Friday August 11
Today was the birthday of Lindy, Lindy and her family stayed with us in Ohio the week before we left to Europe. Their last day, Sunday , they went to Vegas to start their camper trip through the west and we went to Schiphol to go to the boat.
Being up early I decided to text Lindy a happy birthday and to my surprise she reacted, while normally on a non school day, she would never wake up before lunch time. Asking what she wanted for her birthday she replied Euro’s for the art supplies. OK…But I also know she likes chocolate, so I got on shore, jumped on the bike and pedaled to Jamin to buy some chocolate coins.
Deb and I got ready after this to drive to the Michielsen’s in Waddinxveen. When I stepped in the little Fiat 500, I saw that the fuel gauge was on low, so first stop ….Gas station. pushed the nozzle in, pressed the handle and click , darn, move the nozzle, darn sensitive nozzles……press the handle and again after a few drops click …so I kept doing this until I had about 4 liters in. At that point, 5 minutes later, I decide to give up and try another gas station. I walked in paid, got back in the car and told Deb about it, and she said yes next station. I stop at the exit, look to the dash and the gauge is 3/4 …. I shake my head and think what the frell…I look closer . and I see it is the temperature gauge, so I mistook the temperature gauge for the fuel gauge, and putzed around trying to fill up a full tank. I am needing to wear glasses more.