Breaking news: when I weighed myself this morning I was 109.7 Kg. This is the lowest I've been in over 30 years. I was so overwhelmed with joy I limped out the door and forgot (again) to bring my camera.
Loosing all this weight has its repercussions; my hip was still hurting from all the walking when I went out the door so I took the bus to work.
At work I started version 1 of a new astrophysics experiment grant request. This is a request for € 9 million; enough potential money to drop all other work.
In the afternoon Anna called to say she had followed my advise and bought a new MacBook. It had just arrived and she was now unwrapping it. She just wanted me to know.
After work I went to the post office to send out our Viking magazine. The others who'd normally do that are on holidays. I hadn't sent a letter or postcard in years. So, coming to the desk I offered two bundles of enveloppes, all weighing the same. One stack with addresses in the Netherlands and one stack with addresses in Europe. When I used to do this years ago they would run the enveloppes through a machine that would imprint the postage and then they'd tell me how much I owed them. I'd pay and they would chuck the lot into the postbag.
Not anymore. They weighed one enveloppe (60 grams) and told me I needed to put 3 stamps of € 0.75 on the European enveloppes and 3 stamps of € 0.44 on the Dutch ones. They then sold me not the amount of stamps I needed but sealed books of stamps which held more than I needed. I told them I didn't need more stamps than was needed for the enveloppes, but they couldn't sell me the exact amount. Only more or less. Less not being an option I had to buy more stamps. I then spent about half an hour putting 3 stamps on every enveloppe. Eight years ago they would have run it through their macine in two minutes. Progress is great. At least the stamps are now pre-glued and you don't have to lick them. I then had to throw the enveloppes in the postbag myself. No wonder everybody is now using this newfangled 'email'.
With the hoof and hip situation being what it is I'm not sure yet if I will go to Delft tomorrow. Juf Jo is organizing the trip and I do want to go. If I go maybe I'll buy some Delft blue stuff.