Archive for September 2009


Tuesday, 29. September 2009

It is true, South Africa can be chilly!

After a very hot spring day (30 degrees Celsius) yesterday, today has been very chilly – long sleeves and jacket needed.
In between I encountered “my” first African thunderstorm last night: lots of hail, lightnings all around, and raining cats and dogs is a much too nice expression. Within minutes the golf course opposite the customer’s premises was white, covered with hail. Then water did pour down the windows, more water on the screens than in a car wash. And within minutes water started first dropping, then pouring from the ceiling. We were chasing for trash bins to collect the water, but could not prevent that the carpet got soaking wet. So we had to save the file boxes on the floor by putting them on the desks (Nice proof for the need for and advantages of ECM¬† ūüėČ ). Finally parts of the ceiling came down – soaking.Hailstorm Result at Broadacres Shopping Center

The hail had blocked the drain, the water has obviously found other ways to come down from the roof!

On my way home the road partly was covered with dirt, and at a nearby shopping center the covers at the parking had been damaged – the sun shields torn away, and its steel frames twisted as if they were of Plasticine.

weekend escape

Saturday, 26. September 2009

After a sunny South African outdoor breakfast …
we became homesick.

What can you do? – A short trip to Italy (see gallery)

Kidding¬† –¬† It is Montecasino, a piece of Las Vegas in the middle of Africa.

And finally we did upload some pics from our last days in Germany

A long and winding road

Friday, 25. September 2009

Yeah, it’s a Beatles song,¬† but I mean my recovery.

Today I had my third appointment with Rosanne, my (Belgian-)South African physiotherapist. I now know what it means that she works with horses too.

Since the interrupt in therapy due to our flight etc. my left shoulder and wrist is sore – even more than the elbow, which is still not functional. The wrist is getting a little better meanwhile, so she did concentrate on the shoulder today. She worked every muscle strand, and every tendon – very painful during the cure! But afterwards I easily could slip in my jacket.

Don’t praise the day before it is ended. Now it is aching ! If a plume would fall on my shoulder, bladebone¬† or chest – it feels like punshed by Muhammed Ali