I'm at home today, since I'm waiting for the rest of the kitchen to be delivered. According to the site, that should happen between 11:59 and 14:59, so that should be any minute now.
I'm also waiting to here from my dad, they're trying to schedule him for an MRI, to check his Adrenal gland. Once that is done he should be able to go home and receive further treatment as an out patient.
I've just uploaded some more kitchen shots to my Flickr account. Things are coming along quite nicely. The cabinets (4 below, 3 near the ceiling) are in place, the tiles have been picked up from the store and are waiting to be placed on the wall. Now I'm waiting on a call from Ikea on when they'll deliver the rest of the stuff, which should be some time this week.
Icon-magazine has a list of the top 21 things and people shaping design today (via Signal vs. Noise). On #1 is Ikea. Which reminds me that this is my very destination for tomorrow. I'm on the lookout for a new kitchen, and wanted to see one in Real Life after seeing it in the catalogue. Unfornatley it wasn't on display in Ikea Haarlem, so we're going to Ikea Amsterdam. Exotic, don't you think? Once I've made up my mind, I can finally start planning in more detail. I may even download the IKEA KitchenPlanner
Spend the entire weekend moving all my stuff into the new house. Plus another trip to Ikea was required. Bought 3 closetsfor myclothes, 2 cd-racks and a couch (the green one). So now it's finally beginning to feel like a home. Especially now that my music and computer are in place. But it's still weird. All those strange noices one hears lying in bed. Though I'm sure it'll be normal soon enough. And it's great being able to take my bike to work instead of the eternal waiting for the bus to arrive.
Completely forgot my referrers are still being tracked. Must have tons of records by now. Oops. I really should give my site some more attention, still have a redesign waiting in the wings. Maybe after I've moved into my house. For which, by the way, my fridge and washingmachine were delivered yesterdaymorning.
Don't think I've mentioned the lamp that was left behind in my house, might be a Rietveld orginal. I'm not to fond of it, and I'm afraid it'll have to go, but it would be quite cool to have discovered a genuine piece of modernism.
That's a map of Leiden [wiki] on the left here. The dot is my new house. That's right. My house. Sounds strange, doesn't it?
All went well at the notary yesterday. In and out in 13 minutes. I checked. Don't even want to think about the amount of Euros that cost me, but okay. Choose a sort of browner-than-eggshell for the walls, and a sort of chocolate for the detail bits. Started painting the walls on the first floor last night, after some delay and a trip to the Gamma. Unfortunatly the ceiling was worse of that we thought and chose to replace it.
Which led to another surprise, because the ceiling was stuffed with a sort of reed like twig like material ("tengels"), which all had to be removed. That took most of today. My dad removed the stuff, the rest of us spend the entire time sticking the debris in garbagebags. Dust was everywhere. It hasn't felt this great to take a shower in ages. Continue the painting tomorrow and hopefully create a new ceiling. But I'm pleased. Going to lounge on the couch now.
Can't wait for November, so I can move into my house and take my bike to work. I'm so sick of taking the bus! It took me over an hour this morning, while it normally only takes about 25 mins. Sigh. My parents left for a few days in Dublin this morning. Ofcourse I've been dropping hints about the nice silver jewelry they make over there.
I'm not to impressed with the new design for our national tv stations. Not to mention the cost. Anyhow. I'm currently arranging things for the house. I'll get the keys on October 31st, and I'm now trying to find a not too expensive notary. And sort out the mortgage ofcourse. And thinking about insurance, furnature, ADSL, kitchen stuff, and everything else. Wow. And it still hasn't quite sunken in yet.