Crunch Time

Sunday Oct 16th –

The day of rest 😁β›ͺ️

We were planning on going to a church closer to Amsterdam and then go check out a couch in the area afterwords but I didn’t really love the couch and Mike wanted to sleep in soo…

Church was instead attended in Holland and on the drive there Mike got me to scroll through the second-hand couch adds.
I came across one we had seen and liked a few days earlier but the sellers had never answered our calls/texts.
Mike tried again, they answered and a meeting time was set πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

We had to leave just before service ended to make it to their house in time to check it out.
They seemed, wealthy 😬
Their back yard having big, stone tiles going through the trimmed, maze like hedges, leading to their two separate seating areas amongst the garden.
Beside was their separate, fully windowed, gym.
Price of the couch was discussed on their stone deck, right next to their huge, wood slab table and matching bench 😏
They said money wasn’t really a concern (ya think? πŸ˜πŸ˜³πŸ™„) so we got it for a great deal and half the distance away compared to any others we had looked at. πŸ›‹

We drove back to John and Inge’s, getting Burger King on the way and then packing up some things to take over to the apartment.
Mike made coffee and dropped me off so he could go rent a trailer to haul back the couch.

I had a locked briefcase, trolley with items aboard, a coffee thermos and keys to take up in the elevator and it felt like a scene straight outta mission impossible πŸ˜œβŒ›οΈπŸ—πŸšͺπŸ’Ό

(The briefcase was actually just a cutlery set)

I was supposed to hang out there and clean up a bit in prep for where the couch would go, but my mother distracted me and I ended up FaceTiming the fam. the entire time Mike was busy driving/loading/hauling the couch 😬

Now, previous to us even finding a couch I had questioned Mike how it was even possible to take a couch up to our apartment in the small elevator.
He ‘wisely’ told me that everyone had to get stuff up to their apartments so the elevator would be big enough and if not sometimes they opened up?

Anyways, can you guess what happened? 😎

I bet you guessed it fit perfectly and we went straight up within a matter of minutes!! 😏


The first piece of the couch went up without a problem and then time to manoeuvre the second part came.
It was a bit heavy for me to help much with and we thought it would JUST fit.
But one of the four sliding doors of the elevator juuust wouldn’t close.

We tried turning it, tilting it, squishing it and finally had no other option but try removing the railing and wooden seat in the back of the elevator to free up a few inches and hope it was enough.

It was hardly enough but enough, I think the Lord just knew we couldn’t handle carrying it up 8 floors of stairs😝
I’m glad it was late so only two people seen us unscrewing the railing/seat and one was a nice older man who stuck around to help Mike carry the couch into our place once we got it up there 😁

A quick mop and then we arranged the couch in the corner where Mike again repeated how thrilled he was with it, for the 20th time πŸ˜‰

When he likes something, he REALLY likes something and has to make sure you knowπŸ˜‹

Then I finally got to unwrap the pot set Sarah and Erwin had given us as a wedding present.
Mike read out loud to me what each one was for and I got to unwrap them and put them in the dishwasher 😏
They are pretty pots and the big one was sitting on the stove top and I told Mike it made me want to make a big thing of soup so Sarah, seems like you picked the right ones 😘

We unwrapped a few more things and then called it a night.

Though It was around quarter after ten, Inge had kindly heated us up some supper and set our places all nicely 😊🍴

Monday Oct 17th –

I got to keep an eye on the girls Monday morning and while doing that I worked on the blog, there’s a lot more involved now that I actually have stuff to do outside of our vacations 😜

Mike had to work at the office so I got to start on packing up and sorting through our clothes and remaining items once my turn watching the little ladies was up.

Piling up summer items that won’t be needed, emptying cupboards and washing them out and doing up the bits of laundry all takes more time then one at first thinks but it was the perfect day to get it done.

I also got to sketch out some ideas for the apartment and look up some things on Pinterest for how to hide an ugly phone/buzzer.
One was found and if it turns out presentably you’ll probably see it on here sometime… you’ll probably see it even if it doesn’t turn out though too 😜

Pinterest, what would we do without you?πŸ€”

Supper was prepared by Inge and it was a tasty rice and chicken meal that you eat with peaches πŸšπŸ—πŸ‘

Mike worked late-ish and then stopped at a different IKEA then we usually go to on his way home and he found us a mattress in the sale corner πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ›
But because of that stop and then traffic he didn’t get back to the house until late so it was a long day for him.
But a profitable one for our future sleeps 😁

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

3 thoughts on “Crunch Time”

  1. So he REALLY likes the sofa? I can hear him just as you explained, and I know if I asked him myself he’d happily explain why and how he likes it another 10 at least πŸ˜‚ Good find! I can also see you embarrassingly hiding over the elavator incedent.

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