The following are what happened in the past seven days:
- Plumber came to clean the boiler. A once every 2-year maintenance.
- My Dolce Gusto machine broke down when I tried to make a cup of coffee for the plumber. So, I turned to the internet to troubleshoot the problem, removed faulty part, and ordered the replacement online.
- Did my weekly bread and grocery walk.
- Cooked up a small pot of seafood bisque, using up all the grey shrimp shells I have in the freezer.
- Trench composting in the vegetable patch.
- Tidied up some of the fence-side sunflowers, sprinkled the seeds on the ground. The birds went bonkers over these when I was back indoors.
- Armistice Day, D came back from the farmer’s market with too many surprises…
- Ate vette darmen like I am a pure-bred West Flemish dude. Damn, the smell alone can kill brain cells!
- Made pizza.
- The coffee machine diffuser arrived in the postbox. This went into the Dolce Gusto in a jiffy and the machine is working fine again. Yeah, I can fix things!
- Hot dog lunch.
- Transferred and converted MYR to USD.
- Did more research regarding online brokers, and got a bit wiser.
- Europe’s Covid-19 numbers are worsening. I feel sorry for the elderly and the healthcare personnel. And hope to God that this will not result in the enforcement of a lockdown.
On this drizzly Tuesday, I walked to the baker for fresh bread. Baker’s wife said that they will be closed the next two days because her grandmother had just passed away. I wish that I do not have to say innige deelneming too many times in my days here in Belgium, but I guess that is impossible and unavoidable.
After the bread, I walked to the bank and withdrew and converted some dollars to euros. I can always get larger withdrawals from this bank.
My last stop was the grocery store where I got extra points for six bottles of milk and a bag of keropok. Because of my rather heavy grocery bag, the walk back home turned into some sort of strength exercise. And it started to drizzle more along the way, but I do not mind, I am breathing…