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!