Week 10

The start of week ten brought the last of the big construction projects (we hope…). The painter finished the interior work (there’s still some exterior work to do.) We began working on the window seat. The first thing to do was to replace the radiator. Then moving on to building the frame. Meanwhile, we were … [Read more…]

The Place To Start Up your Start-Up

TomTom and Booking.com are just two household names originating on the Dutch start-up scene. There’s around 800 start-ups in the Netherlands and, according to StartupRanking, a website which tracks worldwide data about start-ups, the country ranks 12th in the world for the number of start-ups. Per capita, it jumps ahead of other European Union countries … [Read more…]

Week 7 through 9

After we moved in, we had to go back to work, so further updates have been progressing but slowly. Here’s where we started: Contractor: replacing the kitchen floors, removing the kitchen, insulating the pantry (bijkeuken), installing an outside tap, replacing the pantry ceiling, replacing the bathroom floors, re-tiling the bathroom walls, removing a wall to … [Read more…]

Week 6 – Friday through Sunday

We woke up on Friday morning thinking we had an easy day of finishing up some packing. Instead I had multiple messages from our painter who had been kidnapped, was in Spain and would not be finishing the painting that day. Because of course. While annoying, we figured in the end, it would be better … [Read more…]

Week Six – Monday Through Friday

Week six is also moving week. Here’s where we’re at: Contractor: replacing the kitchen floors, removing the kitchen, insulating the pantry (bijkeuken), installing an outside tap, replacing the pantry ceiling, replacing the bathroom floors, re-tiling the bathroom walls, removing a wall to open up one of the bedrooms, plastering and painting the entire house. Us: … [Read more…]