23 Sept 2023


 If you ask me what I have done this week, it seems to me that my life looks like a pearl necklace. Each day the same or almost.

Ever since I started to sell some of the things I didn't even know that I had them, it brings a little fun in the house. It's unbelievable how people try to cheat on you. You have to be blind not to realize that it is not serious ! There was one who wanted to make 100 km to pick up a thing for 60 € and offered 10 € more so that I would keep it for him. But when I told him that it is not worthwhile to make so many km for such a small amount and that anyway I only accept cash or QR payments, I suddenly didn't hear from him anymore. Then there was one who wanted to send me (not to the moon) but almost to bring her 3 wooden cats. I told her that I go nowhere the cats are to be picked up here at my address in the entrance hall. So she proposed also 10 € and she would send the mail service to bring me the money. I asked her if the cats have to walk  to her home because I doubt that the mailman would do that, there was silence again. It's really funny or sad that people believe in such attempted scammers  and done in such a stupid way ! 

But there are also nice people like the one who bought a painting and thanked me afterwards, as it had been painted by his great grandfather.

Each day I try to find out the real value of the thing I want to sell, take a picture and put it online in group "Marketplace". Everybody had warned me that there are a lot of cheaters, but that was the interesting thing for me , I really enjoy making fun of these people. As long as I sit on my cats or whatever it is and have not accept any strange payment, I risk nothing. Oh yes, an invitation to a drink ! Nobody knows where I live.

Luckily I don't care about these things, I have no problem getting rid of them. Just a few things and of course these I keep. Like the Cowboy hat Rick had bought in Texas in 1971, is a bit dirty, but otherwise of good quality !! 

I finished the week with my visit to Nicole, who is still the same, she wants to control all invoices and gets on the nerves of her daughter. She still is very good in numbers ! 

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21 Sept 2023


1. If your life had a theme song for this past year what would it be? 

Since Rick's death, I am not the same anymore. I, who was never sick, has all five minutes something now. It's terrible. I cannot live with somebody who could help me,  but I cannot live alone either. I feel like a person with only one leg. I hope the move into my "Castle" will put me on the rails again, at least a bit. 54 years of life together are impossible to erase. 

2. Chocolate cake, chocolate milkshake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate truffle, chocolate mousse, chocolate candy bar or a fudgy chocolate brownie...of the chocolate treats listed, which one is your favorite? Which one have you tasted most recently? Or maybe you don't like chocolate??? 

I am not a sweet girl. From time to time I eat some black chocolate or ice cream, but that happens only from time to time. 

3. What has surprised you recently? 

That I sold a painting to a young man and it turned out that it had been painted by his great grandfather.

4. September 19th is National Voter Registration Day in the US. Are you registered to vote in whatever state or country you happen to live in right now? If not, why not? Not counting a political race, what's something you've had to vote on recently? 

As I am still German, I am not allowed to vote in Belgium (fortunately with all these clowns) and in Germany I am not allowed to vote as I am living in Belgium. So problem solved. Honestly wouldn't know who to vote. Conclusion : I have never voted in my whole life and the world is still turning. It was the same with Rick, he could vote in Italy, but living for so long in Belgium he didn't follow the  Italian politics (mafia)

5. Do you like to hike? If so, when's the last time you went hiking and where'd ya go? If you're not a hiker are you a walker? Is walking (for exercise, etc.) part of your daily/weekly routine? 

Hiking ? Don't even know this word, I am far too lazy. I like walking only if there is something to see, a castle, a zoo, buildings etc, but I would never walk just like that without a dog (my cat refuses) I am rather a coach potato. Always been, combined with a bookworm.  Except I loved dancing !

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

My head is filled only with that :





20 Sept 2023


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19 Sept 2023



Two days ago I fell backwards on the ground. Yesterday I felt like a roller had run over me and today when I don't move I feel almost normal. So I play the princess and do nothing!

18 Sept 2023






What a weekend ! Everything went wrong. When I got up in the morning, I saw that my mobile phone and tablet were still connected to the power and wanted to take them out. I managed to do that without any difficulties, but I don't understand what happened next. Suddenly I lost my balance and fell backwards with a big "boom" on my head and then lay there on my back. I stayed put for a while and then tried to get up. After I don't know how many time, I finally managed to get on all fours and crawled to the back of the sofa. Then I sat down and waited again, reading Facebook. I thought my whole insides were a mess. After a while I was able to get up and crawled straight into my bed. I had pain in my ribs but no bump on my head.

Today I spent the whole day in front of the TV and computer and moved as little as possible. I absolutely have to get out of here, I'm alone here in the building at the moment 2 couples moved out and even though I have an alarm, I don't feel comfortable here anymore.

In the morning I was a bit dizzy but my rib didn't hurt anymore. I needed to talk to someone and called my son who of course didn't answer and later send me a message that he was on a birthday. I thought I am nearly dying here and he celebrates birthday instead of leaving the room and answer at least. I wished him that the cake  gets stuck in his throat. Then I regretted that I had called. 

Meanwhile Isabel called to know how I am and I told her the whole story, and she too said that I can't stay alone here and have to move as soon as possible. Tomorrow I go to the director of my "castle" and ask if he could prepare my room for the 15th of November instead of th 15 of December, so I can move in earlier. I have to pay two rents then, but health is more important, except if I want to join Rick earlier.