Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's official....

... today we sold our yellow barstools, and also the black ones... :( i was truly sad when we were in the car, bringing them to their new owner...... it officially started something we already knew for a bit (but not that long, really); we will be moving back to the netherlands soon..... we always planned on staying  here for about 3 years, and we passed that time point in april. moreover, our lease is ending july 1st and we are totally fed up with the new owners of our apartment complex. oh, and tim found a job and is due to start june 6!! he will work as a doctor in a hospital in amsterdam. all a bit sudden. we thought to spend the summer here (the dutch summers are less warm and sunny), but well.... sometimes you cannot have it all....
i will stay a few more weeks, my sister will come and we will enjoy the boston sun for a bit, and then its also time for me to leave. no job yet, but i do hope to find one asap....
when we found this apartment with the enormous countertop i wanted nice barstools. most dutch kitchens dont have such a bar, so i wanted it to be as american as possible! but.. most barstools were not to my liking, or too expensive. then we got the black ones. of course right after that we found the ultimate barstools, those yellow ones! the shop was closed and we could only admire them through the window, from a distance... the next day we got up early to be at the shop right at opening time so we could buy them before anyone else. luckily they were still there! (we tried to sell the black ones, as we really didnt need 6 barstools, but never managed). i always thought we would ship them back to the netherlands, but at that moment i didnt know how crazy expensive that is. and... we dont have such a fancy countertop back home..... buuuuhhhhhh... so... this is it... the table and red chairs are up for sale too, and so is the white armoire.... (let me know if you are interested! ;) here is the other stuff we need to get rid of... ) its a very weird feeling, i can say that much.... (oh, and pardon the mess; the advantage of having such an enormous and beautiful table).

11 comments:

Kate said...

I hope that we don't lose you as a CDP blogger! Your move sounds like a great adventure. Hope all goes well for you during the move and settling in.

Pierre BOYER said...

Another life....

Pierre

biebkriebels said...

I can imagine you have mixed feelings about the move. You just got used to the american life and now return so sudden to the home country, where everything is so small, the houses, the roads. That must be quite a change again. But I am sure you will settle here again and enjoy the dutch life with cheese and bitterballen. I will miss your funny comments at the american life and the beautiful roadtrips you made. Hope you will continue blogging...

Antjas said...

You certainly made the most of your time while you were here. I enjoyed your trips across town and across the country. I hope that you keep up your wanderlust in Europe and bring us along for the ride!

I had hoped that we could meet up and cross Walden Pond at some point this summer. All the best.

Saucy Kodz said...

That's what life is all about - get out there and enjoy the experience - who knows what adventures may be waiting for you as hub starts new job. Good luck

Ali Crehan said...

Exciting changes!!

CaT said...

thank you!!
and yes, as biebkriebels says, it will quite a change back... to everything smaller... lets see... :))

Kay said...

Oh, I do hope you'll continue to blog! I've certainly enjoyed your commentary living in the US.

Julie said...

Of course you must continue, CaT. You must become picture/day from Amsterdam

you have a unique style and perspective ...

Shuko K.T. said...

Farewell to my Massachusetts fellow. Please continue your blog in Holland!

Stefan Jansson said...

I had quite a few posts to read on your blog today, didn't know you were going back home again.