turned the button back to business. With the same result. Another program also died after a couple of minutes. Malfunction.

For two hours I have been trying to goad the dishwasher into submission once again, with subtlety and a firmer hand, but nothing. My device finally threw in the towel. In my face. To dry the dishes myself.

Have a clean Saturday! 🙂

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Drat, Winter

My Saturday in six words:

Bleary eyes. Red Nose. Drat, Winter!

 

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Home Improvement

Six Word Saturday:

Power drill. Vacuum cleaner is mine…

Today I’m helping the V-man. He is doing big stuff, like drilling holes in the walls of his house with a huge power drill, while balancing on a ladder. The goal is to install a new heating unit.

And I… I am standing at his feet with a vacuum cleaner to catch the dusty stuff before it floats away on its own. What a job 😉

Have a helpful Saturday!

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Big Black has awakened

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First Harley ride of the year

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah 😀 Sun, clouds, warmth, and a wild roaring powerful animal underneath. Yep, the only way to cruise the winding roads on a mellow spring day.

Big Black has awakened from hibernation and is ready to take on the world. Well, Europe. But that will yet take a while. For now, the Netherlands are big enough.

Happy Riding Saturday!

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6WS: JackHammer Time

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Migraine rules. Little white pill overrules!


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Though the left side of my skull is trying to take over my weekend, I won’t let it. Usually I wait far too long before I finally give in and look for a temporary solution in medicine. But my family does not need a zombie-mother. They need a smile. And so do I.

So together, we – the little white pill and I – will overrule this migraine and get out into the fresh air.

Do you have tips to get rid of and – better – avoid migraines? I’d love to hear them.

Happy Painless Weekend!

PS. If you want to see the pictures I’ve made of our walk, then click on Groen, Groener, Groenst. Don’t let the Dutch discourage you. It simple means: Green, Greener, Greenest 😉

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