Ok, now it's official. My darling and I split up, she just finished moving out of my place. The year-long efforts of my mother and grandmother finally paid off as their little teases put that much stress on our relationship that it would be unjustifiable for both of us if she sticked with me any longer.
It would have been easier for us if there would be any significant reason within our relationship for a breakup, but there's nothing like that.
Thanks ma, thanks grandma for putting an end to the happiest time in my life. You really know what's best for me...
Last week my darling passed her Matura with honors. Outstanding success. I was present the afternoon when her tests took place and watched her and a few other peoples taking the tests and all in all I had the feeling that most of them really had knowledge of what they were talking about. Altough I know for a few this did not apply, since I can remember my own Matura, all of them passed.
A few comments regarding my sweetheart were even included in the headmasters speech afterwards for her outstanding success and exceptional development in the last few years.
Now after a long time in schools and lots of learning and trouble, all of it has finally paid off.
Tomorrow is the important day. My sweetheart and I have to take the ordering test at the FH Joanneum, an university of applied science.
I've been cool so far but today I feel a bit of uneasiness creeping up. Well, understandable because it's a test which will affect great parts of our future and decides if we're allowed to attend the university for the next five years or not.
Our chosen course, "Software Design", lasts six semesters and equips us with the degree "Bachelor" (BSc) and allows us to complement our education afterwards with the master degree programme "Advanced Security Engineering" which we will finish as "Master of Science" (MSc).
Since these are courses which run independend from our work, we'll have to take them in our personal time. Notably Thursday evenings, Friday afternoon and evenings and Saturday all-day. For the next five years...
So you see, we're trying to load as much stress on our shoulders as we can :)
I'm sick again but this time a bit more serious than the three days which I were sick two weeks ago. This time I'm having more than 39Â°C fever and a heavy cough. Needless to say that I'm feeling really down...
I think I got this infection from my dad who was sick one day earlier than I've been. And meanwhile my mum and my sweetheart are also having light symptoms. I just hope that my darling makes it until Friday because she's got an important test in school then.
My sweetheart became more independent yesterday. She has got a car of her own now. A small nice Renault Clio, white.
Although we'll still try to use only one car as much as possible, it'll ease the cases where we both depend on a car during the day. Some less car-swapping-action-just-10-minutes-before-that-urgent-meeting stuff now :)
That makes now a total of four cars parking in front of our house....
Today the holiday is over and I'm back at work. Everything is as I have left it and I could seamlessly step back into productive-mode. Christmas brought another Wii-game, "Rayman Ravin' Rabbids". Fun. Fun. Fun.
And our storage room has been equipped, thanks to all supporters :)
Sylvester was a not-so-easy decision because we had invitations to three locations where we had to choose one to be on that evening. And all locations were equally promising, so it almost boiled down to roll a dice. I hope that we didn't disappoint the other two hosts too much when we had to reject their invitation...
In the first week of January my sweetheart and I also celebrated or 5th anniversary and we had another invitation to a small birthday party. All in all in that week I attended to three fondues and on every single one I surprised all others by being the last one to stop eating. Next time they'll not underestimate my appetite again :) I think I have heard the suggestion to "eat more to gain weight" from them the last time.
On other news, our TV died and I organized a used one as replacement but it has some drawbacks. We're currently thinking of buying a completely new one, a bigger and more modern one but not LCD or plasma. Too expensive and energy-hungry for me.
But we still have to think on that...
Last week was a really memorable one. It's been a week where everyone(!) in our family had been either in hospital or experienced serious pain with their body.
My sweetheart and my granny were (grandma still is) in hospital, my dad and I had serious difficulties with our spine and my mother with her knee.
Aside from that I tried to get more info on modding my new digital PVR and thought about continuing my experiments with modding my wireless router but it isn't missing any functionality I'd really like to have. I think if I do some work on that again in the future, it'll be just some minor updates. Or perhaps something in the direction of OpenWrt.