Sunday, April 29, 2007

The World of the Night

I got my first night shift out of four tonight. I once again enter the world of the night. I like the night shift. I see a world that few people see. While most people in the city (and the rest in this time zone) sleep I am awake. It feels like I have no boundaries. While normal people need to sleep I can stay awake and when they go to their works tomorrow I can sleep all morning and all day.

Welcome to the night shift…

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Short Update

It’s my day off today and we got lot of things to do, mostly fun things =)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Cleaning the sofa

I bought a sofa in the fall of 2005. This weekend we cleaned it. Everything that could be fit in the washing machine has been washed. Everything that could be removed but did not fit into to the washing machine has spent the night on the balcony. The rest was sprayed with some furniture cleaner spray and later vacuum cleaned. The only problem now is that the dogs (who mess up the most) seem to think that we did it for them and are reluctant to leave the sofa.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Last Snow

Hopefully the last snow this winter fell to the ground this morning. It was quite windy but I wouldn’t call it a blizzard. It’s still windy but the sun is shining now.

Furthermore I’m doing my third evening shift out of four…

Friday, April 20, 2007


I could write about the bad weather but it isn’t that bad. It’s cold and it’s raining, so what. It will only last a couple of days and then the spring will return to normal. It’s been a dry spring so the rain means that nature will get a boost of water that will turn the lawns green before the end of next week. A rainy day is good for the spring =).

The puppy is doing well, eating, sleeping and playing. House training is somewhat difficult but it will be better in time…

Kristin, I need an invite to read your blog, please =)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Back at work

I’m back at work after my 13 days off. I’ve got 4 evening shifts ahead and I’ve got 2 hours left of the first…

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Back to Norway

We where in Norway over Easter and I have never seen so much snow in my life before. The trip trough Sweden went well, it was spring and the roads where dry. When we approached the Norwegian border it started snowing. When we passed the Norwegian border you could see about 3 meters in front of you.

There was a snow plough going back and fort the two-three miles between the border and the first village(named Umbukta) in Norway and it must have taken us a half hour to cover that distance. It could barely keep up the road. We reached Umbukta and the snow plough that had gone between Umbukta and Mo I Rana had broken down. It took 24 hours to get it fixed. So there we where stuck in a fell cabin in Umbukta going nowhere and no GSM coverage. A funny thing is that there where plenty of Norwegians celebrating Easter there. They where playing in the snow like this was normal. You could count the snow dept above 1 meter (apparently there was no snow there a few days earlier). The snow drifts where covering some of the windows completely. When the snow plough got the road cleared late next day all you could of the Norwegian landscape where snow walls on both sides of the road.

Well as the weather cleared and we headed north the weather got better and there where almost no snow in some places. One of the things we tried was Hurtigrutten between Bodo and Lofoten (Stammsund). It’s a cruise ship that goes between 35 harbors in Norway in 11 days, every day (they got 11 ships). There we where coming out of the snow with American and German tourists (and a few locals). Twice as expensive (still only half the price of the ferry between Umeå and Vaasa) as the normal ferries but we had a time schedule.

We where buying a puppy in Lofoten and it’s really cute =).

The last day in Norway it was sunny and no wind and yes it’ really beautiful in the winter too.

I got some really cheap winter shoes (made for winters up there) in Gore-Tex, its spring and they need to clear out the “winter-stuff”.

Bought some “junk” at Ikea. Well the car was full already and we didn’t have much money left.

I don’t we will drive trough Norway anytime soon again but Hurtigrutten could be fun =)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Our Jorney

I will write more about our trip to Norway some other day (next week). Let's just say I have never seen so much snow in my life before =)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

See you on Tuesday

We are going to northern Norway trough northern Sweden over Easter. Among other things we will visit Ikea. It’s bad weather there right now, really bad, the kind of weather they make Discovery documentaries about. But no worries, it’s supposed to clear up before we get there.

I’ll be back on Tuesday, or Wednesday, so Happy Easter everybody =).

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

IQ test

About a month ago I ordered a Swedish magazine called ”Illustrerad Vetenskap” (Tieteen Kuvalehti Suomessa) which is a popular science magazine. Well as an order offer you got an IQ test, personality type test and a general knowledge test on a CD ROM. I also get an MP3 player (if I remember correctly) when I pay the first bill.

So tomorrow I’m going to take the test and if it goes well you might get to read about it ;-)

Easter Lunch

Todays weekly X3M lunch will be a Easter thing...

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Cold sandstorm

Well the clouds went away and the sun started shining. But it's still windy and dry so all the dust is blowing around, a cold sandstorm...


Since snow it’s falling every now and then and it’s quite windy. I wouldn’t call it a blizzard yet but spring seems to be on a break…

Monday, April 02, 2007

I'm here

After 2 cups of coffee (my cup at work is this 0,3 l stainless steel cup) and 2 hours of work I finally feel that I have awoken.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Back to normal

I’ve been dwelling on the question about what to write this morning. I realized that I was not in my English mood. Since I’m writing my blog mainly in English nowadays I need to think in English. Earlier I wrote my blog in Swedish first and then I wrote it in English, Sounds great, hey?

The problem is that it becomes a translation work. I’ve also tried the other way around, first English then Swedish. Since Swedish is my mother tongue I can really notice that my Swedish post is in Swenglish (Swedish vocabulary, English grammar) at those occasions. I can only imagine what my English looks like after a translation from Swedish.

But let’s go back to my English mood. What I mean is that every language has its own tune, its own beat. And if you want it to sound right you have to follow that beat, otherwise you are lost between the English vocabulary and the Swedish rules of grammar. I probably am a bit but I don’t think it’s that bad.

Anyway I’m doing my morning shift today as I’m supposed too. Back to normal.