Week 16

As we’re planning to host Thanksgiving in the upcoming weeks, the focus has been on getting the house ready for guests. The plan is mostly to throw all the junk in our bedroom and make the downstairs look pretty. To that end, I finished repairing the booze cabinet, which turned out gorgeous, if I do … [Read more…]

Week 15

Week 15 was the week of electricity. The boyfriend tackled the long list of weird electrical issues the house has. First up, installing our smart thermostat. It’s now wireless, so you can use the controller anywhere in the house. But of course, we mostly use the app on our phones. He also fixed the light … [Read more…]

Week 14

It was a lot of little things last week. We reinstalled some fixtures in the sliding door so it slides correctly, replaced the components of the mailslot, put the double-glazing back on the back door. The boyfriend continued to work on fitting the pantry door. I finished up a few ongoing projects, including repairing an … [Read more…]

I Don’t Want To Get Your Tea

I have now worked in a great many offices in the Netherlands, many where I was the only non-Dutch person on staff. And you get used to the quirks. The lunches. The strict coffee drinking schedule. The revolving door of blue suits. But one thing I cannot get used to is the tea and coffee … [Read more…]