Windmill Kinderdijk (Repost)

Somewhere in Benelux

Dear Ms Real Estate Person,

I saw this great real estate for rent in Amsterdam.  It's in a small village called Kinderdijk.  It only cost 400 EU per month to rent.  Running water is abundant.  And the building is three-story high.  No central air conditioning though.  But I figured I can fire up the wood stove.  I've never used one before but there are a lot of dead grass around the area so I should be good for ample supply of fuel.  The only caveat - which may not be a real big issue - is I have to maintain the windmill.  How hard can that be?  Just turn on the thingamajig lever and the flags start spinning.  Easy as 1, 2, 3.  I wonder about the running water in this area.  The locals tell me that the entire area could get flooded if I don't operate the windmill every day.  I find this hard to believe.  How can a teeny bit of water rise up so rapidly?  Anyways, I wanted to request you to look into this building more in depth because I think I want to buy it.  Yes, I'm quite serious.  I want to move to The Netherlands.  I've been practicing on drinking Dutch Beer and have been able to tap dance well on wooden clogs - and this I can do after a couple of rounds of beer.  A group of women are a delight to see.  They stand around and you can see them through the windows as they beckon you to come in their house.  It's proof that no central heating is required as one could not help but notice the summer clothes they are wearing.  I do find their taste for summer clothing a bit too revealing.  Never mind.  I am really more interested in fixing up the old windmill.  That should keep me busy for a while.  Please let me know as soon as possible what you find out.

Sincerely Yours,

Originally posted April 22, 2015


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