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by DutchGirl
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 70817

Re: DutchGirl's journal

Today I transferred 29.800 euros to the notary as a 10% downpayment on the house. I think it is the largest transaction that I ever made in one go, and I let my boyfriend check all the details before I pressed "send" on the order. Things are progressing nicely with the house. We'll meet the notary n...
by DutchGirl
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: MedSaver's Journal
Replies: 52
Views: 7591

Re: MedSaver's Journal

Good to read in your June-update that there are more good days now. I hope that trend continued, anyway?

You guys are doing pretty well financially. Keep going!
by DutchGirl
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 402
Views: 37096

Re: Halfmoon's journal

DutchGirl, thank you! This journal is partly your fault because you encouraged me back when I first joined the forum. :) I'm very glad I encouraged you back then, because I'm enjoying it so much! And to me it is a sad thing that life is like that, that people grow older and deteriorate (fast, or sl...
by DutchGirl
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 552
Views: 79147

Re: m741's ERE Journal

On the other hand, traveling with contacts to poorer areas is at the very least a nuisance. Make sure that you always use clean water / clean solutions to rinse the contacts with. An eye infection in some tropical region is easy to get, hard to shake.
by DutchGirl
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 402
Views: 37096

Re: Halfmoon's journal

I'm amazed, too. And inspired. This is what humans are capable of, if they try. Wonderful.
by DutchGirl
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 70817

Re: DutchGirl's journal

Hi Rube, it's indeed only a few miles from where I live now. These last few days have been a whirlwind of making sure all the different parts will fall into place: money/mortgage, renting a bigger car to move stuff, finding people who will come and work on the roof of the new house, a photographer t...
by DutchGirl
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 552
Views: 79147

Re: m741's ERE Journal

Hi, m741 . As an outsider, but with a sister who says her life has changed so much for the better after vision surgery, I'd say: do it. Get the surgery and enjoy good eyesight from the moment you wake up in the morning. While I see how you could also do other things with your money, if you follow yo...
by DutchGirl
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 402
Views: 37096

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Sorry to hear this, halfmoon. You're both in my thoughts.
by DutchGirl
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 70817

Re: DutchGirl's journal

We found a new house! And signed the buying contract! The house is NOT in the countryside, but does have easy access to public transport, a small garden, and a garage for the BF's car. It costs 300k euros, and I'll be responsible for half of that. It looks like housing costs will actually only incre...
by DutchGirl
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 552
Views: 79147

Re: m741's ERE Journal

Nice to keep reading your unfolding story, m741. Hmm, todoist, maybe something for me, too. I'll look into that.
by DutchGirl
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 70817

Re: DutchGirl's journal

May income was 4160 euros, due to getting the vacation money. I've spent roughly 1700 euros in May, of which 800 to rent&food, almost 600 euros on charity (the contribution for one full year to one charity, plus a few other small monthly donations - amounts will be lower for the rest of the year), 1...
by DutchGirl
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: MedSaver's Journal
Replies: 52
Views: 7591

Re: MedSaver's Journal

Nice, MedSaver. You're doing well. Keep it up. How do you like your work?
by DutchGirl
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 67
Views: 8904

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

It sounds like you had fun. And it sounds like it was interesting. Sorry that I couldn't be there. I came here to update you on my mother-in-law (who is 76 years old): it turns out that she has a relatively benign cancer type of which only few people die. Most people die with it, not because of it. ...
by DutchGirl
Sun May 14, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 70817

Re: DutchGirl's journal

We finally got the tax info from the accountant. For me it was a relief to see that I only owe 113 euros. I thought it would be more like 300 euros. And yes, I made sure that the numbers that the accountant filled in are correct; my estimate apparently was a bit off. I owed 113 euros because I worke...
by DutchGirl
Sun May 14, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Spice to life
Replies: 18
Views: 2099

Re: Spice to life

To me it sounds like you're "overdoing" it. Trying to do too much of good stuff. And trying to do none of the fun stuff. I would relax a bit and add some truly free time to your life. Time during which you can do what you want to do, not what you have to do. A little bit of playtime every now and th...
by DutchGirl
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 67
Views: 8904

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

On May 27, we seem to have 10 (actually 11, McTrex's wife as well) people who can come and join in, so I would say: let's use that date?

And we could meet in Wageningen again? (Thank you, simplex, for offering your house as the meetup place again).

So... That would be my proposal...
by DutchGirl
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Letting In the Jungle
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: Letting In the Jungle

I don't want this to become a mental illness journal, but for me, understanding why I haven't been able to follow through on all of my plans is extremely important. And being able to sit and write this and know there is a hope that I actually can follow through is enough to bring me real (stable) j...
by DutchGirl
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 402
Views: 37096

Re: Halfmoon's journal

I had to think a minute to figure out "permies", but probably permaculture enthusiasts? Survivalists would love this place, so that's a great suggestion. Yup, permaculture enthusiastics. I think it may help to let the house go if you see that the new people are very happy about it and will probably...
by DutchGirl
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Letting In the Jungle
Replies: 42
Views: 3683

Re: Letting In the Jungle

Hey Mowgli, I just want to send some hugs. Sorry to hear that you have bipolar. A friend of ours has the same thing, and it makes her life that bit harder. She has been diagnosed years ago, though, and is on stable medication that works for her and makes the disease much more manageable. I hope you ...
by DutchGirl
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Henk's journey thru life
Replies: 226
Views: 46271

Re: Henk's journey thru life

Henk, how has life been? Have you noticed anything about the political issues in Hungary?

I guess you have been okay, since generally if you're not living very close to the uproar, you can notice very little about it in your day to day life...
by DutchGirl
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 108
Views: 11549

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

> What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

Less.
by DutchGirl
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 70817

Re: DutchGirl's journal

Hi Eureka, it's possible that I'll do that instead. My plans aren't completely fixed, yet.
by DutchGirl
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 70817

Re: DutchGirl's journal

I've done two out of the three DIY tasks last month. Here's the work on the area around the fireplace: http://i.imgur.com/luRGvQV.jpg http://i.imgur.com/4yvbBE2.jpg Before ... and ....... After So it's looking a lot better, and I'm pleased with the result. Just one coat of paint was needed. I also c...
by DutchGirl
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 67
Views: 8904

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Welcome, Hégé. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. Some people again, and some for the first time.
by DutchGirl
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 67
Views: 8904

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Welcome, lente. I think there will people who are starting out and people who are on their way and people who have retired - and it's all okay. And we're not all on the exact same path, and that's okay, too.