Guus Bosman

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Bicycle ride in DC


Had a lovely bicycle trip though DC this afternoon. Gorgeous weather.


Watching soccer on a mobile device

Over the last 2 decades I've done a mental check: "am I able to watch a soccer game on my mobile device?". For 20 years, that was a pipedream but I realize now watching a live game online is now a reality.

Twenty years ago, in 1991, text messages were the best one could hope for: a text message if the game results were known was fancy.

Later, liveblogs became a real thing and cell phones had the ability to follow those starting about 10 years ago.


Day 374: at Washington-Liberty


Adrian has been asking to go for a bike ride all day, so at 5 pm I took all three kids and we went to a play court at Washington-Liberty, above the parking garage. Good exercise for all of them.


A pencil


I was having my coffee outside just now, when I saw a hand appear in Adrian's window. A pencil was strategically placed between window and curtain, to keep light coming in for reading, instead of the required napping. I yelled "Adrian!" and hand and pencil disappeared right away.

The photo is from earlier today.


The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner: And Other Stories

Nora read her first Terry Pratchett book; she finished it on Halloween today. I'm a proud father.

The book is _The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner: And Other Stories_, a collection of short stories Pratchett wrote when he was still a teenager.



Leo and Adrian, discussing some plans: "na het corona, of misschien in het weekend..."


Day 184


Last night I went for a walk after dinner and I saw that they are making nice progress on the sidewalk at Johnson St. So many times we walked there with the stroller!


Day 165

The house we are staying in is huge. During normal times, it is often rented as a bed & breakfast with 5 rooms, but we have the place for ourselves during Covid-19. The pool is fabulous. It's a full sized pool and deep enough for me to jump into and for Sasha and I to do laps. The kids are having a terrific time. There are also a lot of pool toys.

It's a great routine -- a quick breakfast outside, swimsuits and of we are to the pool. Very convenient.


Day 121


A few days ago, during the big storm that also caused some flooding in the basement, the wall in the yard fell over.

It had been shaky for as long as we live here -- a previous owner put it together with various types of brick and concrete but it wasn't done very well. Anyway, it came down and today I broke it in smaller pieces. It was leaning against one of the pillars of our deck and I didn't like that idea, cause it could damage that important pillar.


No training wheels

Tonight Nora bicycled for the first time without her training wheels and it went great! We are very proud.

On the photo you can still see the training wheels, but they are all the way up and not helping her at all.


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