Well, today is Thursday, my usual LONG day at work. Telephone duty, meaning longer working hours, plus dance class afterwards. I always drive the 45 km to class directly from the office. Since I can no longer get online to private sites at the office , I can't visit anyone or read your lovely comments until I get home around 9:00 p.m.
Today at the office I'm "celebrating" my birthday, and the birthday (today) of a collegue together. We ordered a platter of coldcuts, cheese, and rolls plus providing drinks for everyone. We are doing together since individually for 15 people would be too much.
Yesterday I was gone all day on a business trip, but nothing worth writing about. Luckily the weather was great... today it's supposed to start raining and get pretty stormy.
It is expected that the two missing men in Cologne are for sure under the rubble. Relatives and friends have been contacted and they are no where to be found so it doesn't look good. They have filled the hole in the ground with tons of cement (200 truck loads), which has not gotten hard enough to stabilize the ground and removal of the rubble can proceed. The loss of the valuable books and other archive material is reported at around €4 MILLION! Add to that the money lost in the planing and constructing of the subway, which will probably no longer get finished... well, it's mind boggling. One Euro today is equal to $ 1.26. I've been surfing some USA news sites and I am amazed that hardly any site is reporting about it. A man gets trampled by elephants... that I read, but this event in Cologne, nearly nothing!
Tomorrow is my son, Carsten's, birthday. I find it hard to believe he'll be 35! I've been invited over for coffee and cake in the afternoon.
Regina's girls have been asking to spend the night at my place, so she may bring them over tomorrow night for them to stay until Saturday... but with mommy, too. That should be fun! I have no idea when I'll find time to clean house until then, but I often work best under (time) pressure! LOL
Well, I better get ready to leave for work. I'll check on everyone this evening (my time).