I woke up this morning to a world covered in white garbage, or snow as most people call it. I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t open the door so the dogs could go outside and I threw myself towards the door (and I’m not a light weight person) and it opened up just enough so I could see the snow. I did the same three times until the door was open enough to let the dogs run out. I wasn’t happy at all. It was heavy wet and semi-frozen snow that had built up towards the door and I think we got around 10cm (4 inches) of it. The temperature is above 0C (32F) so the snow is melting away in a slow pace.
I just made it to work without coming too late, I think I had a few seconds left before I had been late to work 🙂 Anyway, I called the ones who have my application for the new system. The one who handles my application texted me and said she was sick so I should talk to another one who works at her team. I told her the same thing as I had told them the last time I called and she explained to me what usually happens when one applies for a new system.
She said that they normally after going through the application drives out again to see where the shower water, washing water and dish washing water will so to speak have its end station so I don’t lead the water towards an area they don’t think I should lead it. When everything is decided they’ll approve of the application and I’ll have plenty of time to fix what I need to fix. Unless You have been forbidden to use the sewer system You have. I’m pretty sure they would have sent me a letter telling me if I was forbidden to use the sewer system I have, so at the moment I’m calm again 🙂 She also said that since I had sent them the application the ball now lay in their court so it was up to them to give me time enough (unless I was forbidden and so on 🙂 )
I do have a back up plan though if I would get any problems. I have a work friend who’s a farmer and he owns a few properties with houses and if I would get any problems I would simply move to one of those houses until mine was fixed. The good thing is that one of his neighbors are old friends of mine from Gothenburg who also moved up the this part of the country. They have dogs and they have dog yards so I would ask them if I could rent one of their dog houses/ yards while I had to live there. Very close to a highway though so I think we all would feel stressed at the beginning 🙂
So at the moment it looks ok again but I still have my backup plan just in case 🙂 It is time to relax and I’ll have some cocoa tonight. I’m really not hungry so I might skip to eat something, I’m big enough to survive an evening without eating 🙂
Have a great day!
I was thinking of trying to find something new about our folklore this morning but I’ve been busy so I’ll find something later on, December is after all rather long 🙂 So what have I’ve been up to You might wonder? If You haven’t You might as well stop reading now because I am going to tell You 🙂
I have for quite some time had a broken washing machine standing in my bathroom and I should have removed it long ago but I’ve used it as a place to have my laundry on 🙂 But this morning I finally got the thumbs out my a.. and started dismantle it. The first two screws were easy to remove and that was the only easy things to remove 🙂 It is amazing how rusty things can get stuck. You might wonder why I just didn’t carry it out? Well, it turns out that they had placed the machine there before they placed a smaller door frame to the bathroom 🙂
I just couldn’t take a part the four walls on it but I did manage to get out everything inside it after a few hours. So I tried to flatten that square metal box as good as I could and managed to get it out from the bathroom. Everything is now placed in my car, I’ll give it all to my work friend who will sell it as metal scrap. Yes I could have done that too but it’s just not worth the energy if that’s all I have.
The place where the washing machine stood will be the place where I’ll place the incineration toilet I’ll have later on. I mailed my application to change me sewer system in early November but they still haven’t answered to it so I haven’t been able to buy the things I’ll be needing. The odd thing is that the latest day they should have this application is December first and they have mailed me to say they’ll be coming here to see the changes I’ve done?!
Well, that’s a bit tricky since they haven’t answered to my application! Also there’s a risk that the system I have no will be forbidden to use this coming month so I’m not sure what to do 🙂 🙂 🙂 If I only could get an answer about the incineration toilet so I could start buying that one, It’s hard to manage without a toilet 🙂 I have called them about this but the one taking care of my property has been on a course for two days and they said they would mail her so she could call me, she never did. I’ll try to reach her tomorrow again because there’s really no use in coming here to check what I’ve been doing since I haven’t done anything since they haven’t answered on my application and that, said a work friend, can take months 🙂 🙂 The letter I got from them earlier this year said that if I didn’t send in an application to them before December first my sewer system would be forbidden to use. Now I wonder, since they want to come here on December first, if they will give me time to get new things or if they just will say that I’m not allowed to use what I have 🙂 🙂
The morning was grey and dull, strong winds have been blowing and rain has been falling. I fell asleep in front of the tv for a while, the dogs were sleeping on one side of it and I had space enough to sit comfortable on the other side. The world looked quite different when I woke up again, it was white and the temperature is so low that I’m not sure it will melt away. Predictions says it will but they haven’t been that accurate to be honest. According to predictions the temperature will fall for a while and then go up again. I wouldn’t mind if it got cold if the wind stopped to blow.
It is time for some tea and then I might watch a dvd again.
Have a great day!
It has been a grey and dull day here and I’ve spent most of it in my sofa watching dvd’s. First I watched Minions and I liked it as I thought I would and I’ve also watched Jurassic World and it was so, so. I’ve seen much better and I’ve seen much worse so I guess I could have been more disappointed than I am 🙂
I had other things that I could have done today but the over all weather wasn’t inspiring me to do anything indoors or outdoors. I was thinking of taking a nap for a while but I didn’t have the energy to leave the sofa and I would have disturbed both the dogs who were sleeping by my side 🙂
I’ve turned on the lights on my tiny Yule tree and the Star of Advent too, one day too early to be honest. Now I only need to see if the light bulbs on the electric Advent candlesticks still are working, I think I can make place for at least one at my windows. The last light chain will also need somewhere to be placed but that can wait another day or so.
The strong winds they had predicted for today flew elsewhere and it won’t be especially bad the coming week either according to predictions so my guess is that it will be strong winds all week long, even if it is quite calm outside at the moment 🙂
It is time to watch another dvd I think and I’ll have a pot of tea while I do that.
Have a great day!
Salmiak isn’t happy at all about Sunes love for cats 🙂
The wind is howling, the drizzle is drizzling and even though it is rather warm, 8C (46,4F) it’s not especially nice to be outside. The wind will only get stronger and stronger they say but thankfully it will come from west so my neighbors cottage will take the hit from the gusts, They won’t be happy about that but I usually thank them for having their home where they have it so I don’t notice storms especially much 🙂
I drove by the super market on my way home and bought fire logs and Julmust 🙂 No gingerbread though, I can’t eat many of them without getting a wobbly stomach and my stomach is already wobbly so I decided I’ll have digestives instead, not as tasty as gingerbread but nice with butter and cheese on them and perhaps some jam too 🙂
I also bought a dvd, Minions 🙂 I do like those yellow little things 🙂 but I don’t like how they are used in commercials now, I know that is what happens with anything popular and the creators wants more money of course so who can blame them. But still, I wish they wouldn’t have sold them to commercials.
Here in Sweden it’s forbidden to show commercials targeted toward children when they show children’s programs on tv, if the tv channel is based in Sweden. They can’t however don’t stop it if the channel is based in any other country. I now fully understand why they forbid that. Some of the for the moment free channels I have right now are cartoon channels and they show lots of commercials targeted towards children and even I want those toys after seeing those commercials 🙂 If I had had a small child I would never get any of those channels, it would cost me a fortune when Christmas and birthdays arrived 🙂
It is time to give all the animals something to eat and I think I’ll have something as well. I’ll also make a huge pot of tea, I’m already so tired that it might be able to help me stay awake for a few more hours 🙂
Have a great day!
I’ve ordered the yule cards and I like the photo but I sort of would have liked something more colorful. Well I could have saved some that I like from earlier this year so I really have no right to be annoyed about that 🙂
The warmer weather they promised us in the earlier is now gone, as I said the other day. Now the temperature drops after every new prediction they make 🙂 So far they still are above 0C (32F) but there’s time to change that too 🙂 and it looks like we’ll get a storm after the weekend with very strong gusts, thankfully it will come from west so I will most likely not notice much of it here in my cottage, my neighbors on the other hand will most likely get the full force from it.
The first of Advent is this Sunday and that’s a sort of big thing here, it is the beginning of Christmas or Jul (Yule) as we say here. I will of course buy lots of Julmust and gingerbread, a must at advent first 🙂 I think it is time for me to dig deep in to our folk-lore too, I usually do that this time of year. Now begins the time when the beings are out walking around a lot since it is dark so much of the day and this is also a time when they are as most powerful.
Beings here are usually not especially nice and lots of the fairy tales that have become Disney films have very different endings over here. The little Mermaid for instance dies a horrible death, Sleeping Beauty is in the original story actually raped while sleeping, by a king, and wakes up after giving birth to two sons (the queen didn’t like that at all 🙂 ), that’s not a story one tells children at bedtime 🙂 Cinderella’s step sisters are actually trying to make the glass shoe fit by cutting of parts of their feet 🙂 One cuts of her big toe and the other her heel. That was actually a story I red myself as very young 🙂
Fairies loves to give little children diseases and tends to kill them as well, gnomes can help but also burn down our homes and the list of bad thing those beings can do is endless 🙂 Our trolls however isn’t especially bad (unless they are mountain trolls, they are always bad). Most trolls look just like us, the thing that separates us is their tail, normally they hide it well though 🙂
It is time for something to eat and then some dog belly scratching before I go to bed.
Have a great day!
The day has felt as slow as cold molasses, still I didn’t look at the clock especially much. It still felt like I spent a week at work today 🙂 I wonder why some days are like that? They say that the closer one comes to a black hole the slower the time will pass, I wonder if a microscopic black hole decided to stay a while close to me today 🙂
Perhaps it was gliding around in the universe minding its own business and suddenly it found our little planet and the little village where I worked. Perhaps it got interested in what we were doing in the little factory, went inside and decided to follow me during the day before it would continue its journy elswhere 🙂 Everything is possible You know 🙂
I’m a bit tired and a bit hungry so I think I’ll stop for today. I think it is time to sit in the sofa and scratch the dogs bellies again 🙂
Have a great day!
I woke up to a rather cold world this morning, the temperature had dropped down to -13,4C (7,9F) and it was actually a bit chilly indoors. I had kept the fire burning almost all day but the heat hasn’t pushed its way through the walls quite yet so the chilly air can still make its way indoors. I’ll keep on having a fire in the stove even if it now will get warmer because as soon as the walls are warm the warmth will stay here inside my cottage.
The ice was almost impossible to remove from the car windows and I did think the car rolled rather badly but though I might imagine that since I really didn’t like this cold morning at all 🙂 It turns out my hand break had frozen solid 🙂 🙂 Thankfully I never pull it hard, I just keep using it so it still will work when It really needs to. So every now and again I stopped at a parking space along the road so the brake discs could cool down and the brake pads had been worn down just enough when I stopped for the last time so the discs were cool again 🙂
The sun shone during the day though so the hand brake had thawed 🙂 Now I won’t use that hand brake until the weather is warmer again 🙂 Otherwise it was a rather uneventful day. I worked in the neighbor factory half the day and kept looking for a thing they had ordered me to paint (according to our work computers) but not according to their computers 🙂 I guess they’ll scream the day they can’t find it but needs it 🙂
It is time for something to eat and then I’ll scratch the dogs bellies 🙂 Perhaps there even will be something worth watching on any of those channels I have for free for a while but I really doubt that 🙂
Have a great day!
We have a sunny afternoon here after a rather grey and dull morning. The night was actually slightly less cold than the night before because clouds arrived so the little warmth we had here stayed. Tonight however will be rather chilly since the sky will stay clear. I’m already looking forward to scrape the car windows 🙂
I’ve been to the dog house and put up one of my old working t-shirts over the way out of it and turned on the radiator. I’ve tried all kinds of things to have in front of that opening, a door, door mat, rubber sheet , an old sweater and god knows what and they refuse to go outside when there’s an actual door and they tear down everything else 🙂 I am hoping it was only the old guys that didn’t like something covering the entrance and I’ll know for sure tomorrow after work. If they leave it alone I’ll get something thicker to keep the cold air outside.
The dog house is actually a big part of the woodshed/ garage but it sounds as if it was free-standing in the dog yard. I have the radiator on a very low temperature, around 5C (41F) I’ve noticed that they don’t want it any warmer in there. Nova will most likely not stay for too long in there anyway, she loves to go through the hole she has dug in to the garage and stay there all day. If she’s happy I’m happy 🙂
The suspected terrorist they arrested and raised the level of threat towards Sweden is now released and is no longer suspected of being a terrorist 🙂 🙂 🙂 The track record of the Swedish secret police more or less told us already from the beginning that they would be wrong and once again they proved it themselves 🙂 🙂 🙂 Perhaps they now could concentrate of getting the ones we actually fear here since the brown ghost now is very active.
I’ve realised I have no bread at home. I will soon start a fire in the stove and can easily just bake a bread myself but I just don’t want to 🙂 I could make scones of course, easy to bake and quick too but I think I’ll make rice porridge instead and enough of it so I can heat it up in the microwave tomorrow morning.
I have suddenly lots of channels I can watch on tv right now, I guess it is one of those times before the big weekends they show them for free so that we should be tempted to buy them afterwards. I think that if they want us to do that they should show the really good channels, not the ones they show now like Fox 🙂 So at the moment I have several tv channels I can fall asleep to instead of the normal 6 I usually have 🙂
It is time to start that fire in the stove and to make that rice porridge and then the dogs and cats will have their food too.
Have a great day!
I woke up to a rather chilly morning, the predictions were actually spot on when it comes to the temperature!!! -8C (17,6F) Guess if I’m surprised 🙂 🙂 The rain and high humidity that we’ve had lately helped to frost everything outside so the world was rather sparkling white and lots of it sparkled in different colors when the sun every now and again managed to shine through gaps in the cloud cover. Too bad those are so difficult to capture with the camera.
The fog that they had predicted however never came, well they are saying that we’ll get fog from 3pm but there are no signs what so ever that this prediction will come true. I’m still hoping though because if it actually shows up at 3 I’ll have around 36 minutes to et some photos until the sun sinks and it’ll get dark again. In summer it take a couple of hours until it is dark after the sun has set, in winter it takes minutes. It’s only one month and one day until it slowly, slowly starts to turn around towards longer days again.
I started the day with starting a fire in the stove and the cottage got nice and warm rather quickly but it takes a few days until the warmth stays for any longer period of time, the walls are cold and it takes some time before the heat eats its way through them so the warmth stays an entire day after having the fire in the morning. I always wake up a lot of flies when I start using the old stove and once again I heard how the spiders above my head in the bedroom got a fat fly as evening meal. It must be a horrible death for the fly but every time I hear them getting caught in those webs I say “Thank You Charlotte” 🙂
The security police here in Sweden raised the threat level of terrorism during the week claiming they had proof a young man was up to something and that they searched after him everywhere (they even posted a photo of him so we all could look for the “evil” one), turns out he was at home in his apartment all the time and had even made updates on facebook 🙂 🙂 This isn’t the first time our secret police makes a fool out of themselves. One time they stormed an apartment and knocked down a man in front of his children. It turns out they had stormed the wrong place and that the man was totally innocent! So far they haven’t apologised to the family and this is over a year ago.
Every time they bring any of those “evil” men to court they lose so I have serious doubts about if they actually know anything but instead just want to be as cool as the big boys in other countries that actually have problems. The one suicide bomber we actually have had was missed totally and to be honest he wasn’t the brightest star in the sky. The only thing he blew up was himself and a car. It is also well known that our secret police don’t do much about the ones we do fear, the nazis. They can run around threatening people and start riots without being disturbed at all.
It doesn’t look like we’ll get any fog, too bad I wanted to get a few good fog and frost photos but that will have to wait for a while. Instead I’ll make a pot of tea, start a fire in the stove and enjoy the evening.
Have a great day!
It is a cold day and the fire is burning in the stove. We never got any snow but we did get lots of rain and then the temperature dropped, so I had concrete ice all over my car this morning. It was almost impossible to open the doors 🙂 The roads were much better than I could have hoped for though so I won’t complain too much about this weather.
I wouldn’t mind if it stayed cold for a while so lots of tics and other pests to life would freeze to death. I don’t think the balance of nature would get to disturbed if most tics and moose flies just died, I guess the wild life would become much healthier if they did and I wouldn’t have to wake up at night feeling them crawling around on me and that’s something I really don’t like.
I drove to the super market on my way home and bought fire logs and two dvd’s. One is Jurassic world and it got pretty good reviews and the other one is SPY (with Melissa McCarthy) and I haven’t read any review about that one. Critics are usually always trying to find something wrong with movies and especially comedies, so if they give a comedy higher rating than two out of five it usually isn’t fun 🙂 The only bad thing I read about Jurassic world was that it it wasn’t especially feministic or something like that.
We’ll have rather cold weather for a few days until warmer arrives around Tuesday but I don’t trust those predictions especially much. If they predict the weather further than fifteen minutes into the future it’s most likely wrong anyway 🙂 I hope it will be as cold as they say tomorrow though because that will most likely make nice frost making everything look like it was frosted with sugar 🙂
It is time to make some food for the dogs and after that some for me too. I think I’ll make a big pot of tea, it is weekend so I can stay up for as long as I wish and the tea might just make me do that 🙂
Have a great day!
The weather predictions have been rather wobbly these last days. They have shown anything from lots of rain and above 0C (32F) to lots of snow and below 0C (32F). The last time i checked, two hours ago, they showed mixed rain and snow and around 0C (32F) for tonight and early morning tomorrow 🙂 🙂
I have worked in the neighbor factory all day today and I drove the 250 meters (much the same in yards) to the other factory since it rained and I was so glad I did when I was going back because then it poured down and the wind had started to blow a bit hard too. Normally I like to walk between the places but there is a line that mustn’t be passed when it comes to bad weather 🙂
The film rolls I mailed to the new developer has come back. They can unfortunately not develop all kinds of black and white film and they can’t scan or make photo copies of the bigger 120 film negatives, so those two rolls came back but I did get the 135 films developed and scanned to a cd 🙂 So today You’ll see a few photos from the latest Nikon I bought. Some are so sharp (at least I think it is due to sharpness) that they are a bit difficult to look at.
It is time to make something to eat, change the alarm so I’ll get up in time tomorrow since I always start an hour earlier on Fridays. Winter is coming so I’ll go to the super market tomorrow to buy some packages of fire logs. I have fire wood in the wood shed but I need to chop it down to the right size and I don’t feel like doing that now 🙂
Have a great day!
Nothing special has happened today and I really can’t come up with anything special to write about, so I’ll skip todays post and move myself to my sofa and scratch the bellies of my dogs the entire evening 🙂
Well there’s one thing, we now think that the forest machines scared the wild hogs and now they’ve found their way into the center of the village, they have found tracks just up the slope here beside my cottage and that we don’t like.
See You on Thursday!
Have a great day!
It was a tad chilly here during the night, the temperature dropped to -4C (28,4F) but the temperature rose to just above 0C (32F) before I left for work. Still I had to remove the ice from the car windows which I didn’t like at all 🙂 But I guess it was this cold night that made me sing christmas songs all day 🙂
I watched a nature program the other day about the white Black bears in western Canada. Spirit bears they are called and they are truly beautiful. We don’t have any white bears here but we do have something else, white moose. I don’t think we call them anything like spirit moose though 🙂 They aren’t albinos either so they are just as strong and healthy as the normal brown moose. They say we have a couple of hundred walking around in our forests. None around here though.
I’ve only seen them in photos myself and they too are truly beautiful. They aren’t protected in any way but the few hunters that have shot one of them aren’t especially popular afterwards so they tend to leave them alone. Considering they shoot over 70 000 to 100 000 moose each year I think they could just leave them alone. Here is a link to Google pictures showing white moose: White moose
I’ve just posted a letter with four rolls of film to a new place, the one where I buy my film rolls. It is much cheaper and if they do a good job I’ll stay there. I don’t know for how long I’ll have to wait but the name of the business is Bildsnabben ( something like fast pictures 🙂 ). I hope the name shows to be right 🙂
Have a great day!
The day has so far not been especially pleasant at all despite no rain and no wind. But the air has a raw feeling to it and even if it is way over freezing point it still feels bitter cold. The sunshine we were supposed to have all morning lasted barely half an hour and predictions says we won’t get more sunshine today. So I’m not the least surprised to see big blue gaps in between the clouds right now 🙂
Both the machine that cuts down trees and the one cleaning up after is still out in the forest which means they still have work to do here. It worries me a bit that I now have found more plastic ribbons on trees but for another owner. I hope it is all about thinning because that part of the forest protects us from the western winds that otherwise would hit especially my two neighbors cottage badly if a storm came. I think my cottage still would be just as protected by my closest neighbors cottage as it is now though.
I still have the laundry to do today but otherwise nothing much will happen here. We’ll take another walk before the sun sets though so the laundry will have to wait until after that. The forest owner who has had trees cut down was out thinning out bushes in between trees still standing. I don’t know why but he cut down all the hazel nut bushes too. Since they were cut down and supposed to die (the roots are still there though, so they will start growing as soon as spring comes again) I went out and took a few cuttings. I placed them in pots outside but I have no idea if they will get roots but it is worth a try anyway.
The male flowers had already started to develop, way too early in this part of the world so I’m pretty sure there wouldn’t have been any nuts next year anyway, they would have been destroyed as soon as winter would arrive. It is time to goon that walk, the sun sets at 3:47 pm today and it gets dark really fast now.
Have a great day!
I woke up this rather wonderful but chilly morning to the news about what had happened in Paris yesterday evening. I was looking at facebook and wondered why I saw all these comments about us all being French today but no explanation to why. So I popped over to the newspapers and found out. It is still not confirmed who did this and why but we all have our suspicions. But then again we all had when Breivik killed all these people in Norway and how wrong we were then.
It is when things like these happens that I appreciate how fantastic I live, in a cottage by a bog at the outskirts of the world where the main concern at the moment is that they have chopped down a part of the forest and that flies tend to destroy the summer if spring was rainy. Sort of gives perspective to how small our problems are here 🙂
We’ve had a chilly morning here and some parts of the forest had frost, the grass on the roads were still frozen when we walked there an hour after the sun had risen. Flocks of birds flew between the trees, deer was jumping around all over the place and I heard a moose calf calling for its mother when we came a bit too close for it. Thankfully mother moose decided to walk the opposite way bringing her youngling with her.
We walked out to the bog and the chopped down area is smaller than I first thought and it sort of makes a circle around an area making it an island of trees. I don’t know why they’ve done it that way but I’m pretty sure the wildlife likes it. They can go out and graze in the open areas and fairly quickly run in to safety in the forest if they need to.
The clouds are once again starting to cover the sky so I was lucky to be outside while the sun still shone. We might get some sunshine before it sets at 3:49 pm and we’ll get some sunshine tomorrow morning again before the clouds and rain comes again. It is the small moments we’ll have to enjoy 🙂
Have a great day!
Weather-wise this has been a dreadful day, pouring rain and som strong gusts didn’t make a good walk after work. But it did look as if it should stop just as we were getting out, the clouds were much more light grey than the ones that just had left us. So off we went to the forest because I really wanted to see how much they had cut down. We hadn’t come far when a big SUV passed us and stopped, it was hunters looking for a dog that according to the gps should be just nearby.
I don’t know if they found it though but I do hope they did because the weather had just become worse again. It didn’t look that bad when I looked into the forest, they had just been thinning close to our cottages but then we came closer to the bog, where the creek is that Sune loves to take a bath in, it looked a bit too bright. The forest is thick there and it is always dark even on sunny days.
The raining was so bad when we came out there that I couldn’t see anything through my glasses and I don’t see much further away than 15cm (6 inches) without them 🙂 but this I couldn’t miss. There’s not a single tree left in my favorite places to walk. I would have liked to go down to the little creek but the raining just got worse so we turned back home again.
I don’t like when they cut down the forest but I really can’t complain about it can I? I have a cottage made from trees, I have furnitures made from trees and I have a fire heated stove that needs tree to work., It is just as much my fault they chop down trees as the forest owners and to be honest, they own forest just because they can make money from it.
The odd thing is that the three tree stumps, that I call the three Bog Ladies still stands! They have managed to stay even when they have been removing all other tree stumps. Our folklore says that a forest nymph (and the Bog Ladies are forest nymphs) can look like a rotten old tree stump when they want to but can quickly change to something else like a woman or a deer if they need to go away. So perhaps I haven’t been wrong about them being Bog Ladies 🙂
Have a great day!
I’ve heard it a few times when I get up in the morning, they are chopping down trees in the forest. I can’t see anything from here where I live but I sure can hear it. I have been expecting it since all trees have the same age and they started chopping them down some years ago.
Around 65 years ago not a single tree grew here so that is the age of the forest where I take all my photos. This area was totally open and most of it was pastures and some fields were used to grow grain but the ground is so poor here that there wasn’t any use continuing, so they planted trees everywhere instead.
Over hundred years ago the bog wasn’t a bog either, it was a shallow lake and rather big to be honest. They had drained it for quite some time but never managed to drain it totally, there’s still a tiny lake where the bog was as deepest. The beekeeper has actually taken a few baths in it and the water feels oily he says.
Today they aren’t allowed to take care of the oldest ditches in the bog, so the water level will slowly rise again even if it won’t become the big lake it once was. It will most likely become a big swamp instead, lucky us because that will most likely mean we’ll have more flies here during summer 🙂 🙂 Well I guess the birds will love it 🙂
I’ve been out on the net checking wildlife cameras and there are lots of different ones. I don’t feel a need to have one that sends me messages to my mobile phone every time it takes a photo, with my luck it will take loads of photos showing two cats, Bertil and Teodor :-)But the laws around these cameras are very fuzzy here.
I can hide in trees and bushes taking photos of people passing by without they knowing it but I can’t put up a wildlife camera doing the exact same thing 🙂 It is the law we have here that allows anyone to walk anywhere in nature no matter who owns the land, “Allemansrätten” or “right of public access” law we have here that stops us from putting up these wildlife cameras. I can however put it up in my garden since the law doesn’t include gardens and it might be legal to put it up in the dogyard but since one can see through the fence it most likely isn’t legal, just in case I would photograph a human. But I can hide there myself and take a photo with my normal camera 🙂
It is time to get something to eat.
Have a great day!
Something is walking around close to the dog yard/ house, even Nova was cautious when I opened the door after work both yesterday and today. She did walk around sniffing on the ground a lot instead of running to the front door as she always do otherwise. I think it is time to get one of those wild life cameras now. Yes I know I’ve said I won’t buy any more camera but this is after all a totally different thing 🙂
I can’t see any tracks though so I have no idea what it might be. I know I can find such a camera on our eBay (called Tradera) so I’ll pop over there after writing this. My guess is that it is a lynx, they have been seen on our gravel road in the middle of the day before when most of us are at work.
It has been a rather uneventful day to be honest. I worked in the neighbor factory and went to the grocery store on my way back to my ordinary workplace. I had more or less only two things to buy, the lunch for today and socks and came out of the store with lots of things but no socks 🙂 I don’t even remember to write down sock when I actually write a list 🙂 So I better stop here so I can wash the few ones I still have 🙂
Have a great day!
So I drove to work as usual this morning and the wind gusts was so strong that the car had problems staying in the middle of the road. I didn’t think much of the car having problems like that since the wind gusts were so strong. I didn’t realise something was wrong until I had to go to a bank appointment during the day.
I was just going outside the door thinking that it was nice to have new tires and not to have to think about pumping in air in the tires every Friday as I have been doing since late summer. The first thing I see is that there’s almost no air in the left back tire 🙂 Thankfully I can fill it up at work so I hurried to do that so I would get to my appointment in time and when I left the bank I called the garage.
They wanted me to come directly to fix the tire so I left a bit early to go there. We didn’t even have to take off the tire to see what was wrong, it rained something insanely (well the strong winds made it look worse than it was I think) and there was so much water on the tire that we could see bubbles popping up from the valve. It took him just a few minutes to fix and I even came home a few minutes earlier than normal 🙂
The wind is howling and will soon turn in to a roar again, it’ll come from south-west so my neighbors cottage will take the hardest hit and I’ll just hear the roar. I’ll sleep well tonight, I always do when the winds roar. I’m not however sure my neighbors will, their cottage trembles every time we have a storm passing by.
Have a great day!
The storm passed slightly more north than they had predicted so I could hear the wind roaring when I woke up during the night. I always sleep well when I hear the wind roar but feel that it doesn’t reach my cottage so I fell asleep immediately again. It calmed down fast here though and I couldn’t feel any stronger winds when we went out on our morning walk.
They’re saying that we’ll get sunshine this afternoon and I have actually already seen some when a big gap in the clouds flew by. I can see some smaller gaps in the distance too so who knows, they might actually have gotten the prediction right this time 🙂 I’m hoping the sun breaks through before we go on our next walk, even though it is fairly warm outside according to the thermometer it still feels a bit chilly.
Warmer days like these, when we’re somewhere between autumn and winter brings out the flies that are sort of hibernating in springs that always can be found in old tree houses and unfortunately those flies tend to find their way inside the homes. Thankfully it’s not the annoying or biting kinds, these just wants to go outside as soon as they can. Still, some always remain inside and desperately flies around hitting the ceilings when I turn out the lights.
I have spiders in my home and they are all very welcome and I can hear how the flies fly around until they get caught in the webs and desperately tries to get away. Naturally they can’t and even if I like spiders and dislike flies it still feels a bit sad knowing the awful end these flies will meet. But then again I do feel happy that my spiders won’t starve or eat each other 🙂 So every morning when I wake up my home is fly free and it all starts all over again the same evening if the day has been fairly warm.
It looks like the sun is breaking trough big time now so I think it is time for another walk, as soon as we get home again I’ll do the laundry I always do on Sundays. I can see I need new socks so I better remember that when I go to the store next time.
Have a great day!
It is not the brightest of days here, in fact it is very dreary and gloomy here. The clouds are hanging low and it drizzles every now and again. We were supposed to have some heavy showers but thankfully those have missed this village. There will be no improvement in the weather today but they do still predict some sunshine for tomorrow after noon.
Yesterday I drove to Falköping after I had been at the garage to get some things I wanted for the weekend and I was looking after a grocery store the garage owner told me about because even if Falköping is a tiny town the traffic is murderous and it is hard to find any parking spaces. I missed it yesterday but realised when I came home that I needed to find it. I had an email in my computer telling me a package was waiting for me there. I can’t understand why but all other delivery services use another store than this one.
The package would stay there for two weeks but I thought it best to go there this morning. I thought that the store, like all other stores would open up at 9 am but I thought wrong, they didn’t open until 10 🙂 Thankfully I had brought my camera so I drove to the old health resort on the mountain and took some photos to show here. It is mostly building because I didn’t want to go to the top of the mountain where they have a tiny zoo and a beautiful walking area. I was still a bit early when I came back to the car so I went to a petrol station and filled up my car, it turns out that the petrol price was 1/9 of an US dollar lower there than in the village where I usually fill up with petrol.
I went to the store and picked up the package and yes it is an old camera 🙂 🙂 I was thinking the other week that I have no old-time Nikon and there is one that usually is very cheap because for some reason people rather buy the later versions even if this one is really good. It is a Nikon F-401s (in the US 4004s). It is seen as a beginners camera and the first one that Nikon tried autofocus but it can be handled fully manually too. I already had a lens I could use so this one costed around 10 US dollars. I’ve already started to use it and so far I like it a lot. But now I feel that I really don’t need any more cameras 🙂 🙂
We met a neighbor when we went out walking after I had come back from Falköping and he told me that earlier this week he had heard Sune barking like crazy and he just wouldn’t stop. So he walked down to the dog yard and found a terrified Sune with his hair standing straight up. Sune calmed down when my neighbor started talking to him and suddenly he went down the hole they have digged leading into the garage and stayed there quiet 🙂 Wer are now both wondering what could have scared him so much because my neighbor couldn’t see anything.
He finds both moose and wild hog interesting so we doubt that any of those had been close but it could be either the lynx which pass here every now and again or perhaps the wolves have come back? I don’t worry about the lynx, they’ll rather run that try to fight with a dog but I will keep my eyes open to see if I can see any tracks from wolves. I doubt a wolf would try to get in to the dogyard and if it did it wouldn’t be able to get through that small hole into the garage, that would also be a very dangerous thing to do for the wolf because it would not know what would meet it inside the garage, the risk would just be too great. I’ll keep my eyes open though.
It is time for a pot of tea and perhaps something little to eat. They are showing NCIS Los Angeles on channel six right now but I lost interest when they for the zillionth time found a muslim terrorist organisation, I mean there must be some other guys they can fight at least once in a while 🙂
Have a great day!
I was driving to the garage to get new winter tires and realised already when I sat down in the car that I should have brought a camera with me. Imagine dark grey sky, thick haze or thin fog if You so like and sunshine in the back, the photos would have been amazing even if I wouldn’t have known how a camera works 🙂 I was almost totally alone on the roads so I could have stopped everywhere to photograph.
It was almost even better up on the mountain where the garage is because we had low flying clouds there as well. I did take a few with my mobile phone but it’ll take some time to get them to my computer. The mobile phone camera is fairly good but with a real camera I would have gotten spectacular photographs. It sounds like I have been out fishing telling everyone about the fish I almost got 🙂 🙂 🙂
The clouds were unfortunately much thicker with fewer gaps between them when I had come home so those photos are more like the fish I actually got 🙂 🙂 🙂 But it is warm for the season, above 10C (50F) and almost no wind so we had a nice walk anyway. They are saying that the low pressures are standing in line to get in here now so we’ll have mostly rain for a while now even if we actually will get a few hours of sunshine on Sunday.
The garage owner had ordered new tires to me but realised that they had sent to wide ones so he drove to the place they buy tires to get new ones and at the same time he also bought me “new” rims and very nice looking ones too. I should have bought rims myself but never came around to it so I had asked them to just take off the summer tires and put on the new winter tires on the rims I had. I have to admit that I got happy when he asked if I wanted him to get rims too 🙂 It is not a good thing to put on and take off tires too often from the rims.
They also discovered that one of the tires was about to break, the rubber had started to loosen from the inner parts of the tire, I did wonder if perhaps a wheel bearing was about to give up, I don’t know if You know how it sounds when a bearing is giving up but it is a kind of whirring sound but this turned out to be the tire itself. Good thing they found that now, it is not a nice thing when the tire breaks while driving.
It is time to have something to eat and I guess it is best to give the dogs their dinner too. Nothing much on tv today so I might watch some dvd’s instead.
Have a great day!
Yesterday morning it was so dark and foggy that I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a darker morning. I could barely see ant lights from the homes I passed and the headlights on my car seemed to just shine a few yards in front of the car. Normally I would hate that but yesterday I actually liked it a lot 🙂
Today wasn’t especially bright either but the absence of fog made it much easier to see what was going on beside the roads. One never knows when the animals decide to cross the road so it is nice to at least have a chance to see their glowing eyes if they stand close to the road side.
I mostly worked in the neighbor factory today and I could see plenty of big things for me to paint so I guess I’ll be there quite a lot for a while. Everything worked as it should today and those are the days to remember, it doesn’t happen that often 🙂 It is always something that doesn’t work as it should or works too good so it is hard to control what it is I’m doing 🙂 Like last time, I have a table that turns the things I paint from a horizontal lever to a vertical level and the table worked so great it almost tossed away the thing I had on it 🙂 I really need to get someone to check it out before it breaks down, because things usually do break down when they work too good 🙂
Well, nothing more to say today. Tomorrow I’ll get new winter tires on my car, I really hope I won’t be needing them this winter because it would be nice to have a warm one again. But the law’s the law so new tires is a must.
Have a great day!
Today has not been an especially eventful day, I worked in the neighbor factory and that was as exiting as it got and that’s not exiting at all 🙂 But the day passed relatively fast so I won’t complain too much.
I was thinking about the big asteroid that passed during Halloween, I missed it of course since it was hard to see on a clear night and since it was cloudy totally impossible to see at all 🙂 But I was thinking, would they have told us if it had been on a collision course?
Such a big one, they said it would be like thousand Hiroshima/ Nagasaki bombs hitting at the same time, would most likely be impossible to survive anyway. Just imagine the hight of the tsunami that would be created (if it hit the water which is most likely) the sky would be filled with ash for so many years that we most likely wouldn’t be able to grow anything anyway and the blast wave would most likely wipe out all houses all over the world.
So wouldn’t it be better if we just walked around not knowing? I doubt people would stay calm even if they knew we couldn’t do anything and I wonder if they would loot the stores for tv’s as they always seems to do in movies 🙂 I guess it would be nice to meet the end at home but I guess the panic would stop all traffic anyway and I guess road rage would be a kind word for what would go on amongst travellers.
Well, no asteroid is coming this way at the moment as far as I know and if it did I don’t think I would like to know about it. I don’t think I even would try to photograph it 🙂