Saturday, September 29

Broken Foot

One week ago, I was really lucky. In case you haven't recognize my ironical tone, it was mean very ironically. I had been to a birthday party of my parents best friend and everything went wrong. First, I broke some part from my tooth (Please note that cherry cake can be really dangerous for your teeth!!) and when I came back from the dentist the next day, I made a wrong step and broke the left outer metatarsal bone on my left foot. In the beginning I thought I simply have sprained my foot in a strange way. But the pain became worse with every hour. So, I had to go to the emergency room since it was a Saturday. They made an x-ray et volia. The bone is broken, but at least no need for an operation. Since then my crutches have been my best friends.
Here you can see my x-ray from Saturday. It is not 100% broken which saved me from an operation.

On Tuesday, I got a new bandage which is much better and more comfortable. I can even put some weight on my foot again, which is really helpful. But I will have to carry this for the next 6-8 weeks and I have injected myself anti-thromboses injections everyday. :( That is the worst thing for me.But as we say in German: " Unkraut vergeht nicht!" So I will survive. :)

Sunday, September 16

Diving license

I had an exciting weekend at my diving school. I started to do my open water diver (OWD) this weekend after having a test diving some days ago. I must confess it is more exhausting then I thought before. But it is really cool. To do the license, you have to pass a theoretical test and get some experience: one day in the swimming pool and two days in open water. I passed the test yesterday and was diving in a extraordinary pool today. We went to divers in Aufkirchen, Germany, which is an old sauerkraut factory remodeled for diving. There are several pools linked with each other. It was a great experience. They even have grounded an old small boot and plastic turtles, dolphins and other marine animals. I also found this video on youtube from other divers.


So far, I managed all exercises such as lifting and replacing the diving mask, unmounting and remounting the jacket and weight-belt under water, losing and remounting the regulator and water entries such as jumping from a boot. We also practice some emergence cases such as mounting and breathing with the seconding regulator of our dive buddy and help and rescue your buddy. I even managed very well the pressure adjustment. I only do have some difficulties with the balance. But this is a question of practice.
It was definitely worth it that I had to wake up really early the whole weekend and that I am now really tired and my muscles are aging like hell. I met nice people and learned interesting things. DIVING IS AWESOME!!

Friday, September 14

Daily Visitor

In the last weeks, it became a habit that my neighbor's cat comes over to visit me. Every evening when I come back from work, he is standing on my terrace, looks through the window and is waiting for me. As soon as I open the window, he jumps inside, makes a turn through my apartment and curls up on my legs while I'm sitting on my coach. He stays over for a while and then leaves for the next neighbor. ;) He is a real charmer. Well, he is a cutie, but look yourself...

Friday, September 7

Fortunate Day

I don't believe it! Today is my lucky day! 
The sun is shining, it is Friday, work is not too stressful today, I have nice plans for the evening, AND I just noticed that I won a 15 Euro coupon for Matthew's dawanda shop! It is the first time I did win something! Nice! Thanks a lot Caro!!  Here is the proof:

Let's what else will happen today. Everything is possible!