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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 SunCalc.org
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.
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:
today we are married for 25 years and we celebrate our silver wedding.
For a long time it was uncertain whether you would still be physically
present at this day. Despite the fact that you are no longer able to
conscientiously experience this day, I still want to celebrate it with our
children (in a simple way). You are a very special woman and I am glad
that I got to know you and that we were married 25 years ago. We did
not have an easy marriage. Our characters often clashed (especially in
the early years). Such a clash often ended in a deep sense of how much
we loved each other and that we would never let each other down. In
the past year I realized that we have experienced a form of intimacy that
very few couples experience. Perhaps we would never have achieved that
without all the difficulties we encountered on our path. When I told our
story a few months ago, a woman who came from America, she concluded
that we were 'soul mates' in her eyes. I had never looked at it like that
before, but I think she is right about it. You are and will remain my wife
and the mother of our two children, which I am very proud of. I am still
very proud of you, as I was when we were just dating.
I love your!
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:
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.
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.
Moleskin daily planner
At 17:02:29, I bought a Moleskin daily planner for
2019 from Bookshop Broekhuis for
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
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.
| September 2018