• The saga continues

    by  • 5 April, 2003 • General, Travel • 4 Comments

    Yesterday evening we treated ourselves to a little mezé in the local ouzeri. There was supposed to be live music, but the musicians apparently didn’t feel like playing, instead contenting themselves to smoking, drinking and chatting with the guests. There weren’t many patrons anyway, because the narrow road that leads to the ouzeri in Ano Fortetsa was broken up to put in new power lines. This means that you can’t get there with a car. That’s a serious hurdle for any Greek person. If you can’t park your car in front of the door, what’s the point in going someplace?

    Yvonne and I had cleared all the boxes which held our kitchen stuff. Most of it fitted into the cupboards that we have in the small kitchen. We will need to be creative with a few items which are still lingering on the floor and table and on top of the fridge. One third of the living room is also cleared, we have a dining table set up — sort of — and we have access to our wine and liquor, very important when we have visitors.

    What remains are the books and what we call the administrative stuff, ranging from paperwork related to contracts, insurances, banking, etc, to paperclips, staplers, punchers, pens, and computers. Before we can put the books onto the shelves I will need to go and find a local carpenter to get the shelves leveled. When setting up the shelves it turned out that the nice marble floor isn’t exactly horizontal. Halfway the wall towards the windows it dips a few degrees, which breaks the nice straight line of our 8 Ikea Billy bookcases. We hope to finish the books today.

    The prize for the first visitor from outside Greece goes to Lucien and Reinhilde, who booked 2 days ago for arrival on April 11. Congratulations! Fortunately they are wise enough to book a hotel instead of camping in our living room.

    4 Responses to The saga continues

    1. Eric Dubois
      8 April, 2003 at 10:47

      Kalimera Big Brother,

      Perhaps you have given the price for the first visitor too early!!! Don’t forget that you still can have a visitor on the 9th and 10th of april.
      I hope that Lucien & Reinhilde will have very good weatherconditions, so that they can import some sun when they return.
      I woke up this morning with minus 3 degrees outside (and this has nothing to do with the singing ladies…) and it was very shilly – even in a warm, cosy house in Kleine Spouwen.
      We cross our fingers for Wednesday…
      Big hug for the both of you…
      Till spring will really start…
      Little Brother

    2. dubois bernard
      8 April, 2003 at 19:55

      Congratulations Yvonne, 4 stars is pretty wel for an hotel in your living room!!!!
      (Maybe you can go international).
      I hope you have enough place to sit.
      …..”look out, your sitting on Lucien!! ”
      Here in Belgium its really freezing.
      Luckely we are living in a warm house in ‘Kleine Spouwen’.

      greetings bernard :-)

    3. dubois bernard
      8 April, 2003 at 19:55

      Congratulations Yvonne, 4 stars is pretty wel for an hotel in your living room!!!!
      (Maybe you can go international).
      I hope you have enough place to sit.
      …..”look out, your sitting on Lucien!! ”
      Here in Belgium its really freezing.
      Luckely we are living in a warm house in ‘Kleine Spouwen’.

      greetings bernard :-)

    4. dubois bernard
      8 April, 2003 at 20:17

      Kalispera aunt Yvonne + uncle Luc
      This was a late 1th April joke!!!!!!!
      I am having a wonderfull time in the house in Kleine Spouwen.
      A nice room with enough space for living and playing (why did my parents bought a house in Borgloon?).
      At last after 12 horrible months, I am sitting at the keyboard of my dearest friend, my PowerPC, sending e-mails all over the world.
      greetings Bernard

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