Category: MS Watergeus
15th September 2019 – The den and front cabin got a second coat of paint. I put some order on my deck and put the propellers back on the roof of the bathroom. One of them was slightly to heavy and I had to use my crane. Never underestimate the luxury of having a crane aboard your ship!
On starboard side, I removed a metal strip so the water could easier get of the ship. I did the same thing on port side last year.
The little boat on my deck was cleaned and I moved some old plates and put them under the hatches. All small things that make my ship looking better again.
17th August 2019 – The old sofa’s are gone and the new ones are in place. I forgot to check the width of the sofa and it just made it into the entrance door. Normally Ikea furniture comes in a package, but not this time…
16th August 2019 – We went to Ikea to get some furniture for the living. It took us two hours for shopping and another two for waiting in the queue. In the afternoon I started dismantling some of the old furniture. When I came back from friends, I built one cupboard.
15th August 2019 – We continued working in the office space, breaking down the second part of the desk. I had to remove so many wires, I was surprised to see what had been connected but never got unplugged…
13th August 2019 – I picked up an old desk at my parents place. It is a handmade desk from the early 30’s, which had been in family ever since. Last year, I had a chance of getting it, but no place to put it. I decided to store this lovely part of furniture temporary at my parents place until now.
11th August 2019 – After a good night of partying in Bruges, I finaly started with the conversion of my office space. When I built the Watergeus in 2005-2007, I had little money so the desk was made with plywood. Behind the desk were all the cables, but nothing really finished. Today I removed the first part of that desk, including old cables and stuff I no longer needed. As expected, I did discover several older items and decoration I was barely aware of they were still aboard…
4th August 2019 – In the morning I did some cleaning up and in the afternoon I walked around the barge with a tin of brown paint to finish some details.
28th July 2019 – I started working in the corridor of the bedroom in the Watergeus. After the fire incident in 2015, I had rebuild the walls but, I never finished the woodwork around the portholes. There are still seven portholes that needs finishing. I managed to do two of them.
24th July 2019 – I couldn’t sleep. Doing nothing is not really my style. With another project on track, I had to do something.
24th July 2019 – I already knew when reading the weather forecast, it would become an issue. High temperatures and living on a boat. So yes, I didn’t sleep at all. There is always the option to sleep outside, but there to many mosquitoes.
15th July 2019 – My mother painted the bedroom, everything got a second coat now. It is looking good. Another item finished on the Watergeus.
12th July 2019 – My neighbour is back from the yard. That means that everybody is back for the Kolenkaaifeesten tomorrow.