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: http://www.merkur.de/bayern/bulle-eggenfelden-supermarkt-erschossen-gefaehrlich-6280089.html
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.): http://imgur.com/bton7hO
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….
So, now that the blog is back, I can show the world this video…
It sounds much better in stereo.
Never has more fun been had with a paint sprayer.
Awww Yeah! The things of that make a house function are being installed.
- Electricity & LAN Network
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.
I’ve been building lots of walls lately. I built walls in the Spitzboden, a few in various spots between the Alt- & Neubau and one in the future master bath. I’ve also done a few ceilings. Continue reading
Last weekend was easter and that means a 4 day weekend in Germany. On Saturday we had an Osterfeuer. Just like last year, we burned all the brush we collected in the garden. We invited a few friends and neighbours over and had Kaffee & Kuchen. Werner and I burned 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!
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.
On the rear of the original house there was a stained-glass window. We’re not exactly sure who made it, but it was built by hand many years ago by an apprentice blacksmith for his Gesellenstück, or journeyman‘s piece. After all these years of various rambunctious tenants and being exposed to the elements it is still in pretty good condition.
Here’s what it looked like in 2005. Continue reading