Back online

Yippeeee! After about a month without internet, we’re finally back online!

What a mess it has been to move our phone line and internet connection.

We started by calling KPN to inform them we would be moving on September 17. We received a confirmation that our phone line would be transfered on September 29! We called to say the date wasn’t correct and so we received a new confirmation of the corrected date.

We first received a letter saying that (because it’s a new house) some work still had to be done. Later, it was confirmed that all the necessary preparations had been done.

In the mean time, we had cancelled our old internet provider per September 17th and subscribed to a new provider per that same date. However, our new provider called to inform us the request could not be processed until the new phone line would be active. That would be, for all we knew, on September 17th. From then it would take up to 5 weeks to get the ADSL working!

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Monday, October 12th, 2009 Computing 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 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 I plan to fix them all, but please be patient with me.

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Saturday, January 19th, 2008 Personal 3 Comments

Really left Rotterdam

Today I handed in the keys to my appartment in Rotterdam!

On inspection, everything was found to be ok, and I was even able to sell my carpets for a couple hundred euros.

By the way, I did sell my two couches in the past weeks. I didn’t get as much for them as I had wanted, but anything is better than nothing…

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Saturday, October 1st, 2005 Personal No Comments


Yesterday, we rented a moving van from Budget Rent a Car. We ordered a “VC” class van (check out the website), but instead we got a “VEL” class van (an Iveco Daily to be precise), which is a lot larger, and (oh, boy!) has an electric tail lift! (The last time we rented a van from Budget, the same thing happened. Do you think it’s policy?)

Iveco Daily

Anyway, almost all my stuff fitted in there, like a large desk, two beds, several closets and a load of boxes. I’m not moving much furniture, because we already have a completely furnished house in Zeeland. I’ve been able to sell my dining room table and chairs, a side table and a couple of other things. However, I’m still stuck with my two couches – nobody seems to want those.

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Thursday, September 8th, 2005 Personal No Comments


As of today, I am jobless…

Well, I’ll be busy packing at home, because I am planning to move sometime next week. I am moving to Zeeland, in the southwest of the Netherlands. My wife already lives there, so, since I am now no longer bound to Delft, because of my job, I can finally move in with her…

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Thursday, September 1st, 2005 Personal No 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