Though I could hardly have refused to help. Anyway, they're up in their new abode tonight, with nothing to do but to sort out their stuff as neither cable nor Internet have made it to the area yet...nor have landlines. Which is a bit worrisome, as I've noticed mobile reception isn't great there, either. I'll see how they've got on in a few days, as I've been invited to see out 2007 over at theirs. Then I'll see in 2008 with a christening -- Joost's son and daughter (3 and 6 years old, respectively) are going to be baptised on New Year's Day, in the church their father and I visited after Peronne died.
He has decided to put his life on the line one more time. He will go in for his fifth and final surgery on January 3rd.