Saturday, June 30, 2007

3 out of 4

Now I got half of my nigh shifts left. Since I’ve just begin my 3rd night shift out of 4 I got half of them left for this night shift round. Today was somewhat rainy, we spent the evening at Nina’s uncle birthday party (60)/ his wife’s birthday party (50) /garden party. Well it was just a few rain showers and they had tents. The sun was present now and then. The food and entertainment was good, too bad we had to leave early because of my work…

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A rainy day

Today we got a rainy day and according to the weather report it will be a rainy week. Well it can’t be all sunshine and warm weather, like it has been the last few weeks.

A few days with cold and rainy weather makes us appreciate the sun more when it it shines from a clear blue sky, next week…

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Food poisoning

After certain chain of events I have come to the following: conclusions:

-I did not have food poisoning last weekend.
-I did have a mild stomach flu this week.
-If you eat enough barbequed marshmallows you will get sick, which I did.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Morning shift

This is my first morning shift out four…

Thursday, June 21, 2007


In this part of the world we celebrate a holiday called Midsummer. It’s second only to Christmas and the country virtually shuts down for two days, from late afternoon tomorrow (Midsummer Eve) to Sunday morning (Saturday is called Midsummer day).

Anyone who owns a summer cottage or knows someone who owns a summer cottage heads out to them and spends the weekend there. Well everyone doesn’t own a summer cottage but there are a number of midsummer festivals usually held at some beach or lake somewhere. So celebration of Midsummer is almost mandatory.

Well this year I’m working the morning shift at Midsummer Day and Sunday, well somebody got to keep the country running while all the people are out partying in the middle of nowhere. So we’ll probably take a few short tours with the boat, maybe drive around a bit to check out the parties. It’s one way to spend Midsummer =).

Monday, June 18, 2007

Lesson of the weekend

I learned an important lesson during the weekend. When you are barbequing chicken and are hungry, do not taste the chicken before it’s well done.

Yes I’m feeling better now and Nina waited until the chicken was well done…

Friday, June 15, 2007


Some of these days I really have nothing to write about. Life goes on as it always has and there is nothing else to write about than the weather. By the way it's sunny and windy today...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The grass is cut

Well today I visited my mom so now her grass is cut. In time because when I drove home it started raining…

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A Rainy Day

So far this summer (June) it been sunny and warm. Today is however an exception. It’s cold and it’s raining. I was supposed to go to my moms place and do some work around her house, like starting up the lawn mower. Well it’s difficult to do that when it’s raining. So I’m doing that tomorrow instead. It’s supposed to be sunshine then.

So today I went to our weekly CLS(Communistic Lunch Society)-lunch instead. I’m not a communist but communistic in this content stands for web community, the web community we all met in. I don’t think I have been in a room having lunch with so many armed people before ;-). The place we ate at was actually in the Police house so the other lunch guests where mainly cops ;-).

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The smell of death

Recently I have felt a new smell in my car. At first I thought that one of the dogs had made a mess on the blanket in their cage in the back. It really smelled like dog shit at first. But I found nothing. Then I thought that maybe the earlier owner had had a dog that made a mess on one of the seats and they had failed to remove the smell.

But as the weather got warmer the smell got stronger and finally I realized: it was the smell of death. It smelled like something had died in my car. My first car was a Volvo 240 and I once had the same problem there. I had hit a bird and it was caught in the grill in front of the air intake.

So I opened the hood in order to find something that had died in the engine compartment, a bird, a rodent or whatever. I found nothing.

Today Nina and I went for a drive. She had also felt the smell but believed it to be from the dogs. Well I explained my new conclusions and she asked: “Have you changed the trash bag?”

The thing is that I keep a plastic on the floor in front of the back seat where I put candy paper, parking receipts, banana peels or any other kind of trash you would produce in a car.

I answered “Eeh, no”

Problem solved…

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Last morning shift

This is my last morning shift, for this time. I got tomorrow off, well sort of. I’m going to visit my mom and usually mean that there is something to do around her house. Well I think tomorrow we’ll go to the graveyard. It has become warm enough during the nights now so the flowers you plant on the graves won’t freeze. I think I don’t have to cut the grass before next week…

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Bicycle Race

Yesterday we took our first bicycle ride this year; well it wasn’t Nina’s first. She rode her bike to work a week ago.

Well anyway it was about 10 kilometres. I thought I would be exhausted but I wasn’t. Now I know why professional bike riders are so skinny. I haven’t trained or exercised this winter at all. But I have dropped 8 kilograms and suddenly it was easy to ride a bicycle.

However my but hurts and my shoulders ache. But we got some exercise and it will feel better tomorrow…

Sunday, June 03, 2007


Today I have driven 600 kilometres, been to a dog show and now I’m at work doing my evening shift. Not too bad for one day. =)

Friday, June 01, 2007


1.5 hours left of my evening shift...