19th January 2022 – During the last fifteen years, I’ve collected a lot of documents and brochures about houseboats and nautical events. These documents were still stored aboard the Watergeus and are now slowly moving towards the library aboard Tordino. The first of four out of twenty boxes were moved today….
Month: January 2022
18th January 2022 – No time to waste, so I started cutting tanks and oil drums. Three drums are gone and a third of a water tank. Another one needs to be done as well. I can’t use an angle grainder since I don’t want to put my library on fire….
18th January 2022 – Where to start, I just started with my office space today. I filled four boxes and made a big pile of old paperwork that has to go….
17th January 2022 – I’ve just started cleaning the upper level of the storage unit. This was the easy part… Tomorrow I will have to start cutting up water and fuel tanks….
17th January 2022 – I brought the first moving boxes aboard. It will be a hell of a job to empty the Watergeus after 17 years living aboard… It is with pain in the heart I’ve started. My main concern is to find a new owner who can show as much love and respect as I did.
9th January 2022 – The barge is safely moored next to the lock. Water was higher and we managed to get her off. It still took us some time, but at least he ship is safe and there are no leaks! I’m happy for the owner.
8th January 2022: A barge was stuck on the side of the Canal. Heavy winds blew the ship to the side. The sides are very shallow and full of rocks and bricks.
We tried pulling her out with our vlet, but this was not successful. A tractor came to help and we pulled the ship of the rocks. Sadly enough, the wind blew the ship back on it. Since water was still dropping in the canal, we gave up and went home.
7th January 2022 – The first repair of this year is done. The door handle of the museum broke. I managed to fix it, but is a temporary solution. Some more temperature and humidity registration tools were mounted in the museum.
Behind the library was a workshop. I’m using it as a depot, but this is the only part aboard that is not insulated. Between nice objects, I also keep my spare tools in this room. The idea is to clean it up, put some proper cupboard and use it as an extension to the library.
6th January 2022 – This evening I went to visit an old neighbour who is now living in the Netherlands. He had some plans and pictures from his barge for my museum. It was a nice evening! Talking to each other, it was bringing back a lot of good memories!