Archive for October 2009

What to do with the waste-water of the washing machine?

Wednesday, 28. October 2009


When visiting the house we were told the the domestic staff quarter was converted to a laundry.

And actually it did (first sight) look alike.
No room for a bed, but cupboards likewise for a kitchen or a laundry; and even a stand to have the washing machine with the tumble dryer above.

There is a water tap behind where the washing machine is going to stand.

But the sewerage?S-washingmashine-2

Just a hole in the wall towards the backyard.

Just as big that a garden hose fits through.

Okay, and then?
Of course you might be able to connect a garden hose to the outlet of the washing maschine. And then the waste-water runs through the backyard, leaving underneath the backyard door, and downhill right towards the neighbours in number 5.S-washingmashine-3

I wonder how the previous tenant dealt with this. Didn’t they do any laundry?

Well, we don’t care what they did. We want proper sewerage.

So we propel South African economy. Some work for the plumbers, and some investment by the landlord.

Es wird wohnlich

Saturday, 24. October 2009

No idea how to translate the title. The matter of the fact is: Although there are still numerous boxes to unpack you can start feeling at home.

And tomorrow we gonna have our first guests in a furnished home.
And of course we gonna have a braai.

But today is today!

Some Pictures

We got a car

Friday, 23. October 2009

Finally, this morning, Jozua brought our car to IBM.

What am I gonna do with two cars on the parking lot?
And how do I get the rental car back?

Well, best I challenge Monique 😉

Take our car to go to the dry cleaner, and then to fetch Monique.
(Got challenged myself when trying to leave the parking of the shopping center – the car is just too big!)

At home I said to Monique, she had to drive me to IBM, so that I could get the rental car to return it, and she should pick me up at Hertz.

“You are so nasty”, she said. –
What can I do, she was so keen about the gangster car!

"You are so nasty to make me drive this"