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    Paint, sewing, music room for my wife. Sort of...

    Paint, sewing, music room for my wife. Sort of arts-studio so to speak.

    My youngest will use it for his new 'job': math tutoring. With the new sewer pipe, electrics and water, we also included an...
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    From chicken coop to garden shed

    I started posting in March about this: renovating a 50 y/o derelict chicken coop with an asbestos roof. Apart from a few length of plinths, we're ready.

    Honors to my wife who did the final layer...
  3. Thread: Honda CR-V

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    Even in the latest model the sat nav is not the...

    Even in the latest model the sat nav is not the best on the market. I always use Apple Play and Google Maps. I noticed that nearly all Uber drivers in the NE USA use Waze or Google Maps and don't not...
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    Cutting the Water Defense budget in the...

    Cutting the Water Defense budget in the Netherlands (or suggesting it) is political suicide. That said, rising sea level is a big thing. E.g. in the north where the level in canals and lakes is...
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    In many situations, the Dutch cannot avoid living...

    In many situations, the Dutch cannot avoid living in an area that can be flooded. Our country is simply too small to be picky. However, when living in the UK, with various (lots?) of options to live...
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    Interesting POVs, from a Dutch perspective.

    Interesting POVs, from a Dutch perspective.
  7. Thread: Honda CR-V

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    BTW, tons of info here (you can read it without...

    BTW, tons of info here (you can read it without becoming a member)

    https://www.crvownersclub.com

    US / Canada orientated, so relatively low on diesel info. But still...
  8. Thread: Honda CR-V

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    We had a few of these; no problems during our...

    We had a few of these; no problems during our ownership (5, 7 and now 2 yrs - with another 8 yrs warranty to go). Our 2.2 diesel, 6 speed gear did about 180k miles when we traded the car in, simply...
  9. I already reacted on then news a lot of postings...

    I already reacted on then news a lot of postings up. But your initial posting set something in motion in my mind. In short: "if this happens to me, did I do what I want(ed) to do with my life / had...
  10. It runs in my family (grandmother, my father, his...

    It runs in my family (grandmother, my father, his sister) and I’m very aware of the fact that it can hit me as well. In fact, I had a heart attack in 2011. That never bothers me, I don’t think about...
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    Great!

    Again, a phone’s microphone cannot handle the avalange of sound that’s coming towards you.
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    We went to see them in Ostend! What a show. We...

    We went to see them in Ostend! What a show. We had seats on a specially built stand, overlooking the crowd and the podium. Wonderful.

    Ostend had a special venue spot built for this sort of big...
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    Dutch prices are between 2 and 2.08 euro. Next to...

    Dutch prices are between 2 and 2.08 euro. Next to the motorway more expensive: 2.27 - 2.40 euro.

    No wonder the station before the Belgian-Dutch border doesn’t sell a drop! Belgian prices are...
  14. Your last paragraph is very wise and I guess...

    Your last paragraph is very wise and I guess you’re right!
  15. Taking care of people with dementia; effective approach

    In a local newspaper here, an interview with a seasoned nurse (25+ yrs). She works during nightshifts in a nursing home for people with dementia.

    Since a few weeks, she wears a dressinggown over...
  16. I echo what all the others have said. Despite...

    I echo what all the others have said. Despite this wordt case scenario I really hope that they’re all wrong and that you’ll stay around for many, many years.
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    In January, my panels generated 56 kWh, in June 799 kWh.

    https://i.postimg.cc/tRK1rXH5/3-E4-F550-D-4-D23-4-CD4-A4-DB-CBACBC58-C812.png

    And according to the same app on my phone, the theoretical...
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    I thought it was obvious that it's a list of the...

    I thought it was obvious that it's a list of the Kwh used from the grid. Sorry that it wasn't self-explaining.
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    It’s the position. We’re surrounded by trees making optimal use of the s/p virtually impossible. Still, my monthly energy bill dropped from 240 euros in ‘21 to (currently) 88 euros/month.

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    I teached Pi-Air van Hooijdonk (Celtic, N'...

    I teached Pi-Air van Hooijdonk (Celtic, N' Forest) how to sail.

    Pierre is still a TV celeb overhere and having lunch with him halfway through the sailing day made me aware how lucky I am that I'm...
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    A real-world-comparison in Kwh, the panels were installed last October.

    Month 2021 2022

    Jan. 715 420
    Feb. 557 312
    March. 584 219
    April. 495 ...
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    Dutch prices: 22 panels: 8k euros. I mentioned...

    Dutch prices: 22 panels: 8k euros.

    I mentioned this already in April: they're a big success. Current monthly energy bill is 88 euros. It was 240 euros in 2021.
  23. Thread: F1 - 2022

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    Close to the BP this one. I'm not reacting on...

    Close to the BP this one. I'm not reacting on this one here. Let's file this under 'P' of 'Perspective'.
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    Waiting to have another new car delivered is...

    Waiting to have another new car delivered is risky. World-wide shortage of semi-conductors may result in a longer waiting period than 16 weeks.

    Alcantara is not everybody’s cup of tea. Trade-in...
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    Moonage Daydream

    I’ve been off the grid for a week (sailing) so I haven’t checked if this was posted already.

    My youngest sent me a link to a movie about Bowie: Moonage Daydream
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