Monday, December 17, 2007

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (a photo essay)

The Good: It's Monday (that's bad) and I was late for work (that's also bad) so I decided no harm could come of hopping off the train at Schiphol and enjoying the country's first publicly accessible Starbucks. A Grande Mocha, low fat, half whip, and a 1/2 pound of coffee beans. Hmmm, coffee at home this week will be fresh ground and delicious!

The Bad: It's always shocking to see a car accident. In this case more so when it's a car versus a city bus. The streets were blocked in two directions and it looked like the half dozen police cars and emergency vehicles were going to be there a while.

The Ugly: My apartment is a disaster! But honestly, compared to a bus accident, it's not *that* bad. Still, it is pretty bad! While not a speck of dust remains in the apartment, bits of wiring, cables, and boxes have filled the void. Metal brackets and bags of screws dot the living room floor. Silliest of all... the digital cable that did work yesterday, no longer works. Help!


10 comments:

Kryte said...

I see ur point.
But still...im impressed about how much u have gotten done in such a short amount of time.
Well done dear.

I Dive At Night said...

Dear Kryte... it's an all-around disaster... category 5! But oh so much fun.

Deb said...

Your wood floors are the warmest shade of honey! So pretty, even when messy.

I Dive At Night said...

Hi Deb, welcome back!

Like honey, yes. But how did you know how sticky they were before I cleaned them???

J. D. said...

It's just not right that you're having all that fun by yourself:-)
On the other hand.....when I went to College, the guys with apartments used to invite girls over when the dishes piled up and you could play tic-tac-toe in the dust. I'm really thrilled that you are feeling the pride and the joy of having your own place. Have the ladies over when everything is shipshape...Love, Mom

Diesel said...

My heart goes out to you in these trying times.

I Dive At Night said...

Mom, you hung out with guys (with apartments) in college?!? TMI!

Diesel, chaos makes me happy. I'm ecstatic!

Becky said...

So do you still have two refridgerators? One for the beer and one for everything else!
Becky

Doug said...

Nice TV. I didn't realize my own mother was in Amsterdam two days ago or I would have sent her and my step father over. Mom's a whiz-bang duster and if you asked Papi to fix your cable he would have built a stunning cabinet around the television.

I Dive At Night said...

Hi Becky! Yep, two. But one is unplugged and will be gone in early January.

Doug, I could have used the help. Still could! If they're in Europe still, send 'em back this way please. It's going to take a two-man drill to get the TV anchored to the concrete wall.