Saturday, December 19, 2009


As in "Damn but it is." Right now the temperature is -14°C and it is very damned chilly indeed here indoors. I'm seriously considering putting on my long-johns. German houses (and apartments) just aren't built for these temperatures, this is far more uncomfortable than being in my sister's house at -42°C.

It snowed last night, starting at sundown and continuing into the early hours, and the resulting 5cm of snow are still underfoot. A harsh winter indeed by German standards. The next few days should be warmer, above freezing again by Tuesday, so I am pretty certain to get out of Frankfurt on Monday without too much trouble.

Apart from that, things are going well. I shall do a load of washing tonight, to be dry for Monday morning. I have to do a few more hours of work tomorrow, plotting drawings for the first meeting with the main contractors on Monday, so they can start in January. The ground-breaking ceremony is set for Jan. 14, and with about a fortnight of digging and preliminary work to be done, they should be able to start pouring concrete in early February. Perhaps there'll even be a complete set of structural plans to work from by then.

Spent the afternoon downtown buying sweeties (the agreed present-givings this year) and wine (for the hell of it), and saying goodbyes.

There may be another post before I fly, depends on how Sunday shapes up.

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Blogger Savtadotty said...

By all means wear your long johns: this is exactly what they're for!

December 19, 2009 at 9:08:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Zhoen said...

Long johns. And get an electric bed pad. Really, wonderful invention.

December 19, 2009 at 11:35:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Dale said...


December 20, 2009 at 1:09:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Well, have a good Christmas! Would they pour concrete in freezing weather like that?

December 20, 2009 at 2:54:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Lioness said...

Right now it's about 7º in my flat, no heating, am very grateful for the cat fest on my legs and completely miserable.

Bloody hate winter.

December 20, 2009 at 3:51:00 a.m. GMT+1  

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