Whipped out my old camera and took some… less terrible pictures of my new place. Now it’ll just be a hell of a time adding the pictures to this post, since my UMTS stick thingy tends to use some sort of proxy to lower the image quality to speed things up. *Not* very handy when copying URL’s of images.
Oh, by the way, visiting hours are pretty much every afternoon on weekdays, or weekends. Please do make an appointment 😛 And anyone who still has my old address, speak up, I’ll give the new one. And anyone who doesn’t have the old one but wants the new one… ask and I might consider giving it 😉
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Here goes nothing…
Well, only a few low quality pictures, since I’m on my phone’s gprs connection….
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First a little history.
I’ve been living in student housing for years now. And I haven’t been studying for 1 year now. Friday the 5th of June I received a letter from the housing society asking me to prove I’m still a student. I obviously couldn’t. So, the Monday after, I called them. I explained my situation, that Ive been searching for years now, and I proposed we help each other. No can’t do. Impossible. Not gonna happen. “You will have to vacate your room before July 8th”. A month. They gave me a month to find a new place and move. While I had been searching for years. Panic!
Well, I obviously started looking for a new (temporary) place right away. Not too small, cause I’ve got a lot of stuff I don’t want to throw out just yet. Social housing wasn’t going to be an option, I’ve already spent 3 years searching. So, I started looking for a room somewhere else. Had a few viewings… One was just way smaller then advertised, the other was in a place where some guy was walking around who thought he needed to be a replacement father. A strict one. I’ll pass on that, thank you.
Then I found a room in Almere Buiten. At the edge of the city. 33 m2 including a “serre”, which I can’t find the English word for. A glass extension to the house. Sounded too good to be true.
Well, it wasn’t. It’s just as good as it sounds. Had a viewing there last Saturday. Since the room was still used by the current tenant, I couldn’t take pictures. Wouldn’t like it if some stranger took pictures of my stuff either. Anyway, I immediately took the room, of course. Already got an extension for my current place, I need to vacate it before the 21st of July… and I can move into the new room on the 16th!
Unet, the company I work at, turns 5 years old this year. Time to celebrate! Party was held at Aviodrome, a aviation museum near Lelystad Airport. Lots of old planes, something to see and do for everyone. Lots of beer. Loooooooots of sun. More beer. Even more sun. Barbeque. More sun. Coffee. Tiny bit of sun again.
The end result: a great party, a red face and neck and….
a Wii for every employee!