Day 144 – Chores

Yeah, we used Christmas Day for chores. As the weird Germans that we are, Christmas Eve is the important date for us so on Christmas Day, we were all back to business.

Ready for a wash!

Ready for a wash!

Most importantly, we had a whole clean-over. Not only our regular laundry got done but after 5 months, our biking gear also got a wash including the padding of our helmets. It didn’t improve the looks much but it had a definite effect on the smell. =p

We also caught up with more blog entries. This is when the mishap happened: Sonja has a really fast connection to the internet so we used our time at her place to upload all our photos from Indonesia to the cloud. It worked very well. Flo triple-checked that all pictures made the migration from our hard drive into the cloud, then deleted the pictures from the SD card. Just a second afterwards we realized that we hadn’t backed up the last four days onto the hard drive…the only copies had been on the SD card. Thus, we had just deleted the only copy of our pictures from the last days.

It was quite the disaster for me but Flo started some recovery program straight away. It took way longer than I would have hoped for (7 hours) but in the end, we had all our pictures back. *sigh of relief*

This vegetarian feast was served on banana leaves

This vegetarian feast was served on banana leaves

In the meantime, we had only managed to go out for really nice Indian food at lunch time. Most of the afternoon was spent organizing our things and re-packing for our trip to Thailand to meet Flo’s dad.

In the evening, we had a bit of time for one other Christmas tradition so we ordered Domino’s pizza with a whole bottle of Mountain Dew and watched Love Actually for the umpteenthΒ time. πŸ™‚