Final days of house sitting

In two days, on Monday night, my friends will return from their vacation. Which means tomorrow is cleaning day. It’s going to be a warm day, again. So I’ll start early, that way I also get it over and done with as early as possible and I can relax the rest of the day. On Monday morning I pack my stuff, my father will pick it up that morning. I’ve decided that after my father picks up my things I’ll also head home. That way I can unpack and do laundry. In the late afternoon I’ll cycle back to walk the dog one more time. I usually wait until I’ve walked the dog the last time before heading home. But if I would do that it would mean I get home around dinner time, and I can’t unpack until after that. I’d rather spend my evening after dinner relaxing. To be honest, I’m really looking forward to sleeping in my own bed again and sleeping in on Tuesday (I don’t have to work that day, I’m so glad about that).

Earlier this week I finished the first Pieter Vos book, The House of Dolls, by David Hewson. I was afraid of the stereotyping of the Dutch. He did address the stereotyping, but to show that those stereotypes aren’t right. I really enjoyed the book, it did give a good sense of Amsterdam. I can’t say if the criminal underworld was realistically portrayed or not, but it did feel realistic.

I’ve now started the Black Winter series by Darcy Coates, the first book is Voices in the Snow. I didn’t get very far yet, but what I’ve read is promising.

I didn’t do as much reading as I hoped. But I did like the books I’ve read, and that’s really what counts. It’s been a hot week and very hard to concentrate because of that. Yesterday it was finally a little bit cooler, below 30C degrees, as well as today. Tomorrow it’s going to be a little bit warmer but from Monday the temperatures will start to drop. Earlier this week they predicted that temperatures would start to drop today, I was hoping my bedroom at home would get a chance to cool down before I got home. It’s an old house, with thick walls, on my floor the lay-out is such that if I open the windows it won’t cool down quicker. So it looks like it’ll be a couple of muggy days and nights when I get home. But at least I’m sleeping in my own bed again.

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