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Monday, October 1, 2018


Today, I started working with a new company. At 11:42, I thought I saw part of the top a rainbow. I had some doubts because of the time of the day. At home I verified with that at given time and location the sun was 30.6° above the horizon, which means that a rainbow can be seen, where the top is at about 11° above the horizon. This matches my observation.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Silver Wedding day

Today it is 25 years ago that Li-Xia and I got married. This morning, I published a 'love letter' in Dutch on social media. The English translation of this letter is:

In the evening, I took Annabel and Andy to a wok restaurant to have a dinner together to celebrate this. The following picture was taken there:

Monday, October 8, 2018

Palingdrom date

Today is a palindrome date when written according to the (D)D-(M)M-(YYY)Y format: 8-10-2018. The previous such date was October 7, 2014 and the next will be October 9, 2019.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Death of Li-Xia

At 5:30 (in the morning), Li-Xia died in the presence of some people taking care for her. She died rather quickly and peacefully, while being held asleep for medical reasons.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Moleskin daily planner

At 17:02:29, I bought a Moleskin daily planner for 2019 from Bookshop Broekhuis for € 21.99.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Funeral of Li-Xia

The funeral service for Li-Xia started at 9:30 (in the morning) at the crematorium in Usselo. We only invited family and friends (of Li-Xia) who had taken the effort to visit her in the carehome where she stayed in the past years. Of course, Annabel, Andy, and my mother were present. And also our long time friends Bert and Cornelise. Because, Li-Xia's family could not be present, a recording was made of the service. We asked a professional photographer to take picture before, during and after the service.


Because of the extreme warm temperature of the last days (Wednesday 24.1°C, Thursday 24.2°C, Friday 24°C, Saturday 27.7°C, Sunday 25.8°C, and today 24.4°C), I decided to get an icecream in the center of the city. I continued to TETEM art space, where I saw the exhibition Do It Together Neighborhood (for the first time) and Bits, bots and brains (again). From the last exhibition, I liked the works drawn by Maria Smigielska and Les Colchiques.

At 17:38, I bought the book Duin messias (the Dutch translation by M.K. Stuyter SJ of the English Dune Messiah), written by Frank Herbert, published by Meulenhoff in 1986, ISBN:9029008857, from charity shop Het Goed for € 1.95.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Last summer day

Today, the temperature reached 25.2°C at the weather station Twenthe. It seems it will be the last summer day (a day on which the temperature reaches 25 degrees Celsius) of this year. So far, we have 75 such days, with 16 days where the temperature reached 30 degrees. The highest temperature measured this year at the weather station is 36.2°C. This also is the record temperature since measurements started in 1951.

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