The movers have been here since 8 o’clock (two hours so far) and I don’t think that things are moving very fast… One Höganäs cup is broken (fortunately I’m going back to Sweden next week so I can replace it), and O was very disappointed that he couldn’t bring his 15 litres of olive oil (I knew it, but he’s always an optimist!)… but we seem to have space enough for all of our things.
I’m hungry and bored, but hopefully they will be done soon (see, now I am the optimist!). I went to bed at 02 last night and got up at 06 to get everything prepared – I hope that nothing will get mixed up and we’ll end up with the wrong things in Puerto Rico or in storage.
It feels very strange that we are emptying this apartment, I have lived here since May 2003 and it’s been a great home. I will still stay here for another month or so, my friend T from Austria is taking over the contract from the 1st September when he moves to Brussels from New York. I have another few months to get used to the move, a phasing-out of my life in Brussels, but O is leaving on Tuesday after 7 years in Belgium!
However, we have been talking about this move since March-April last year so we have had a lot of time to think about it, get used to the idea etc. But, I think that we, and quite a few of our friends, thought that it would never happen in the end!! So, it feels very strange and concrete at the moment.. Well, we are just going for 18 months, hopefully enough time for me to learn Spanish and get used to the crazy traffic.
At first we were supposed to have gone to El Paso in Texas, but I think that Puerto Rico is so much interesting. Especially for people coming to visit us, I will have to find a way to put a “booking calendar” on the blog so that people can see when our “B ‘n’ B” is available! Two Flemish couples might come in January, they found tickets for 500 EUR and they are ready to buy their tickets already.