Always this wind!

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This could have been a really nice day if it wasn’t for the wind. It’s rather warm (actually warmer than it was yesterday) even if thin clouds cover the sun, but the wind feels cold and it’s like always rather strong. I’ve napped for an hour and a half and woke up a bit cranky which doesn’t help at all πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I want to be able to have the kitchen door open without everything close to the door blow away.


Lots of animals out walking even though we were a bit late this morning.

Lots of animals out walking even though we were a bit late this morning.

Ravens everywhere.

Ravens everywhere.

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It wasn’t this windy when we were out walking this morning though, we walked in to the village and now days a neighbor comes out to chat every time we pass his home. Β Well I call everyone in this village for a neighbor even if we live far apart since we are so few πŸ™‚ His closest neighbor tries to sell his cottage but it doesn’t seem there’s any bigger interest from buyers. The sewer is condemned and the eventual buyer must either fix a new one or join the municipal system when that comes. Which way will cost lots of money unless they buy the freezing toilet, it freeze what You leave in it and the result after one year of using it is less than one cup of ashes. It would still cost a lot but less than the options.


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I think that yellowish tree is a willow that flowers right now.

I think that yellowish tree is a willow that flowers right now.


The cottage is small, less than 53 square meters (570,5 square foot) and they want 450 000 Swedish kronor for it (that would be somewhere around $ 67164 US) So the buyer must add what ever a new sewer system costs to that. Only a fool or a big city person would think that this is a good price but no one from the area would even consider paying that much πŸ™‚ It’s just too far to the bust stop or any grocery store here.


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We have lots more tombs and graves in the village than I thought we had. I think these piles are from the Bronze age.

We have lots more tombs and graves in the village than I thought we had. I think these piles are from the Bronze age.


I’ve just made myself a cup of tea and I feel the crankiness is leaving me πŸ™‚ I’m still rather irritated about the wind though. The tomato cuttings are growing fine in the kitchen window and one of them is about to start flowering πŸ™‚ Now I only have to start building that green house I’ve been talking about for so many years :-)’


This one is much older though.

This one is much older though.

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This is the little cottage that is for sale.

This is the little cottage that is for sale.

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Have a great day!


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10 thoughts on “Always this wind!

  1. hi christer! the photo pf teodor is so cute. i like that cottage but it does seem very expensive. those cranes are HUGE! we are still having beautiful 70 degree sunny weather but not a drop of rain in sight. we are entirely too dry for this time of year. joyce

    • Hi Joyce!

      You are so right! The price on that cottage is way too high and I doubt they’ll be able to sell it unless someone from the big city comes. Compared to a same size home in a big city this is cheap, even if they have to do something about the sewer sustem.

      Yes cranes are big πŸ™‚

      It would have been a really nice day here if it wasn’t for the wind!

      Have a great day!

  2. The difference between Bertil and Tovar is so distinct! Bertil is just..the greatest! Exactly what cats are meant to be..independent..unless of course they are being threatened or get tired. The look on his face sends me into laughter every single time I see it! (which I need badly!)
    The photo’s as always are wonderful! Over the past couple of years your photography has just gotten better and better!
    The price of homes here came WAY down since 2008, but are now rising again. You cannot buy a garage for the price that cottage is going for. Of course..location is huge. You are right…if it is far out..and needs all that is WAY over priced. Someone is dreaming! πŸ™‚

    Cold wind is something I do not care for! At all! Do you see on the news..(no, I guess you wouldn’t) that we are burning up here in California. FIRES and big ones!
    Back to the flower beds. I just asked Joyce if she has a she doesn’t. Bet if she does it’s just a once a month thing..or something! πŸ™‚
    Have a great day, Christer!

    • Hi Mona!

      Yes they are the complete opposite to each other πŸ™‚ But I do have to admit that I prefer Teodor in every way πŸ™‚

      Yes location means everything! This is a wonderful location but at the outskirts of the bworld and not to many people like that πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ One can’t even get an apartment for that money down in Gothenburg πŸ™‚

      It could have been a wonderfulΓΆ day here but the wind just destroyed everything and it dries out my pond too πŸ™‚ I refilled it just a couple of days ago and the wind forces me to fill it up again tomorrow.

      We are well avare of the fires in California, they write about it in the news papers and they showed it on todays news. I hope it isn’t anywhere near You!

      Joyce does it all by herself, with some help from the family I think. She knows what she wants and knows best how to get it as she wants it. I’ve weeded out my flower beds but that’s it so far. But I have seen some seeds that has been in pots outside for two years and now finally the seeds germinate πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!

  3. Hi Christer,
    It looks like a nice little cottage. The price is cheap compared to anything around here. The freezing toilet or composting toilet would not be a hassle. Not having a sewer would be inconvenient for other things like showering, washing dishes and clothes and cooking. Well, in my opinion anyway. I like that the water goes away without my having to lug it outside and dump it. I’m sure there would be some environmental laws against dumping grey water anyway. πŸ™‚
    Yesterday Rocky and I went to the Sato Reunion at the shelter where I adopted him. It was perfect weather for it. Sunny and warm with a cooling breeze. “Sato” is Puerto Rican slang word for street dog or stray. Save A Sato is the group that rescues these dogs and sends them to be adopted through associated shelters in mainland US. Anyway, there were many other Satos there. Rocky had a good time greeting and playing and hogging all the available laps. Most of the dogs were tan. Quite a few of them were chihuahua and something else. I guess my veterinarian was right when he opined that somewhere in Puerto Rico was one very happy chihuahua. πŸ™‚ I met one of the people from Save A Sato. She asked me about Rocky so that she could tell the woman who rescued him how he was doing.
    Enjoy the day.

    • Hi Caryn!

      It is a very nice cottage but concidering the problems with the sewer system it’s way to expensive. There shouldn’t be any problems with the water from shower, washing and dish water, the rules aren’t that strict abiut that water, yet. They could still use the old system for that.

      It could also be an exhausted little chihuahua down there πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ But it sounds fun going to that kind of thing!We do have similar organisations here, they bring dogs from countries in southern Europe but that has only given us lots of problems. They are supposed to check each and every dog for diseases and give them all kinds of shots before they bring them here but vets aren’t that well payed further south and they don’t give a shit about the dogs health. So they sign the certificates anyway just to get the money and send them to us. I don’t mind when they bring dogs from Great Britain or Ireland because they have no diseases we don’t.

      Have a great day!

  4. They get checked before they are sent here and rechecked when they get here. After adoption, the new owner has to have the animal checked for specific things by their vet and a form signed and returned to the adopting agency or the adoption is invalid. Some agencies are extremely rigorous in their pre-adoption requirements. You practically have to sign away your first born child to get an animal from them. Some are not so demanding about the kind of house and yard you have but all of them have the veterinary requirements. Many of the Satos are found in advanced states of malnutrition or carrying a heavy parasite load. Some of the Satos come in very damaged because they have been hit by cars or shot at or otherwise tormented. There were a couple of dogs yesterday that were missing legs. It’s not uncommon. I’m always amazed at how friendly they are towards people considering all the abuse and neglect they have had. My Rocky spent the first 6 months of his life out on the streets but he absolutely loves all the people he meets. Some of the dogs have spent years living on the streets and they are still extremely friendly. I guess being friendly and unaggressive towards humans will get a stray dog more food than being fierce. I don’t know how being dog-friendly helps a stray survive but most of them are very dog friendly, too.

    • They are usually really tough when it comes to the ones wanting to adopt a dog but it seems they really don’t care about all the important things before the adoption. The only thing saving us from many nasty things is our climate, we don’t have many of the insects that spreads the diseases like heart worm and other nasty things.

      It always amazes me how friendly dogs are towards humans even if they have been treated nasty! Nova Loves humans even if she was both starved and beaten all the time when growing up. I wouldn’t have been that nice πŸ™‚

  5. Your winds must be very strong. Our winds are usually bearable. Then there are our big wind storms that take down many trees and cause lots of problems. We have had beautiful sunny nice days here in Ohio, USA. But soon it probably will be super hot. Love your pictures of your pets. The last one is adorable.
    I like that cottage. I have never heard of a freezer toilet. We have sewer a well. We live just 3 miles from a village but only 35 from the capital city……seems a little pioneer to me.
    Hope the wind goes away and your walks can continue.

    • Hi Debby!

      If anything they never seem to stop πŸ™‚ Only on hot summers days when we really want the wind to blow away all mosquitoes and horse flies we have here, those days it never blows πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ But our strongest storms are never as bad as the ones You have on Your side of the ocean, I think our two worst storms only reached nthe lowest level on Your storms warning scales πŸ™‚ Still they created chaos here. We rarely get it super hot, our summers are usually cool and rather rainy.

      We’re always out walking, no matter what weather we’re having πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!

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