Cop Shoots Cop

So anyway, this happened in Germany: after a livestock transport crashed, somehow a bull escaped and made his way into a nearby Netto supermarket and fucked up all kinds of shit on his way in. Before going out in a blaze of glory, the bull injured a few people and caused about 10,000€ in damage.

More here in German:

The pictures in the article only show the bull after he was shot and killed inside the supermarket and then dragged out into the parking lot.

Here is a picture of the bull after being killed by a police officer in the middle of what appears to be the frozen food section (WARNING: blood & gore. However, if you grew up on a farm, you’ve seen this type of shit before. For those of you who are squeamish, you do not have to click the link in order to read further. You have been warned.):

Two things:
1) Netto is not exactly know for their high quality meat selection. The caption/title on the second bloody gory link is “Endlich, frisches Fleisch bei Netto. / Finally, fresh meat at Netto.”

2) The slang word for a police officer in German is “Bulle” or bull. Therefore, a better caption for the article would have been, “Bulle erschiesst Bulle” / “Cop Shoots Cop.”

Oh, by the way. I’ll reactivate this blog soon. There is lots to tell.


There is a lot of stuff going on. Work. House. Work. House.

There is more to come, but here are pictures of the kitchen after being partially installed….

Painting and Floors

As you might have deduced from the previous post, we have been painting. The worst part of the painting was definitely the wooden ceiling in the first floor. It was a relationship test. We passed. Favors were promised.

And when the painting was done we put in flooring…


Awww Yeah! The things of that make a house function are being installed.

The big bundle of orange cables hanging down next to the fuse box are CAT7 network cables. I know, I know… Everything is wireless these days. That is true but wifi networks still suck. Mainly due to security and stability. I’m running cable so I can set up a secure media server and do it reliably. I’ll have to buy a few patch fields and a nice switch and wire it up myself, but I know how to do that.

Stairs & Stuff

The Neubau and Altbau are joined together in such a way that there is a height difference between the floors. This leads to an interesting stair situation that requires a creative solution. Loyal readers will recall that I built a short set of stairs not too long ago, thereby eliminating one set that needed to be built and saving some money at the same time. Yeah! However, we still have 4 short sets of stairs and 1 long set of stairs that need to be built. Boo!

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Not too exciting this weekend. Did some drywalling on a ceiling and filled some gaps between masonry work with expanding foam. If you are working with expanding foam, wear gloves, protective clothing, a hat and goggles. Don’t do what I did, which is just wear gloves. If to gets on your arms, in your hair or in your beard, it will hurt trying to get it out. And it might bleed a bit.




Notes from Germany