Monthly Archives: March 2010

after all the moving: impromptu Pesach dinner

I wasn’t really going to do anything for Passover this year, what with the move and, well, being in a country that doesn’t sell any Passover food. But I’ve been feeling like I have a cold all day; I think … Continue reading

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moveblogging: …and there it goes

When the movers came back after lunch, they took all my stuff downstairs and stacked it on the sidewalk. I felt sort of like a homeless person. Well, OK, a homeless person with a truly ridiculous amount of stuff. All … Continue reading

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moveblogging: the visual evidence

Full: Empty: You can see why that room was ideal for my craft stuff; I’m going to miss it. (Especially because Dutch apartments don’t really do storage – though this new one is a lot better than our last place. … Continue reading

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moveblogging: 11:35 AM

Nearly done packing – I found my hamper and my top nightstand drawer were still unpacked, so they’re boxing those now. I think that’s it. The truck this all goes into will arrive at 14:00. The movers go on lunch … Continue reading

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moveblogging: 10:00 AM

They’re on a well-deserved break. Wow, I have a lot of stuff – 20 boxes packed so far, plus one erg, and they haven’t even gotten to my clothes yet. It’s all books, yarn, the few kitchen things I’m bringing … Continue reading

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liveblogging the move

No, not really. Of course I realized what else could go in the air freight (I get 30 kilos) right after they sealed the box. Oh well. Supposedly the airfreight will arrive in 10 days and the stuff that goes … Continue reading

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knitted cable border

Unfortunately it looks like I’m not going to finish my blanket before the movers come tomorrow – it’s bigger than I’d want to bring in my suitcase or carry-on, so it has to go with the shipped stuff. But meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Knitting note, mostly to self

I think I’ve just invented (unvented?) method to create horizontal cable border. Not thoroughly tested yet – tried it with 5 sts for a 4 st cable, but I think it would look better with some borders. Like this: Finish … Continue reading

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venting

I’m still feeling sulky and underappreciated after lsat night’s Toastmasters meeting. My speech went well and people seemed to like it; that wasn’t the problem. First, a little history. Our corporate language is English; being able to speak it is … Continue reading

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How to be an Expatriate

Tomorrow evening I will give my last Toastmasters speech here. This is what I intend to say. (I think it’s safe here – I’ll post it in the travel blog after I give the speech, in case anyone from from … Continue reading

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