12 Jun 2020


The moving week has arrived and as I had now bought everything I needed, we had our first Scrabble during the lockdown, as we are allowed to receive more then 4 guests.

In the beginning we kept our masks, but it became quickly uncomfortable because we all mumbled under our masks and had to speak louder and also if we wanted to drink we always had to lift the masks. So after a while we took them off. Anyway we had all been very careful and the worst is over. This time I lost ! But it was so much joy that we had our old routine back.

On Tuesday 9th we met with the owner and a specialist who checked the apartment whether there was no damage. Then we got the keys.

The building is so secured that it is probably impossible to break in. Everywhere I first have to hold a badge to a device and then I can unlock the door. When we tried to get the first load out of the car we didn't find the elevator and then it was the wrong one and we stood there with suitcases and caddies and red faces. But finally we found the way back to our apartment. The building is not very big has only 4 floors and 2 apartments per floor. But for the first time everything seems to be like a maze.

Fortunately I had the girls who really helped me very much especially Myriam who can carry heavy things !

The next day the weather was beautiful, I had wrapped my little cats from my cat collection in toilet paper sheets and filled a whole suitcase. They had all been in our showcase. There was also other stuff and finally a suitcase and a caddy was full. Practical is that you don't have to carry them because they are on wheels.

But before we brought them into the apartment, we went to the restaurant where we had been the last time before the lockdown. That was on March 12th and we were locked up on the 13th. It was wonderful we could sit outside and with the palm trees it looked as if we were not in Brussels but on the Cote d'Azur!

The food was delicious and everybody happy to finally be able to eat outside !

Then we went to my new castle, which K hadn't seen yet and finally stayed there on the terrace in the sunshine and relaxed. I had brought our garden chairs over, but forgotten to buy a bottle of champagne so we just drank water. That's for the next time.

Fortunately I am not in a hurry, because now I feel that I am not the youngest one anymore and that I have slowed down. But this doesn't matter, it takes the time it needs. Anyway I have 3 or 4 months to empty the house, but I want to do it as quick as possible !

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Phase 3


Faith said...

Congratulations on the new home!

Tamago said...

It's great that the building has such strong security! Glad moving is going well :-)

Barbara Harper said...

How fun to be in your new place! I hope the kitties adjust well. How good that you had so much help. It will be fun to get things set up, and, as you said--no hurry.

DUTA said...

Good Luck in your new apartment! It all looks and sounds perfect!

Susanne said...

So nice that you can move in to your new place in a relaxed way rather than having a time crunch. It's amazing when we move we realize how much stuff we really do have.

Loree said...

Enjoy your 'freedom'. We're starting to move around more too.

Fun60 said...

You have been so sensible the way you are moving your belongings a few at a time. I imagine itis giving you time to decide where you want everything to go. Good luck with the rest of your move.

Willow said...

What a beautiful view you are going to have!
And hurray for eating outside on the patio at that restaurant! I'm looking forward to that here--soon, I hope!