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Solar panels

We’ve got solar panels on the roof of our new house. The contractor installed 7 panels for free, and for a good price we bought another 6 panels, so we’ve got 13 panels, totalling 2275 Wp.

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Monday, March 8th, 2010 Interesting No Comments

We’ve moved

Yesterday, we moved to our new house. We had to get up really early because the movers would be at our house around 7:30. They arrived with 2 (yes, that’s two) lorries, which, as it turned out later, was A Good Thing ™. Both of them would be filled to the brim.

While Irene stayed at the old place, I already went to our new house, because the very same day, the kitchen would be installed. A case of Bad Planning ™, I fear, although not entirely our own fault.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009 Personal No Comments

We got the keys!

This afternoon, we received the keys to our new house!

Ten months after construction was started it’s finally finished now. Although, it’s not quite finished yet, there are still some things that have to be done, but that will have to wait till after the holidays. But at least, in the mean time, we can start painting, cleaning, et cetera. We plan to move on September 17th.

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 Personal 1 Comment

New house almost finished

A lot has happened since my previous post about our new house. Last week we heard that we will get the keys by the end of July!

On the outside, the house is almost finished. The scaffolding has already been removed. Part of the windows and the doors still have to be put in, but it’s really starting to look like the pictures we fell in love with.

On the inside, some of the walls have been plastered, most of the wiring is finished, and they’re busy installing the bathroom. In the mean time, we have been planning what has to be done after we get the keys, i.e. the walls, the floors and the kitchen. This will still take a couple of weeks, so probably, we will be moving sometime around September 15.

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Saturday, June 27th, 2009 Personal No Comments

New kitchen

Last monday, we went to the notary to sign for the mortgage for our new house!
It took a lot of time to get the mortgage and, especially, the life insurance, but it’s all settled now. And finally, the ground is officially ours now!

The first piles

Construction of the house was started almost three weeks ago. The first piles were rammed into the ground (what is “heien” in English?) on October 10, and since then, the concrete foundation has been poured, the water outlets have been set up and the ground floor has been laid.

In the mean time, we have bought ourselves a new kitchen! We’re still thinking about all the changes and optional extras: where to place the sockets and light switches, do we want an outside tap or an electrical garage door, do we want hardwood stairs, et cetera. We will have to decide about a lot of these things next week. And after that: project bathroom! I’ll keep you posted…

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Thursday, October 30th, 2008 Personal 4 Comments

New home

Again, it’s been way too long since I posted anything on this weblog of mine. But, a lot has happened in the mean time.

As I wrote a while ago, we have been searching for a new house. In fact, we have sold our old house, we have moved to another house, and we have bought a new house.

Let me explain…

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 Personal 2 Comments

A bit quiet lately

It’s been a bit quiet here, lately. On my weblog, that is.
I (we) have been very busy with work, with our search for a new house, my parents moving, and with Marijn, of course.

Anyway, just the other day, I found out that since my weblog has been moved to WordPress, all internal links on my weblog are broken. All links still point to cpbotha.net. I plan to fix them all, but please be patient with me.

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Saturday, January 19th, 2008 Personal 3 Comments

I’ve (almost) moved

Yesterday evening, I moved most of my stuff to my new appartment.

In the last few weeks, we have been busy painting and cleaning.
Then on Tuesday the new carpet was laid, on Wednesday and Thursday evening I’ve been packing my things, and yesterday evening friends came by with a Landcruiser and trailer wagon!

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Saturday, May 15th, 2004 Personal No Comments