Friday, August 5, 2011

Got myself a new ride!

What a whirlwind of a move it has been!
So many things went wrong, that it sometime felt as if nothing would ever be right again.
The house is still a mess, and does not feel like a Home yet. But that will come, in time.

Everybody tells you it's going to be great, and I'm sure it will be (and it's coming now, it's getting better), but oh boy, did we have a struggle! Not just with the move, but with each other as well. I definitely have some issues! I did/do not feel comfortable living in a house that is not (completely) mine. That I can't pay for on my own. Joris and I fought, we cried, we laughed, we loved each other, and we know we want to be together. And so we are being nice to each other, even when things don't go as planned. Sure, I cry (but really, I always cry a lot) but we still love and like each other! In all honestly (and maybe I'm sharing too much here), I think that it was the hardest thing about the move. But we made it!

I want to show you this house/home/mess I keep talking about!
However.. I can't find the cables for the camera to hook up to the computer.. (that tells you a little bit about how big a mess it is!)
So you'll just have to take my word for it for now.

Oooh, I have some other news!!!
I bought a new (to me) bike!!!
I life in the Netherlands, and don't even have a drivers license (they are very, very, v e r y expensive to get here) so I use my bike to get around (trust me, this was NOT easy when moving! And I do not recommend it if you want to keep your sanity). But my old bike had had enough and it was broken beyond repair...
So this left me stranded. I could walk or take the bus, both limited me a lot when I wanted to get around town.
I looked for over two weeks! To find something half decent and that I could afford. We looked at three bikes, but no luck.. Until yesterday evening! It was a bit more expensive then I planned, but, oh so lovely!
It's a Batavus Florence. I have no idea how old she is (10, 15, 20 years old???), but she has seven gears and is in great shape!
Now, I'm no computer-wizz, but I'll try to show you the picture of her that was on Marktplaats (a Dutch version of Craigslist)

Isn't she lovely?
She looks almost blue/black in this pictures, but in real-life she's a very dark metallic green. In some light she might look black-ish, but in the sunlight she sparkles a lovely dark green!
I'm kind of smitten, can you tell?
She'll be getting a new (to-me) Brooks saddle (I'm so curious as to find out how that will ride!) and maybe some new grips.. Definitely a basket! I don't particularly like the extra weight in the front of the bike, but I always wear skirt, and therefor always have a (hand)bag.. And I need to keep an eye on it while I'm riding my bike.

My other love (Joris) just got home, so we're off! Going to ride our bikes and enjoy the sun while it's here!

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