a busy weekend

Such a busy weekend!

Big piles of dirty laundry were waiting for me on Saturday morning and kept me busy for most of the day (note: the typical rental flat in Switzerland does not have a washing machine inside the flat! There is the communal washing machine in the basement and normally each tenant has one day of the week in order to do the laundry. Although there is a second machine for some laundry in between, it normally piles up quickly and since our day of the week is Saturday, I spend a considerable amount of time each weekend in the basement, washing, hanging and folding clothes…). Since I was already busy doing stuff, I cleaned the bathroom and the toilet, vacuum cleaned the flat, unloaded the dishwasher, loaded it again, prepared supper, prepared dinner and and and.

The cleaning bug partly caught me because my sister’s parents in law paid us a quick visit today. Her parents in law are Swiss. And they are over 70 years old. Which, among others, means that they are very (very) clean. I know it sounds ridiculous, but that’s how it is. I am already used to it due to our neighbours, but I am still getting slightly nervous when I know that we’ll be visited by true Swiss people. Therefore, our flat was very comparably clean today.

They came in order to pick up some baby equipment that my sister borrowed me. Since she is expecting another child in April, everything has to go back to her which meant that I was also busy sorting incredibly small baby clothes (oh dear, are babies really that small when they are born?). One big item that we needed to carry upstairs was our bassinet. It’s one of these rare things that are indeed passed on from generation to generation. I was already sleeping in it. Most of my nieces and nephews were sleeping in it. The little one was sleeping in it. In April, her new cousin will sleep in it. And hopefully, one day, it’ll return to us and another (incredibly) little one will sleep in it.

Later today, the moving continued…Karsten helped a friend moving a couch (with a short intermission due to an somehow unexpected shower of snow while the little one and I went there by bus in order to join the coffee and cake afterwards.

And now? I think now I will make myself a nice well-deserved cup of tea and enjoy reading one of the Rebus books that play in Edinburgh. Or watch an episode of Breaking Bad. Let’s see…

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About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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