Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Mijn agenda is stuk!

Bij deze deel ik u bedroefd mede de laatste ontwikkelingen in de aftakeling van mijn trouwe gele nep-crokodillenleren organizer. De penhouder is uitgescheurd. Na het scheuren van het beritste vakje, het afbladderen van de gele crokolook op vouw-punten kan gesteld worden dat het einde in zicht is. Met alle man en macht zulen we trachten te volharden tot het kalenderjaar uit is, zodat een nieuwe agendahouder aangeschaft kan worden in het daarvoor bestemde seizoen. Uw steun wordt hartelijk ontvangen in deze moeilijke tijden.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Oh noes!

It seems I have been discovered! My cover has been blown by stealthy Yorkshire-person Matrix45, not to be confused with Keanu Reeves. He lacks the accent.

Friday, April 11, 2008

And speaking of the weather...

"What may have been a tornado twisted trees, damaged an airplane hangar and other buildings in Allen's Kitty Hawk Estates."

That's 2 blocks away from us. I'm not sure what woke me up this morning, if it was the house shaking, the door opening because of it, the speed-dial thunder flashes, the tornado warning siren or this

But all of the above happened around 04.03 this morning. We lost some roof shingles, and some of the netting in the greenhouse has come down again. Besides that, the sat dish twisted but stayed on the roof, and both garbage containers blew over. Oddly enough, all of my little garden pots and things stayed upright and in their place.

They say the neighbourhood behind us has some pretty good damage, as of course the little airfield. The Airport in Addisson had some mayor damage, roofs blown off buildings and the like. The office there was out of power all day, so they came over here to print a few things.

I got lucky and our building crew picked up most things outside, so now heavy yard work or picking up trash for me today. On a side note, both the Elementary and the High School lost power.

We're still standing.... even though a few other things like the corn in the field next to us isn't....

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

More water.

Although this time not coming from the sky... no...... the horse tromped all over the yard where the new water line was dug in (why wouldn't he? it's the soft patch?) and broke the T-joint that was put in for the water to his drinking spot. Water was bubbling up from the ground, and judging by the wetness of the entire field, it's been going for a while. And it's not fixed.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Great Lakes of North Texas

Looking at this blog, you'd think it always rains here. Nothing is less true, I just don't blog that often.

Lately, we've been lucky that it hasn't been below freezing. Or unlucky. Depends on how you look at it. Masses of open water could be a nice source of income a la IJsvermaak, but somehow I don't think it would be as successful over here. Anyway, Lucky we are.

We're on a hill. A decent one too, so I discovered during my warm-up run the other day. Uphill does warm you up, so it's all good and I can almost sit down without aid again. So, a hill. Contrary to popular belief, water does not seem to run down this particular hill. The hill is also made of clay soil. So when I got here 10 days ago, there were a few "puddles" because it had been raining for a bit. This weekend, we finally dried out. Yesterday, it rained. All day.

Check out our Great Lakes