IJsselstein (U) - Haastrecht (Stein) (ZH)
Monday 24.05.2021 7:06PM
Before we start talking anything different we cannot skip the subject ‘often dreadful weather’, as experienced already for a (too) long period of time. This...
Monday 24.05.2021 9:30PM
...is what it looked like on the evening of Monday the 24th of May. Very ominous initially – later on followed by a colourful, magnificent, sunset.
Floor repair (I)
In Oudewater we decided to try to fix the swollen floor ourselves. So we removed five planks, bought a new plank (pinewood instead of oakwood), cut two pieces to size, because two of the old oak planks were too deformed by the leaking system, and started replacing the planks. We thought it to be an easy job, but the tongue and groove of the pinewood planks did not exactly...
Floor repair (II)
...fit into the existing old planks. (Or are we just too clumsy or inexperienced?) Anyway, we were forced to make a plank narrower by cutting is lengthwise. The result is good – for the time being, that is. It is not a huge problem, because (1) the floor will be covered by an additional plywood floor and (2) coming winter we’ll (ourselves?) accomplish a definitive solution.
Oudewater (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oudewater) is a very old little town – dating from before 1200AD. Among other things its Heksenwaag (Witches’ Scales) is world-famous. It’s still possible to be weighed there and to obtain a document, proving one’s not a witch.
(That could come in handy one day!) Back to the pictures now. The left on shows two lovely historic residential houses. In the façade of one of them the plaque shows the text ‘vrede is rijckdom’ (now written ‘rijkdom’), meaning ‘peace is wealth’. They already knew that in 1643AD.
This week’s statistics.
Engine ran during 3 hours and 30 minutes (3,5 hours) – Tuesday 2,1, Friday 1,4 hours. Still progressing – but easy does it.
Generator this week 0 (zero) hours. AanUit system in Oudewater. Sun in Haastrecht.
Weather: not very good on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Then, all of a sudden, later on Friday it’s summer! Especially Saturday and today are brilliant.
Hope to see you next week again!
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Dankjewel, Tineke! Tot gauw 😍.
En dan nog even en Amersfoort in zicht
De laatste foto: ongelooflijk!!!!!
Dank je wel, Tineke! We zien mekaar hopelijk snel in A'foort.
Jaja, 't schiet op. Maar rustig aan, want de Nijkerkersluis is nog een paar dagen geblokkeerd. (En een 'Vollenhove' zal ik -als ik er aan toe kom- een n toevoegen...)