Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
It was cold for our first sledging trip yesterday, but today has been a bit warmer and we are planning skiing tomorrow after J has his first proper haircut (meaning not done by me!) I'll post some pictures after all of that excitement, but in the meantime we are about to pig out again on pasta with meatballs after my home made bagels this morning which were a big hit.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I think we are more or less decided on the baby jogger (for now).
For those of you who read blog written by non-family members (ajen?) I am pretty chuffed that it seems the author of this well known blog turned book has commented here... twice!
Wow, I suddenly feel like giving up work to become a writer...
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
- Early start
- Plenty to drink
- Plenty to eat
- Loss of coherence before it is dark (approx 3:45pm)
We are beginning with a beer tasting session before we eat and then I guess moving on to a beer and schnapps consuming session with less emphasis on the tasting.
My worry is that I have to take a train home at 9:30 that arrives in Ringsted at about 2am, I hope I don't sleep until Copenhagen...
Here is J at the zoo in September just because I haven't seen him much recently.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
The weather in Aalborg is awful today so we have eaten at the hotel buffet; frankly the canteen at work was better!
More of the same tomorrow although we have the Christmas party on Friday to look forward to...
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I am in Aalborg at the moment working in this rather nice building overlooking the harbor. I am staying in the quality hotel with a South African guy from London and a Swede from Gothenburg which is actually OK.
Aalborg seems like an OK place and we were amazed that the first restaurant we went to was full which is pretty amazing for a Tuesday night.
It is really hard being away from home at the moment and I feel really bad that MK is stuck with J during month end whilst I am away for the whole week. At least we are going to have a couple of weeks together over Christmas...
Monday, December 03, 2007
J has a really bad cough which kept us all up quite a lot last night and then I had to get up at 4:40 to get the train accross Denmark to Viborg to start my new job. I got here at about 10:00 swearing that I will fly next time.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
The week in Boulder was really nice and relaxing although my legs are still aching from thetelemarking. Thanks a lot to Dad and M for putting me up and lending me the cars.
I have 9 days of work to do before we head back there which will be fun with MK and J in tow. Unfortunatley my first week in my new job will involve 4 nights away from home and the second will have 2 so I will not have spent much time with the family before we head back across the Atlantic.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I did the first hour and a half with my boots in walk mode which made me fall over a lot, but after coffee I realised my mistake and things looked up a lot.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Last night I almost finished the kitchen, the only remaining tasks are to collect and install the splashback and put up the clock, hooks and calendar.
Unfortunately when I turned the water off last night I have broken the tap so that we have very low water pressure and I can't do anything about it so we are waiting for the plumber to come and fix it.
I also need to fix the units to the wall at some point.
The last problem is that when you touch the sink and the dishwasher at the same time you get a rather nice electric shock so the dishwasher has to be fixed or replaced. Bummer!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I have put vinyl floor down in the bathroom using the offcut from the hall and frankly I am pretty pleased with it. It isn't that hard.
Today I put up the extractor hood and finally cut the hoels in the stainless for the tap. Wow that stuff is hard, but the hole saw finally got through.
I am not very happy with the cover for the pipe though...
Tomorrow the electrician is coming to finishe off and then we should be done on Thursday...
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Today we managed to start the re-assembly process in the ktichen having completed the decorations. I still have to finish making the windowsill and put in the sink and plumbing and the electrician has to come back and make the sockets work, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The more observant omongst you will also notice that J has had his hair cut.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Can this be right on a 2 tyear old car with 41 000km on it?
So the cost of a 2 year service and correct the brakes that should not have needed to be fixed...
Over 5000kr or $1000 to those of you the other side of the pond.
I feel like I have been taken advantage of in the most unpleasant of ways!
Why is my spell checker only working in Danish when all of the settings are English?
One of the many remaining tasks in the kitchen is to construct a windowsill that must be level with and ultimately join up to the sink unit. The problem here is that all of the kitchen units are on adjustable legs so the height is not set... yet.
I guess I have to decide what the height will be and then make the windowsill to fit that height, I have no idea how to attached the piece of oak that I have bought to the concrete ledge, so any advice would be handy. My current plan is to use another piece of wood under it which I will screw to the concrete and then attach the oak to that, but I am not sure how as I don't want to make holes through it.
I also have a rather clever new mobile phone that connects to our wireless internet access and has all of my email on it. To be honest I don't think that will be such a good thing when I am actaully w0rking and it is rather large thus creating an unsightly bulge when it is in my pocket. (The phone that is!)
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Unfortunately the guy had forgotten to make it so that will have to wait another week or so.
In the meantimne we are havin new floors laid tomorow and I have painted the woodwork with the one coat gloss. I will do the second coat in a day or so as it has failed to cover the light grey in one go.
I have bought the paint for the walls and think it will be nice, it is called Java soft and you will be able to see the finished result in a couple of days...
Monday, November 12, 2007
We have been very busy for the last few days with a trip to Sweden and several meals with T&B.
The floor should have been laid this morning but was not as the guy was sick so now I have a few extra days to catch up with decorating before he is supposed to come again on Thursday.
The sanding and filling are now done and the painting has started with the ceiling and the inside of the cupboards.