Thursday, June 27, 2019

Three things on Thursday - to do/doing/done



Three things I had to do today before I could sit down and write a blog post (apart from giving the cat his morning dose of attention):

- go to the Aqualectra office and apply for water and electricity to be connected to the new house. Done!
That went rather smoothly, though we don't know when we actually will be connected. But we are in the system now, so that's a start.
And yes, we had to go there physically. That's how things work here. You go to the office, take a number, wait for at least half an hour (sometimes a few hours, depending on how busy it is) and when it's your turn they get things done. It takes some time, but I like it better than how things were in the Netherlands, where in most cases it's really hard to talk to a real person if you need to take care of things.

- computer work. Partly done
Sent out a press release, answer some e-mails (my publisher needed my permission to make one of my books into an audiobook. Yes!), write a column, promote this week's column. Still have to write the column and this week's column isn't online yet.

- grocery shopping. Decided to postpone that to Saturday.
That is making me nervous because I like to have things prepared and we have a barbecue to go to on Saturday where I'm supposed to bring some food and drinks. But it's probably better to buy the meat fresh and I'm not going to fuss about making something special. They all know we're busy with the house. Maybe I'll just make some chicken/veggie skewers, those are really easy to put together.

Linking up with Carole's Three on Thursday

6 comments:

  1. You had a busy morning! And now I'm craving chicken/veggie skewers! :)
    Congrats on the audio book deal!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it was busy. This was one busy week. Next week won't be any calmer, I'm afraid...

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  2. Yay for the audio book deal!! Don't stress on the meal prep, it's your company that's more important, not what you bring!

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    1. You're right. I'm going to see if there's anything pre-made at the supermarket and maybe add a watermelon to the mix ;-)

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  3. congrats on the audio book and that cat is a sweetie!

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    1. Thanks and yes, he is! So glad he chose us to aks for food and shelter last year.

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