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Day 330/365: Vienna U-Bahn: Closing Time [20181125|22:26]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Vienna U-bahn: last train
I'm making a photo book of the past two years' worth of trips to Vienna to try to take advantage of Blurb's substantial Black Friday discount code, which expires Tuesday night.

I had forgotten how much work putting together a photo book is. I was under the delusion that I could finish it if I started at 8 PM. I have just finished 2017 and it's already past my bedtime.

I found the above image in my phone photos, of the U-Bahn at closing time, presumably taken as the bloke and I were toddling back to our AirBnb after several grosse biers.

We've not had the most exciting weekend ever as our boiler broke very early on in the week but neither the bloke nor I were able to stay home from work at all until Friday. (We've been surviving with many layers, dressing gowns, and hot water bottles.) The bloke spent Friday afternoon working from home, only to have the engineer call at 6 PM to say he would come on Saturday morning at 8 AM. Which he did, bless him, but it also took him three hours to fix the boiler. The boiler then worked for a grand total of 24 hours before breaking again, so we spent all of this afternoon at home waiting for another engineer. He turned up at 7:30 PM. It is now fixed again. If it breaks tomorrow, we're stuffed again until next weekend. I have everything crossed that it doesn't.

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[User Picture]From: lindahoyland
2018-11-26 07:23 (UTC)
Hope your boiler remains fixed.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-11-28 21:17 (UTC)
We're not there yet! Argh!
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[User Picture]From: lindahoyland
2018-11-26 07:25 (UTC)
I'm due to make photo books, I get vouchers from Huggler but I detest the job! Books are nice to have,though.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-11-28 21:18 (UTC)
They are lovely. I especially like going through them with the children, because it helps them remember loads of stuff about trips they took when they were younger.
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-11-26 17:44 (UTC)
Oh noes ... no boiler also no hot water? That would suck even more than no heating!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-11-28 21:19 (UTC)
Thankfully we have an absolutely amazing hot water storage tank, and it is allowing us to continue to have hot showers.
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[User Picture]From: rock_dinosaur
2018-11-27 22:32 (UTC)
Are you sticking with Flickr? I'm afraid I'm not. I have a free account and can't afford the extra expense of a paid account in any case, but aside from that I feel it's unreasonable of them to impose their new terms and conditions on existing users. I don't feel I should willingly accept them.

Incidentally, by "photo book", do you mean an actual book, made of paper and cardboard and everything? I do have a habit of saying to all and sundry that I miss having my photos in physical format, and the experience of showing my albums of old photos to friends. It seemed much more meaningful and intimate than merely posting them on the internet.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-11-28 21:22 (UTC)
I am staying with Flickr. I have a Pro account (from back in the day when I thought I might actually attempt to be one, ha!) so my archives are fine, but I agree it is totally unfair to retrospectively impose the upload limits on loyal long-term free account users.

I do mean a physical book! I make them as gifts for the grandparents, and us. Everyone seems to love them, so I carry on doing it for special occasions (birthdays and xmas).
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[User Picture]From: rock_dinosaur
2018-11-29 20:02 (UTC)
I do like the photo-book idea and I think it's an excellent idea for presents. I'm too late to do it this year, but perhaps I should try to take photos next year for that purpose. I could do with a project like that to work on.
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