Monday, September 05, 2022

Grand Finale

The last of my 5 weeks off provided all kinds of unexpected twists and surprises, but for illustration I am choosing a positive highlight, a pretty good shot I took of Frecce Tricolori's show at this year's Airpower event in Styria that I attended for the first time. As you can probably guess, this was not my idea, but I actually found it pretty cool (even though blasting out all that kerosin just for show is of course more than questionable).
On Wednesday I had planned to attend a networking event hosted by the institution that runs my MBA programme, but I never made it there because I was ESCORTED OUT OF THE HOUSE BY AN ARMED SPECIAL UNIT POLICEMAN and then had to wait outside for 2 hours before I was allowed back into the house.  Highflyer was at work at the time so he missed all the commotion, which was indeed something else. I won't go into detail, but ultimately it was a misunderstanding that the police to believe our immediate neighbour might take people hostage at gunpoint or something along those lines...
The other lowlight was discovering that the water leak from upstairs that had happed, or rather "escalated" as it must have been leaking for weeks, if not months before, a week before our wedding had left a beautiful souvenir of blooming mould in my hallway...very likely also behind the fitted floor-to-ceiling wardrobe. Not exactly the kind of surprise you want to come back to, but there we go and I am currently trying to figure out whose insurance (the owner's or the house's) covers that and a certainly not looking forward to a potential taking-the-whole-wardrobe-apart-scenario. 
I haven't lost my chill, however, and am grateful that I have a "country house" alternative, where I might discover two armed COBRA guys in the garden unexpectedly, but where I can escape from unsightly mould and dampness at least.
When this post goes live I will already have caught up on 5 weeks worth of work e-mail. Let's put it that way: I'm definitely not someone who will suffer an identity crisis when she retires: free time is just the best in my book and I won't get bored.


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