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….
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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 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.
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.
28th September 2021 – I had a check-up for the heating system aboard the Watergeus. At least I should now be worry free again for the winter.
14th September 2021 – This week the canals are being cleaned again. The moored their ship alongside the Watergeus for the night.
10th September 2021 – We moved the anchor to Tordino, where it will serve as part of the entrance. Since we have no heavy equipment, it was done by hand….
30th August 2021 – With the summer being gone in Oudenburg , if you can actually call it a summer, it is now time to concentrate on Bruges again. We cut the grass around the ship, cleaned the decks and so one… Maintaining three ships takes a lot of time!
10th June 2021 – I gave the back accommodation a coat of primer before it rusts away… At least something productive done this week.
28th May 2021 – I had a plan to remove the paint from one side but ended by doing most of the back accommodation sides. I will continue on Monday doing the remaining bits.
21st May 2021 – It was a very windy day, but I gave a little clean to the Watergeus. The decks were green and the grass around the flower pots reasonably high. You notice these things when you are more often on the ship, but lately by working on Tordino, I had no time maintaining her or the Stern.
14th February 2021 – When people can start skating, it is time to worry about pipes and frost damage. I had trouble with the bathroom outlet but also with the cold water system aboard the Watergeus. I’m not sure yet if the Stern will be fine. I did put a lot of heating aboard but it is still worrying. I had a few drinks in the evening aboard the Stern. It is a small ship, so easily to heat. The canal is sill partly frozen so we shall see tomorrow.
In the meantime, the outlet issue of the Watergeus is solved, but it is still only 11°C in the living room, 3°C more then this morning!
14th February 2021 – No matter how hard I tried keeping everything warm, the outlet pipe for the bathroom is frozen. I can’t use the shower or toilet at the moment. It is really cold, dry air and minus 5°C. I added another electric heather in the technical room. Let’s hope there is no permanent damage.
29th January 2021 – I have never seen the water so high as today. I was glad to be at home so I could keep an eye on both my ships. The Stern nearly ended up on the wooden beam on the side of the canal. Watergeus is much deeper in the water. Since water was raising quickly, there was the chance that Watergeus could lift up its gangway or gets stuck underneath it. None of this happened!