Friday 10th –
I woke up with a sore throat, runny nose and an empty bed 😜
Mike had left early to go get the moving van since he was awake already.
The van was near his parents in Doesburg so during one day he had to go get it, drop off his car, drive the van to the cottage, drive it back, unpack it and then go get his car again 😬
He texted and requested a smoothie to have when he got back and I got some fries ready to sustain us through the packing up and moving out process.
We started hauling stuff around 11:30 and were driving out of the yard by 3:30.
The moving van could not have been stuffed any fuller, no matter who tried 😳😁
Mike said he always liked Tetris-ish games and I think it payed off 😜
The cottage was emptied of our belongings, cleaned and put back to how we found it 7 months ago and we were happy to have the whole process done with.
It sort of felt like some kind of reverse reality show where you have only so much time to empty a place and make it look as old as you can 🙈😁
We felt like some hippie/traveling family once we hit the highway in our fully packed van, with the cat on our laps 😜
At first Fiji would watch every car go by but duck down as soon as they were close, it was entertaining.
Once we got to John and Inges I had stuff to haul upstairs while John helped Mike unload as well as reload items since some would be stored at their house and some at a unit another place.
I may not understand Dutch but the lack of communication about ‘who takes what side of the couch where’ was obvious enough I really should have videoed 😏😜👏🏻🛋🚐
Fiji was settled in and groceries unpacked at the house while the guys then took the van to unload at the storage unit.
Mike hadn’t tired himself out enough with all the moving I guess since he decided to spend his evening trimming the large, slightly overgrown hedge in the back yard 😋
Bedtime came and sleep did not.
Eventually it did of course but between the heat and blasted monster frogs they have…😏😑🐸
Happy birthday to meee 🦄🎂🎈🎁🎉
Now excuse me while I go take some meds and blow my nose.
That’s right, 21 came and found me homeless and sick 😜
I opened up my birthday mail that had arrived from Mom, Dad and Becca and Nathin 💌
Eventually I made it downstairs to breakfast with everyone, enjoying bacon, eggs and avocado with salt and balsamic vinegar, as much as I could still taste it all 😋
Another card and gift awaited from Inge 💕
Fiji was having a slightly hard time adjusting to his first ever new home.
Jumping at every noise and hiding when he wasn’t trying to sneak outside.
Mike did take him into the yard and he seemed alright, until he ran out the yard, across the street and onto the thorn/bush filled ditch
We called and called and in classic cat fashion he did not come out.
Mike managed to reach in and grab him after about 20 minutes probably and then back to the house for containment he was taken 😁
Mike and I had to go into town for some last items needed with me in Canada, stroopwafels, chocolate etc. 😋😁👌🏻
Also bought was a new covered litter box and cat ID tag, trying to make life with Fiji a tad easier for John and Inge 😁
After town errands were mostly done I went back to bed for the majority of the day.
Mike went out for a few more things and then I don’t really know what he did 😋
Evening came and with it a ride to Germany with John and Inge to eat at an Italian restaurant.
All of our dishes were very tasty and enjoyed👌🏻