Just one more week.
I’ve actually done all my chores for the day and it’s not even 7:30 am, that’s what happens sometimes when waking up at 3:45 in the morning 🙂 Most of the laundry is hanging on the porch beneath a roof because it’s raining on and off but a big duvet cover is hanging on the espalier where my tomatoes are growing just in case it needs an extra rinsing off. It has big brownish spots on it and that’s what happens when You place anything on a rusty surface. Now it looks more like mud stains 🙂 🙂 So any suggestions on how to remove rust stains?
Nature loved this rain, the birds are singing unusually much, normally they quiet down rather much as soon as we pass midsummer, that’s when they start preparing for the move south but those staying will most likely get another bunch of small ones before it is too late. I saw lots of geese in the V formation flying south but I doubt they have started already, they were most likely on their way to the other lake in the bog to have breakfast.
I changed the sticky fly paper all over the cottage yesterday, the old ones were covered with flies and had been hanging there for not even two weeks. It didn’t take one second before the first ones got stuck 🙂 But it has calmed down considerable now, at least here indoors. They are still a pain in the neck out by the bog or any area with small trees and bushes. They started very early this year so I guess and hope their season will end early too. Not many horse flies around though but those who are do bite just as good this year as before 🙂
I watched the movie Frost yesterday and I do like it a lot 🙂 It shows an odd combination of Scandinavian culture? I’m not sure that’s the word I want to use but still the best I know 🙂 Early in the movie, just in the beginning, they show a midsummer pole, that’s typical Swedish and doesn’t exist in the other Scandinavian countries. The architecture looks norwegian and the fjords are typical Norwegian even if we have some here too but not remotely as beautiful as the Norwegian. The salesman up in the mountains speaks with a mostly Swedish accent but the music after the coronation was more or less Austrian 🙂 🙂 🙂 No matter what, it was a wonderful movie!
Tomorrow is the first day of the last week before my four weeks of vacation 🙂 I’ll save one week for Christmas and I’ll have enough compensation hours by then so I can take two weeks of between Christmas and Epiphany. We have no holidays at all during autumn, not until Christmas actually so I will need those two weeks then. I have also created the continuing of this blog, I did it yesterday and it is called “The cottage by the Crane lake, life goes on“. Just click on the name and You’ll get there. in a new window (if everything goes as I hope :-))
It’s time to make a pot of tea again and after that I might take a small nap. Most people aren’t up yet after all 🙂
Have a great day!