7 Aug 2020


We started the week with our Scrabble, that's the only thing I never gave up during the whole moving procedure !

And as usual I lost ! But I have to say two were not there and I had to play against the best once but still we had our laughing session which I needed badly because I started to get more and more tired. That way I didn't organize furniture and cuttlery in my head but only letters.

The next day three men came to empty the house from top to bottom ! There was a lot !! When you have lived 45 years in the same house you find a lot of surprises !

Besides my doll house and 8 (!!) old suitcases I also found my school stuff old toys and clothes and other surprises. That had always been in the attic and as the only access was with a ladder I had never been up there !

They came with this mini bus and started to work on Tuesday The garage started to get empty when I came back on noon to see how far they were.

Unfortunately a heat wave started, and besides early in the morning and late evening it was impossible to work. I should have arranged my dressing room and had a lot to do to put everything in place but it was too hot to move and I thought I can do that whenever I want to, when it's raining or when really I have the courage to start !

When my cleaning lady came I ask her to help me to tidy up a little bit the mess in my "junk" room, in the future to be the dressing room, and when an hour later she called me to have a look on what she had done I was really happy ! She had done it all by herself. Moved the sofa from the right to left wall and all the rods with our clothes to the right wall. Now it looked like a room !!

Poor Mr. G. didn't know where to put himself with all the cleaning around him and finally found in the ex junk room a peaceful place to rest on the sofa until the cleaning hurrican was over ! It was over 30°C and he doesn't very well support the heat, he became dizzy. So it was better to lay down.

Now that the "end" is near our scrabble girls went together to the "Dolce Vita" an Italian restaurant which is really very good ! Although now we have always to book a table in all restaurants and even caf├ęs and leave our names, we could take off our masks of course for eating ! As Belgium had to get a step back we now have to wear masks all the time and it becomes really more and more difficult to travel. If the place you go to was Ok when you left, it could get red while you were there and then you had to do a test and stay 2 weeks in quarantine !

I sincerely get fed up with all this ! People complain that they are not free anymore ! Especially young people ! I mean I don't care not to go out dancing on weekends or in clubs or cinema and theatre, but young people need that and it is not good for them to live like old people do ! I had done a lot in my teenage years and also later as a married couple, we liked dancing and travelling and all that is impossible for the poor youngsters now !

Rosie is a happy cat ! She now tidies up her mice during the night and put one in the water bowl and one in the food bowl.
In the apartment besides ours also lives a cat and she alway looks under the door for Rosie

That's really funny
and Princess Rosie sits on her tower and overlooks the garden from the 4th floor !

Meanwhile Mr. G. met a few neighbors, one was even in his Whist club !

If everything goes well we will be able to hand the keys over and this adventure is finally over !!

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Since 2006 I am with Blogger I think they "improved" posting 3 times and each time it's getting worse ! Now I can't put my text where I want anymore, when I look in the htlms and type my text there it appears besides a picture or above, it's really not easy at all ! And to add labels is hard work !


  1. I'm glad things are gradually sorting themselves out on the house front but yes this virus situation is not good. And the heat! Stay cool and enjoy your weekend. We're off to see Grandson Noah for the first time since February!

  2. Moving is in my thoughts, but only there for the time being. Nevertheless, knowing the difficulties, I've gradually started to get rid of things. At a certain age it's best to minimize and reduce stuff, even if one has a cleaning lady to make order.

    You're right about youngsters during the pandemic. They want to have fun, and the virus makes fun of them. Who knows when all this will end, if it will end.

  3. Moving is tough and involves a lot of hard work. Sorry to hear it's so hot. It's not pleasant when you have things to do.

  4. Glad you are gradually getting organised. It is a very stressful thing to move house. And yes, I've been finding 'the new Blogger' much more tedious to use - my photos disappear into the blog albums with alarming speed and then are harder to find. And the labels...!

  5. You have a cute kitty neighbor! She must be very curious about Rosie :-) And I’m glad she has adjusted to her new home with no problem. Sounds like the whole moving thing will be really over soon. Have a great weekend!

  6. So pleased Rosie has a new friend, Mr G has met the neighbours and soon you hand over the keys and forget about the trauma of moving and enjoy your new apartment.

  7. Maybe one day Rosie can meet her neighbour. I feel bad for young people. It is bad enough as an older person.

  8. It is incredible what we collect over the years. It must be a relief to know the move is near completion. The virus still haunts the world even though we are tired of it. We must take precautions even when it seems to be fading because it can rise up again very quickly. The virus is challenging young people not to be selfish and care about others who might be at risk.

  9. I agree with your assessment of the new blogger format.
    And I agree with all the stress and trouble of moving. Boxes Boxes Boxes everywhere at my house since I am moving many many miles. Soon, you will be done.
    Rosie looks very content.

  10. Sound like you're settling in nicely

  11. Wow that is a lot of work you have accomplished! It is so hard to be motivated for working hard when it's that hot. It's wonderful to have friends that you can laugh with and get your mind off of all the to do lists.

  12. It sure is a hard time for you. Moving after 45 years. WE found it bad enough after 26 years. Never mind soon all will be sorted and you can settle into a comfortable life.


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