I didn’t wake up even once during the night 🙂 One could therefore presume that I would be fully rested but that would be too good wouldn’t it 🙂 I do however feel much better now so with a little luck I’ll be fine this last working week before my vacation starts. This will be one of the longest weeks in the year as it is even without this nasty cold hanging around.
The morning was truly wonderful, 8C (46,4F), sunshine and a weak breeze keeping those few flies, that was thinking of annoying me, hiding in the bushes. Very few birds sing now, to be honest I think I only heard one or perhaps two. Could have been the same bird just moving a bit. We walked in to the village, it’s been a while since we did that and it looked like it always does 🙂 I was enjoying the morning so much that I mostly forgot to take any photos 🙂 Still I took plenty yesterday so no shortage of photos today.
We barely made it home until the first clouds arrived and the weak breeze became much stronger. It is still rather nice outside but the wind is a bit too strong to have the kitchen door open. Thunder and showers are predicted to arrive around noonish but the weather will be rather pleasant both before and after it has passed. Most important is that the humidity won’t be sky-high any time today.
Do You remember that I bought ten Dahlia’s for almost nothing at all because they had passed their best before selling date? I soaked them in luke warm water for 24 hours and then planted them in pots. I now have eleven since one root fell in to pieces so I got several plants from that one. The problem was that I didn’t know where to put them when they started to grow but the cats helped me with that 🙂 Do You remember that I sowed melon seeds? I planted those in a big wooden box and the cats found the brown soil to be rather pleasant to sleep on and while doing that they also killed the melon plants 🙂
I know have planted some of the Dahlia’s in that box and put up sticks here and there so tha cats won’t use it again 🙂 I also planted the rest in my old wheelbarrow, another place the cats slept and killed the plants. If You plants Dahlia roots and it only gives one stalk per root it’s possible to get many flowers anyway. Just cut off the top of the stalk above a pair of leafs and it will start to produce new branches which will give plenty of flowers, somewhat smaller perhaps but lots of them.
One can also take cuttings and plant those to get more plants and they’ll all give new roots that You can plant next summer. Many believe that if one sows Dahlia seeds those won’t be able to survive a winter to be planted the next year but that’s wrong, they’ll be just as good as the ones one buy or perhaps even better. Very few Dahlia species are hardy enough to survive in the more northern hemisphere though so they must be stored in a cool but frost-free space during our winters in buckets with moist sand or soil.
I think it is time to take another walk with the dogs before the rain arrives. The wind is so strong now that I won’t get annoyed by any flies 🙂
It turns out that I now have used all free space here in this blog, it won’t even upload a single photo any longer! So this was the last post here! Welcome to my new place: The Cottage by the Cranelake. Still We Have Hope. ( Just click on the name and You’ll get there!)
Have a great day!
I only woke up once last night and managed to fall asleep again after ten minutes or so. Still I was so tired when the alarm sett off that I almost seriously considered to come late to work 🙂 Still the day has passed rather quickly and I did feel less tired while I was at work.
It has been mostly cloudy with some rain today and a few seconds of sunshine too. The humidity is as high as it can get, around 99% and will stay like that until tomorrow night. I guess I should be happy about temperatures being rather low because 99% humidity and high temperatures are really nasty, now it will stay close to unpleasant as worst 🙂
The weather predictions varies faster than the speed of light 🙂 We might get lots of thunder and rain this weekend but it can also be only light showers and perhaps some sunshine too. I would like to mow the lawn this weekend but I won’t do that if the grass is wet. Too much work to clean out the mower during and after using it on wet grass. I would like to have one of those robot mowers, they are quite popular here but still a bit too expensive for my taste. Now it would work rather well in my garden since the two big hole diggers aren’t around any more. Nova and Sune are content in just eating the leafs of the dandelions and don’t dig up the roots 🙂
It is time to give the dogs their food and after that I’ll give myself something too.
Have a great day!
It is another steam bath day, high humidity and rather warm. There is however a weak wind and it just makes it even worse 🙂 It is like walking around in a steam bath where they have a fan working 🙂 The flies are nasty and they are predicting thunder around noon, I do hope they are right this time. We were supposed to have thunder last night but I could just hear it once or twice from a great distance.
I mowed the lawn yesterday, perhaps not the best idea I’ve had in my life 🙂 I figured that it might be the chance I had because it was supposed to rain during the night and we’ll also have rain several days next week. I divided my garden in to four squares and as soon as I had mowed one square I went inside to drink lots of water and to rest for a while. I have to admit that it was much easier than I thought it would be. The grass was really high but dry so it didn’t fill up the mower around the blades like it always does when the grass is wet. My neighbor took most of what I mow outside the garden, he knew I had that high fever. I have the best neighbors one can get!
I had to go to the grocery store in Gudhem this morning, cats don’t like it when their food bowl is empty 🙂 I also bought some aspirin, I really can’t take any of those medications since they already have destroyed my stomach but aspirin is one of the few I can take a pill once in a while. I have headache after coughing so much and coffee just don’t help any more. I didn’t see what kind they gave me until I came home, this one is supposed to melt in the mouth. It was one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever had 🙂 🙂 🙂 It wasn’t until after I had it I read I could put it in half a glass of water instead 🙂
I have some laundry to do but that’s it today. I’ll just relax all day and hope that the aspirin helps with the coughing too so that I at least get one night of sleep before work tomorrow 🙂
Have a great day!
I think summer arrived today, a bit early I admit that but it sure feels like it 🙂 I really can’t say how warm it has been here at home since the thermometer, placed on the north side of the cottage now is hit by the sun both when it rise and long before it sets. They day started rather wonderful too, the first thing I see when I get to the car is a newborn calf in the pasture next to my cottage 🙂
The day has passed slow though, I did what I could to get outside during the day. I didn’t have to change colors especially often and we had enough with people so I could walk around as I pleased more or less 🙂 They forgot to deliver the food I had ordered from the restaurant so I had to wait for them to deliver it. I didn’t mind a lot because I sat outside in the sunshine while waiting 🙂 It is so strange, the food they deliver earlier in the day usually taste nothing but when I get it late directly from the restaurant it is delicious! They say it is made at the same time but I just can’t believe them.
I wore a fleece jacket when we took our walk after work and it was too much 🙂 we went out to the bog and I heard a Black Grousse playing, the roosters tend to forget that all hen now are busy with the eggs or perhaps even chickens now 🙂 Sune took his usual bath in the clean creek and Nova rolled around in the dry grass. It almost felt sad when we went homewards again but we all needed something to eat 🙂
The animals have all gotten their food and now it’s my turn. I think I’ll bring out my electric grill and make some warm sandwiches 🙂
Have a great day!
We didn’t have frost or fog this morning, they finally got it right with the weather prediction 🙂 It was so nice to not have to scrape the car windows and to actually be able to see the road I was driving on 🙂 The big road (the one You could see photos from here in an earlier post) was almost totally empty and the car behaved as it should, I got this feeling of harmony and the feeling of that nothing can go wrong, so I was thinking that I could just go on driving until I had no more petrol in my car and then just keep going until the ocean would stop me.
But I knew that those feelings soon would disappear when I came to a cross-road some miles away and then it would all go back to normal anyway. So I turned where I was supposed to and drove to work. It wasn’t too bad to work either to be honest and the day passed rather quickly. I’ll be working in the neighbor factory tomorrow and on Thursday so those days will pass fast too even if I’ll be painting really big things that weighs around 500kg ( over 1100 pounds) hanging in the air and really heavy to move even if I have the right equipment.
This was what I could think of writing today, my mind is quite blank and I think I need more vanilla yoghurt with sliced apples and cinnamon 🙂
Have a great day!
We’re having a really nice day, almost summer warm, no clouds in the sky but very windy. A big storm is passing north of here (Norway will be hit the worst I’ve read) and some of the wind reach us too. The forest takes the most of it so I can mostly just hear it here but my car was tossed here and there on my way home. First I went to the vet station to get Orvar back home and after that I drove to the garage to get a rubber gasket because one was broken on my car and some oil dropped out on the hot engine. Not much but the smell wasn’t nice 🙂
I have now had three days without waking up because I was coughing so I think it is safe to say that the cold now has passed away. I still have a hoarse voice but that’s nothing compared to coughing 🙂 I hope that this was the cold I got this year but I’m afraid it wasn’t 🙂 People at work who has small children tend to bring everything their children gets to work with them and no one seems to be smart enough to stay at home when they start feeling that the cold has hit them.
I’ll get new working hours for the three coming weeks. We have so much to do so it isn’t enough that people work overtime any longer, so from Monday I’ll start and stop working an hour earlier Monday to Thursday but have the same hours on Friday. When I go home in the afternoon a new shift starts and they’ll be working way into the night. I wouldn’t mind to continue to have these hours after these three weeks either, it won’t be long until it is dark when I leave home and dark when I leave work. If I could stop working an hour earlier I would get at least half an hour with daylight when I stop working.
I am however not sure that those who start working an hour before me wants to continue with that, 5:30 am is awfully early to start working and they would have to get up at least an hour earlier than that if they want to get to work in time 🙂 I start working an hour later than them because it takes about an hour for the material that I’ll paint to reach the paint box, it has to pass a huge washing machine and a drier before I can paint it.
It is time to make some food both for the dogs and me. After that we’ll probably take another walk. I would like to take a walk in the forest but the moose flies are a bit nasty now. I’ll go there tomorrow morning if it is chilly enough.
Have a great day!
We have thunder clouds hanging around today again but still no thunder. It was a pretty nice day before they arrived, lots of sunshine and rather warm but now it’s mostly cloudy and rather chilly. It’s just beneath 13C (55,4F) and the air has the feeling of a just passed thunderstorm but no thunderstorm has passed, very odd!
I still haven’t been able to see any of the photos I mailed to be developed last week and that’s a bit odd too. They are usually very fast in developing the films, so now I’m starting to wonder if something has happened to the film rolls. I’ll mail them if nothing turns up later today. I really would like to get these rolls developed because I have plenty of photos taken outside this village and I would like to see if I managed to stop the light leaks in the old Rolleicord.
I couldn’t wait any more so I called them 🙂 They have a prolonged period at the moment so I will get my photos some time next week. I told them that as long as I know the rolls are there I’ll be very patient and I also told them that I thought they did a fantastic job and that I liked their service a lot. It’s never wrong to tell people that one think they are doing a very good job, that happens too seldom in my opinion.
The sun is back again and so is the higher temperatures so I opened the kitchen door so that Nova can sleep on the stairs again and Sune on the ground just outside. We’re all just waiting for the time I’m starting preparing our food. They’ll have their usual and I’ll have some sausages and hotdog breads. The dogs will have some sausages too of course 🙂
We” I better stop here and start with our food, I haven’t eaten anything proper since 5am so it is about time I had something to stop from feeling hungry 🙂
Have a great day!
A lazy thunderstorm is slowly closing in to the village. It seems to take for ever to move. I shouldn’t have been surprised that it started because I could clearly see thunder clouds but sort of didn’t understand anyway. We heard the first rumble when we were out walking after work.
I looked at the real-time lightning map on my phone and saw that it wa south of Falköping and I live north og the town so we were in no hurry home. It looked like it was going to miss us but now it hit just a mile or two away. Still it takes rather long time between the lightnings though so it might have passed us before the next one hits the ground 🙂
Well I better get of the computer just in case. Even if it is a mobile connection I use it has happened that the lightning hits mobile phones and I have the same connection on my laptop. The day passed really fast though, I worked in the neighbor factory all day and tomorrow is Friday and I stop working at noon 🙂
Have a great day!
It is dark when I get up in the mornings now, especially today when I start working one hour earlier than the rest of the week. It’s autumn so I really can’t hope for anything else 🙂 But I could see some ground fog and thought why not bring a camera with me and stop on the way to take some photographs?. So I did but I brought the Minolta I’m trying right now, so You won’t see any of those photos until next month I think. I try to send at least four rolls of film to be developed each time and I’m only on that first roll yet 🙂
I can tell You this much though, if they come out alright they will be really nice 🙂 I’m afraid they might be a bit too dark though but that’s why we have editing programs in our computers 🙂 I also took a few photos after work around my work place but still have a few photos left until I can start on another roll of film with another camera.
We’re having a really mixed weather here today, strong winds, lots of clouds but still lots of sunshine but also lots of rain. Short lived showers but enough to make me keep my kitchen door closed, too bad since it actually is quite nice when it doesn’t rain. It feels like we will get thunder today, the flies who still hangs around behaves like that but I’ve watched the real-time lightning site and no thunder is even close to us, it still hangs around in Denmark, a bit further south than yesterday. We’ll have much the same weather tomorrow but without the rain they say.
It is time to feed all the animals and myself too as a matter of fact. I never eat lunch at work on Fridays since I stop working before anyone has a lunch break, so the last time I ate some food today was at 4:40 am. Well I did eat a bun and some cookies at our weekly meeting at 11 am but not enough to keep me not feeling hungry 🙂
Have a great day!
It is hot today! Two days ago it barely reached 18C (64,4F), today it reached 29C (84,2F). It isn’t nice at all but thankfully the humidity still is rather low and a breeze helps us to manage this temperature swing. They have predicted thunder for tonight so I thought the flies would be more nasty than usual but they didn’t even care about me in those places the wind didn’t reach. I wonder if it is too early to hope that their season is over now?
The temperature will drop down to 20C (68F) already tomorrow and it will stay around that for the rest of the week but we all know how well they predict the weather here so who knows what it really will be like 🙂 I was thinking about making a peach cobbler after work today but it’s just too warm to start the oven now, so I’ll make it tomorrow instead.
The dogs prefer to stay where the wind reach them so Nova and Sune have been sleeping in the shadow on the south side of the cottage since they had their dinner and Orvar indoors where the wind blows from upstairs down to the kitchen door. I have no idea where the cats are but they are most likely sleeping under a bush or something, they didn’t even have the energy to eat anything this afternoon 🙂
It is time to harvest broccoli now, there isn’t much to harvest to be honest but I have waited too long some years so they instead of producing more flowered. I wonder if I can do anything with the broccoli leafs? There are lots of them and I guess they can be edible too, the stem is so why not the leafs? Do anyone of You know?
I work different hours this week, we’re only four people working in my department this week so we now work from 7 am to 4 pm except for Friday when I start a bit earlier to clean the painting box and stop working around 2 pm. It feels like I’m going home an hour earlier every day now but I think those two hours I will work longer on Friday will feel like an entire week 🙂
It is time to make something to eat and after that I think I’ll fall asleep in front of the tv 🙂
Have a great day!