Prepping the holiday and working trough some backlog

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You might have noticed it’s a bit quiet over here again. I’ve been very distracted by multiple things. First of all, r3boot and I are planning our holiday. Since he cannot drive at the moment due to his epileptic attack in May, visiting Berlin was out of the question. It’s a seven hour drive and I simply aren’t used to that so it didn’t sound as a great idea. I’ve never driven longer than one hour and occasionally notice I start lacking concentration at the end of that hour. Imagine driving on a German highway like that! But… we still wanted to go some place. Suddenly Kassel (also Germany) came into the picture. And what a picture that is! It’s the home town of Brothers Grimm, a medieval city (which unfortunately was bombed heavily during the war) with lots of castles, green parks and art. It still a long drive for me, but three to four hours sounds reasonable to try.

Kassel

I’m having a bit of “trouble” keeping up with the Typosphere lately. There seems to be a lot going on and most of the blog post take some time reading. I’ve lined them all up in my browser, waiting for some time to go through all of them. You probably will get comments of me on posts from a week ago, while you have already written three other posts which I haven’t commented on yet. Now you know why. ;-) Oh, and if you don’t get any comments, don’t worry! I do intend to read all of them, but on some blogspots (Rob’s, Piotr’s, Robert’s, Richard’s…) I cannot comment anymore since Myopenid got cancelled. Even if you still have it as an option, it won’t be able to acknowledge that I’m me, because the service itself doesn’t exist anymore. Sad but true. Just let this WordPress insurgency go further and you’ll get my comments again soon enough!

Another backlog I’m working through is my housekeeping. After helping out my sister for the last two months, I haven’t had time to do some of the big things around my own house. Now I’m finally catching up! Not very interesting news, but still very time consuming.

10 thoughts on “Prepping the holiday and working trough some backlog

    1. spider Post author

      You’d better! I’m waiting on that post off your Kolibri’s! How many already? I noticed at least two buys in the last couple of weeks. ;-)

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  1. Bill M

    Enjoy your holiday. The blogs will still be here.

    Stay safe driving. Best and safest not to push yourself past your known limits. There is alway the train if it is within budget. Here in the U.S. though I can drive from Florida to Virginia in about 10 hours or spend 18 on the train. The train is much nicer though.

    You are not the only one of us behind on reading or commenting. I’ve been reading most all on my blogroll, but seldom commenting due to lack of time. Posting? What is that? I think I’ve only done one in the past 2 months.

    Great photo.

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    1. spider Post author

      I’ve thought about taking the train, but to Kassel… well, let’s just say it takes a whole day and a lot of waiting on the next connection. It looked impossible! And what if you miss one? I wouldn’t have a clue what to do next in a foreign country. I’m curious to find out though what my actual limit is for long drives. The 3,5 hour drive will probably become a 5 hour drive due to the breaks, but that’s fine with me.

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  2. Rob Bowker

    Blogging and keeping up with the pack isn’t compulsory so don’t worry. I can’t do much about the commentary, maybe get a new OpenID or a Google profile? Don’t worry. We had an eight hour slog each way to to our holiday destination in Brittany last month but we tend to drive 2 hours on and 2 hours off to make room for cigarette, toilet and snack breaks. I can do three hours at a time but I don’t really feel that I’m concentrating safely after that long.

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    1. spider Post author

      It isn’t? It does feel that way sometimes,I don’t want to miss anything!

      Unfortunately a new MyOpenID account isn’t possible, the service doesn’t exist anymore. And Google… well, enough has been sad about them I guess. ;-)

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  3. Scott K

    I ‘binge’ typosphere read these days. I can never keep up with what is going on, let alone respond. I sometimes feel people may feel snubbed because of it.

    Holiday hey? Not flying to Australia? :P

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    1. spider Post author

      Hehe, you should know why! If sending a typewriter is that expensive already, what would shipping myself cost? Waaaay over budget…

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