4th December 2021 – The weather isn’t right, a lot of rain and wind. The canal needs continues to be low for the water. I’m glad I have my new sofa and some time to read books. Working on the boats isn’t possible at all. On the other hand, I’ve done enough this year!
25th November 2021 – An electric heather is installed in the bedroom downstairs. It is a 1000W element, not big but enough to heat the whole room but enough to make it warm and to remove any possible humidity.
I’ve chosen for a more expensive one since I’m extremely happy with the one installed in the Stern last month! I need to rely on it when I’m not aboard as well.
In the evening I continued hanging Christmas decoration. If the weather allows it and the packages arrive in time, I will hang some more lights tomorrow.
24th November 2021 – Maintaining muliple boats is a hard job. Today I cleaned the decks of the Watergeus. They were getting green, moldy and slippery.
20th November 2021 – When I was younger I always put a Christmas three on my ship. The last couple of years, I had no time or interest in putting one. This year is no difference, until my neighbour convinced me, and she did it already months ago, to put one. So today I started….
15th November 2021 – A perfect gray cold day for working in the Library. I scanned some books and brochures, did a clean up of of one of the tables and sorted many books. Happy with the result, but nobody else will notice any difference….
I am still waiting for the special vintage light bulbs to arrive, so I mounted a few cheap ones to have enough light for working….
14th November 2021 – I had all the pieces to finish the railing on the Stern. It is a small job, drilling around ten holes in the cupboard and putting bolts through. Today it is done. Happy with the result, I cleaned a bit of the rubbish in the living room and went for a walk…
12th November 2021 – I cleaned the living room, putting back the furniture, adding a few extension cables for my laptop, etc… Two more paintings are now on the wall. It is looking cosy. I had an old chair on the Watergeus. Together with my Christmas decoration, it is now all aboard Tordino. Ready for the winter!
11th November 2021 – My mother gave a coat of primer in the morning and I gave a coat of finish in the late afternoon. The room is now ready. Probably the first time I’ve done such a job in less then a week! Once everything is dry, it needs a good clean.
10th November 2021 – Since it is a Holiday tomorrow, I worked late to finish the room. I can’t remember when I stopped since I woke up in the sofa.
8th November 2021 – My neighbour convinced me to put t&g. It is the only person I’ve met so far that likes t&g! Most people think I’m boring or to classical, but now someone knows what a real boat taste feels like!
I bought some t&g for the extension of the living room. The price has gone up with 5 EURO for a package. It is better to invest in wood then it is in Gold at the moment. One wall is nearly finished.
I also put a curtain between this new room and the rest of living room to avoid to have to much dust in my living part.
7th November 2021 – We picked up the old vlet of Ster der Zee in Bruges. A small adventure taking a lot of time. The trip to Bruges went fluently. In Bruges we had to row and tow the boat by hand for a distance of about 1000 meters. Towing it back went fine till it was making to much water…. In the end we moored it safely near land. No longer our problem. We did our duty!
7th November 2021 – I cut out the wall between the old bedroom and the living room, making it one big area again.
6th November 2021 – It took us two people to remove the old mattress from the bedroom. At least I can now continue to dismantle the room.
5th November 2021 – After asking advice to two neighbours I continued with my plan to alter the back accommodation. I will strip down the second bedroom and turn it into an extension of the current living room. If friends want to stay, they will be able to sleep in the sofa!
3rd November 2021 – The second bookshelve is built. I ordered some light fittings for in between the corridor I created. I discovered some nice bulbs at one of my neighbours.