March 10, 2006

A bunch of stiffs

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Yesterday I went to a concert of Toto. They have been around for quite a while (about 30 years). I always liked their music, but never was a real fan. A friend of mine is a real fan though and I gave her two tickets for the concert for Christmas. I have to admit that the concert was great. Didn’t know many of the songs, but the music was good.

The people watching the concert were a completely different matter. I think you’d get a more lively crowd at a cemetery. I felt like I was watching some classic piano concerto. Everybody was just sitting there, hardly moving all through the concert. Judging from the comments on the Toto website, these people did enjoy the concert, but hardly showed it. For example, the guy in front of us, was playing with his cell phone the whole time.

We enjoyed the concert and didn’t care about the others and refused to sit silently while watching the concert. The old geezer next to us was glancing at us all the time. Think he was pondering whether or not to tell us to shut up. :D

March 3, 2006

Vote for Jekerdal

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In a local paper we (well actually Noux found it) found a brief piece on a website called “”. On this website you can find pics of de Jeker at Noux’ parents house. I ask you all to start voting for this beautiful piece of Maastricht. Maastricht belongs a lot higher on the list of most beautiful places in the Netherlands. There’s only one spot good enough and that’s #1. So everybody go to and vote.

Here’s one of the pics shown on this site:

March 2, 2006

My very own house

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Yes people, you read this correctly, I bought myself a house. Well, I signed the contract to buy the house yesterday, but basically that means I bought the house. Little did I know what I had started when I decided to buy a house. There’s so much you need to do or think about. It’s not only signing the contract and getting you mortgage. There’s so much you need to do and it’s like an avalanche. It keeps coming and the list grows longer every time you look at it. Here’s just a short list of what I still need to do in the months to come:

  • get my mortgage. Well, that’s almost taken care of, but need to do a few things before I can actually get it
  • get an insurance on my house. Will get an offer within a few days and will probably accept it
  • find a notary to sign over the house and sign the mortgage
  • find an appraiser to appraise the house. Without this report I won’t be able to get my mortgage

Those are just a few things I need to even buy the house. I also need to do lots after I get the keys on April 5th:

  • buy a new kitchen (equipment and cupboards/drawers)
  • buy a new bathroom
  • buy a new shower
  • get a new boiler
  • make sure I have electricity, water and gas in the house

Those are just the major things. There’s also lots of work to be done. Those of you that have seen the pictures, will know it’s true. In the end it will be worth it though. I will have a place of my own and I will not be paying rent anymore.

Then there always is something that gets you back down to earth. In my case that’s someone. It seems not everybody is happy with me moving into my new neighbourhood. That person means the world to me and I would have really appreciated her being happy for me. That would have made me one happy puppy. I’m not going to say anything bad about her, because I still love her. I am a bit disappointed though. That’s all, but I will get over it in time and I hope we will get over it as well. If there is a WE, that is.

Anyway, after this short interlude, I got my own house and have lots to do. So if any of you have some spare time in April, you’re VERY welcome to come help out. ;)

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