Friday, December 26, 2008

Moved out

Snow snow snow. The weather was not perfect but we managed to move to Abbotsford today. I picked up the U-Haul truck in Abbotsford at 12 o'clock:


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I booked a 10 foot truck but they gave me a 14 foot for the same price ($19.95 instead of $29.95) because they didn't want to move trucks around just to get the 10 foot out.

truck_10foot10' ---> 14'truck_14foot
I didn't make it all the way to the driveway because the cul de sac wasn't cleared and the snow was just too much. I thought 5 hours would be plenty to throw all our stuff in and unload it at the new place but we ran out of time. It was 3pm already so I decided to go and come back with the car to get the rest. I hurried up but I didn't make it back to U-Haul in time. 5:25. 25 minutes late... I dropped off the key and came back the next day. That old Dodge 3500 truck is thirsty! I put in gas worth $20 (37km)! So the bill came up to $67.82 ($0.69/km + $19.95 + $15.00 insurance + environmental fee of $1.00 + $3.08 GST and $3.26 PST)
The move cost me about $90 (diesel included).

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Abbotsford


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Landlord:
Daniel Kaluski
20237 54th Avenue
Apartment 405
Langley, BC
V3A 3W2
Address:
2581 Langdon Street
Apartment 212
Abbotsford, BC
V2t 7A3
Canada
Buzzer: 1211
Move in date: December 26th 2008



$900 / 2br - Apartment (Abbotsford)



Reply to: hous-937005703@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-11-28, 11:17AM PST
Bright and nearly new, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on the second floor of a three year old apartment building in central Abbotsford. It is a self contained unit with six appliances (stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, all in excellent condition). It is close to a park, transit, shopping center, library and recreation center. Prime location for a small family or a student. Available for rent Dec 15, 2008. Available for viewing by appointment. One underground parking spot and hot water included in rent. No pets and no smokers please. $200 off first month's rent if moved in on or before January 1st, 2009.

For any questions or to make an appointment for viewing please email (reply to this posting) or call
Dan 778-773-0720

To expedite your application please open this link, print the form, fill it out and bring it with you when you see the apartment. http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dftxghb4_0d99tkmhm&pageview=1&hgd=1&hl=en
Click below for a map http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=+2581+Langdon+Street,+abbotsford,&sll=49.05159,-122.32885&sspn=1.103403,2.131348&ie=UTF8&ll=49.047657,-122.326756&spn=0.017242,0.033302&z=15











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  • Location: Abbotsford

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Jonus Racing Audi S2

1288 bhp at 10000rpm
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Engine block from 2.5 TDI (5 cylinder, of course)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

ZDF-Ferienprogramm für Kinder

Deutsche Erstausstrahlung: 16.07.1979 (ZDF)
1979 - 1989

Jährliches Sonderprogramm, das den daheimgebliebenen Kindern während der Sommerferien den normalerweise programmfreien Nachmittag verkürzen sollte - insbesondere, falls es mal regnete. Gezeigt wurden Serienwiederholungen aus dem ZDF-Programm, garniert mit Freizeittipps ("Ferienkalender"), Bastel- und Spielideen ("Origami"), Interviewgästen und Musik.
Mit dem Schließen der nachmittäglichen Sendelücke erübrigte sich Ende der 80er für das ZDF auch die Notwendigkeit, ein spezielles Programm auszustrahlen. Das Sommerprogramm für Kinder wanderte für ein paar Jahre noch in den Vormittag, bis es Mitte der 90er ganz begraben wurde.
(RS)

Titellied:
"Hallo, Leute es sind Ferien,
alle machen blau
von Flensburg bis nach Oberammergau,
denn es sind Ferien,
und mit viel Tam-Tam
und Infor-mati-on
steigt wieder unser Ferienprogramm..."

Moderation: Anke Engelke (1979-1986), Benny Schnier (1979-1988), Beate Rudolph (1988-1989), Wolfgang Binder (1986-1988)

Puppenspieler: Siggi Böhmke (Gustav Sommer)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Augusten Burroughs

"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions."

Friday, December 5, 2008

My first (real) toolbox!

So I bought the Mastercraft toolbox from Canadian Tire. It was on sale for $215 instead of $400.

I asembled it on Saturday at work (yes, I work on Saturday! We have to make up the days we lose over Xmas). Eventhough we left the cardboard box at the store to make it fit into my car, I didn't notice that it's damaged! So when I first saw the dents the next day at work, it didn't really bother me. But on Monday I figured that it's actually bent pretty bad! I had to put a couple of washer underneath one wheel to even them out. Even that didn't bother me too much. But then I realized, that the drawer don't close smoothly and when I looked at it more carefully, I saw that it's all crooked.
So I decided to go back to Abbotsford and get a new box. But well, they had none in stock! The girl (actually the same one that helped me pushing it into my car) told me that I am the second one that returned it for the same reason. I asked if they have one in Langley and she said they have 10 there. So I went to Langley, made sure I get a good one this time and drove back to my workplace. MAN! But at least I have a decent toolbox now.


Features

* Blue, ball-bearing cabinet
* Ball-bearing drawer slides
* Lockable
* Lifetime warranty

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mastercraft Tool Box (Canadian Tire)

"Mastercraft 5-drawer Cabinet, Blue

Sale: $219.99
Reg: $399.99

Product #58-0880-8"

Mastercraft Tool Box (Canadian Tire)

"Mastercraft 5-drawer Cabinet, Blue

Sale: $149.99
Reg: $249.99

Product #58-0870-2"

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Neuer MahrTest

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Habe bei ebay ein Fühlhebelmessgerät MahrTest 800 SG ersteigert. 50 US$ (inkl. Versand). Dachte es wäre nur in gutem Zustand (wie beschrieben). Tatsächlich ist es aber neu! Von der Qualität bin ich positiv überrascht. Nicht vom Taster selber (Mitutoyo's sind bestimmt genauso gut). Nei, die Plastikbox ist einfach typisch "Made in Germany" (oder zumindest "Designed in Germany"). Die billigen Mitutoyo Schachteln sind oder waren zumindest extrem nervig! Die verzogen sich grundsätzlich und waren schlecht aufzumachen. Zudem fehlte ein richtiges Scharnier. Einfach grottenbillig!

Die Mahr Schachtel dagegen TOP! Mag sein dass dieses Hartplastik eher bricht. Aber wer schmeißt ein Messgerät schon in der Gegend herum? Die Kleinteile wie der kleine Schlüssel um die Tastspitze abzuschrauben sind alle auf etwa einem Level. Ich versuchte schon den Schlüssel weiter in die dafür vorgesehene Halterung zu schieben. Aber dann merkte ich, warum er soweit oben ist. Wenn man die Schachtel schließt, werden alle Teile (auch der Taster selber) von der Schaumstoffeinlage im Deckel in Position gehalten. Nicht's scheppert und fällt aus der Fassung! So soll es sein! ;-)
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