This is the last post here, I’ll move tomorrow to my new address.
I should be singing Joy to the world the lord is come because it is soo much cooler today and we’re having a strong wind that is blowing through my cottage making it nice and cool too. This weather will last till Saturday afternoon and then the heat will come back again but only for a short time they say. So I really should sing that but I won’t I’ve gotten a cold, my throat is sour, I have a head ache and my body is aching and I get leg cramps every now and again. So I’ll just say YAY, it’s cool 🙂
I drove to the town Lidköping this morning, a town just as connected to the big lake (Vänern, our biggest lake. Nothing compared to the big ones on the American continent but still the third biggest in Europe) as Gothenburg (the city I grew up in) is to the ocean. People have lived there just as long as they have in the towns around where I live, thousand years or more. But it didn’t get its charter (city privileges) until July 21. 1446. Most of the town burned however down and almost only the houses on the east side of the river Lidan was left after the fire.
Nothing much happened for over hundred years, then they decided a new town was going to be built on the west side of the river and for several years each town had his own Mayor. 1849 a fire burned down almost the entire east side of the town, only one block survived the fires. Today it’s a beautiful town and all photos I show today is taken in the center of the town on both sides of the river. I walked perhaps 100 meters (much the same in yards) so it’s just a tiny part of the town You can see. The weather was hot and humid when I was there so I didn’t stay too long.
Yesterday I drove to the vet station to get a new prescription for Orvar and Hector. To my big surprise they now days close for one month during summer. I can’t remember them ever doing that before but then again, they want vacation too and I guess summer is less hectic. So first I drove 35km (21,7 miles) to Vara. Then I had to drive to Falköping where I know there’s an open et station and it’s around 50 km (31 miles) from Vara to Falköping. The vet naturally wanted to see Hector before she wrote any prescription which is fully understandable. So I drove home to get Hector and it’s 20km (12,4 miles) home. Got Hector and drove back and got the prescription and home again. I couldn’t get the medicine yesterday because I couldn’t leave Hector in a hot car and he’s not allowed at the pharmacy.
It’s the horse variety I use for them because they are rather big and if I use the dog variety I’ll need to go to the vet very often to get the prescription (it’s the same thing but more concentrated for horses). The dog variety can be found everywhere but not the horse kind so I was prepared to drive to Vara again today because there are lots of horses close to that pharmacy but I was lucky and found a pharmacy that had it. So now we have the medicine and won’t have to go to the vet for a couple of months again.
The head ache is gone 🙂 so now I think I’ll cure my throat with lots of ice cream 🙂 Too bad I don’t have any coffee at home, it’s not the same with tea to be honest. Here is a link to my new address because from tomorrow I’ll start writing there instead: The cottage by the Crane lake, life goes on.