It all started in November 2020 when we had to decide where to stay after I learned that my apartment in Brussels would face a 10 to 12 month (!) delay due to corona -although I'm very doubtful it's just because of that- and that my wife would deliver the end of May 2021.
Last Updated on January 1, 2021 by Mr. FightToFIRE
Heads up! I’ll be on a two week holiday to my girlfriend’s home country to meet the family and discover her country. Because of this, I probably won’t be posting a lot in the coming two weeks.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finalize a couple of things I was working on so It’ll probably stay quiet till I’m back from my holiday. That said, I will have at least one post about the satellites in my core-satellite strategy.
Look forward to that!
I wish you all a great weekend and see you soon!
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March turned out to be a good month for my Savings Rate. While on the expenses side I spend a lot on the home and ownership part and again on food, I also received a nice extra on the income side thanks to evening deployments for work. I ended up doing a bit of nightly work between 1 am and 3 am.
Delays are normal in life. A train that's delayed because the machinist overslept, bad weather causing you to get stuck in traffic and arrive late at work. A lot of them are due to circumstance and you can't do much about them. However, my apartment that only now has reached ground level, clearly didn't just have delays due to Force Majeure from Corona.
While we are crawling closer to the delivery date of our baby girl (27 May), there is another delivery that is causing more headaches: my heavily delayed turnkey apartment. Progress is being made of course, but at the current speed, I shouldn't expect a delivery sooner than March 2022. Given these delays, I was startled when I recently received a mail about the fit and finish of my delayed turnkey apartment. My shock continued when I saw the standard finish and how much they charge for extras.
With a baby on the way, there is a lot of clothes, furniture, and stuff we have to get to properly prepare for her arrival in May. While this could be an endeavor that goes into the thousands of euros, there is a way to keep it manageable. Here is how we bought and sold our stuff online, not only for the baby but also the microwave or washing machine we didn't need anymore after moving into my grandmother's house.