After work, today, Charles
removed the window in the bedroom which is going to become
our bathroom. We are going to have a smaller window here,
now when we are going to change this room into a bathroom.
We have not got the new small window yet, but Charles
covered up the hole in the wall with a board. We have
ordered the new window, and will get it within a few days.
I went to our new house
this day too,
to water the plants in the garden.
After work, today, Charles
put up a new window at one of the walls in the attic.
I went to our new house too,
to water the plants in the garden.
Today, we saw
two Dolphins in the sea, from the windows at my work! This is
not a common sight in Norway.
After work today,
Charles and Morten went to our new house and put some floor
boards in the attic. It's not full hight on the attic. It's
only for storage of Christmas decorations, old toys, clothes,
bags, suitcases and so on.
I went to our
new house after work too, to water the plants in our new
After this I
went home to our appartment, to do some laundry, and some
I got two new
plants today: I from the mother of Cecilie's twin friends.
It's a climbing plant, to have in the flowerbed.
I have a photo
of it, at
The other one,
is a indoor plant, called "Spindellilja" that I have bought
from a Sweedish net friend. This one came in the mail to me
Joakim's 11th birthday! He will have some friends coming at
his birthday party soon. Later today Charles' relatives are
coming for coffee and cookies. My relatives lives a 6 and 8
hours car ride from us.
My parents and my aunt
and uncle left today. They are going to continue on their
campingtrip. We have had some wonderful days here, together
with them, with lovely Summer weather, even if it is late
Joakim's 11th birthday, so later today I must bake some cakes
and prepare to his birthday party at tomorrow afternoon, but
first I am going to sit out in the sun, and just relax, and
enjoy the wonderful weather.
We were very dissapointed, at
Thuesday, when we were going to show our appartment. Nobody
came to see it!
But, we wish for better luck
the next time.
Today, my parents and my aunt
and uncle are coming to wisit us. They are on a camping trip,
with their caravans. During their trip, they decided to come
and wisit us.
After work today, I am going
to make dinner for them. I am a very bad cook, but I hope that
I will be able to make a nice meal out of some middle rib
steak of beef, of moose that we had in our freezer.
I am looking forward to see
my parents, and to have them and my aunt and uncle as guests.
It's always nice to have relatives wisiting.
August 22nd, we are going to show our appartment to lots (we
hope) of people who might be interested in buying it.
This weekend we
have been trying to empty all the rooms and storerooms, for
the stuff that we don't need every day. (Ex. Christmas
decorations, some furnitures, bags, suitcases and so on).
borrowed a van, to transport our stuff from the appartment to
our new house. Fortunately, there are a short way from our
appartment to our new house. We have been driving several
times back and fourth today.
Tomorrow will be
the kids first day at school, and Charles and mine first day
at work, after our Summer holiday.
I painted the door
frame and one window frame once more, today. I have to paint
them twize, to make it look nice.
After this, I
made another flowerbed next to the last one I made. (I have a
lot of flowers, standing in pots and boxes, just waiting to
come into the soil.)
does not look very nice just now, but next year, the flowers
has grown bigger and will look much nicer.
We spent also
this day, working with our new house. I was painting one door
frame and one window frame. I also put stones around the
flowerbed that I made yesterday:
Charles has put
up the moulding in the kitchen and the hall.
In the evening,
he got some help from his cousine, who is a plumber, to put up
some pipelines in the sleeping room which is going to be
changed into a bathroom.
Today is our 3
years wedding anniversary. If you wish to read about our
wedding, and see some photos from our wedding day, I have it
We did not
celebrate much today. Charles continued working with our
kitchen, and also put up some moulding.
up the last cabinet of the bathroom furnishings. It wonderful
to have done this. It took me quite a while to put up all the
cabinets and the chests of drawers.
the bathroom furnishings, I took my car and drowe to a flower
shop, a half hours drive from our house. They were selling all
their plants to half the prize of the ordinary prize. Of cours
I could not resist this, and bought lots of plants.
When I came home,
I started to create a new flowerbed. I asked Charles to help
me a bit with the tractor he has borrowed. The tractor dug
very fast, the new flowerbed. Then I just could start to plant
all the new plants (and some old ones, which I have had in
cases and pots.
Today I have put
up more of the bathroom furnishings. I am not the worlds best
carpenter, so this takes time. (Photos of the bathroom furnishings
is further down on this page.)
Charles have had
some good help from his brother today. They have put up some
moulding in the kitchen.
I have got a
plant called Amaryllis. This is a plant that is a "babyplant"
from my great grandmothers plant. First my parents got one
plant from her, then I got a small plant from them. Now it has
grown big, and today it's flowering. This photo is taken today:
Today I have
painted the entrance hall in our
old appartment. The entrance hall has had them same color for
11 years, so it was on time to paint it.
This weekend (Friday 11th
to Saturday 12th) Charles, Joakim and I have been on a 6
hours car-drive. We have bought lots of stuff that
we needs for our new house. Cecilie asked if she could
stay home, so she has slept over at Charles' sisters house.
Today, at Sunday,
Charles and I emptyed the trailer with all the new stuff that
we have bought on our trip. We have bought floor boards and
ceiling boards for the new part of the house (that we have not
started to put up yet), we bought 5 new lamps, 2 new
flatscreen television sets (one for the caravan and one for
the new house), a new dishwasher machine (the old one is from
1991), tiles for our bathroom floor and for the wall between
the kitchen bench and the cupboards, shelfs for our cabinets
on our bedroom, and lots of other stuff. The reason why we can
afford to buy all this stuff, is because we bought a very old
house, that we paid much less money than we did for our
carrying all the new stuff in, I painted a new small wall
Charles has put up, next to the wardrobe in the hall. Charles
put up two kitchen cupboards.
which we had in our old appartment, where we still are living,
we went back to the house. We cleared up a bit. We filled the
trailer with cardboard!
Another warm and
sunny day. -Lovely!
and our brother in law has continued putting up the kithchen
furnishings. They also put the water plumbing in the kithchen.
I used most of
the day to dig up all my flowers in a big case by our old
appartment, and move both the case and the flowers to our new
house. The plants must stay in the case until next summer. We
don't have time to organize the garden this summer. (But, I
still have found time to make 3 flowerbeds, this year.)
Now there are
only one big case left by our old appartment. I think that I
needs some help to move it.
one wall on the house today.
Later at the
evening, I painted the foundation wall, on the same wall.
Today, we woke
up to a lovely sunny weather.
Charles and our brother in law
finished to put up the kitchen
furnishings that are above the bench today. Tomorrow they will
start to put up the furnishings under the bench, and to put up
the sink and the water tap. Morten painted one of the walls on
the house. (On the outside.)
But, I used most
of the day to pick redcurrant from the
ribes bushes in our new garden. I picked 3 1/2 kilograms, and I made redcurrant jam
from it. Nice to have delicious redcurrant jam in the freezer.
brother and our brother in law started to put up the kitchen
furnishings today. This job takes a lot of planning, so that
they are sure that everything is done correctly, from the
Charles and Joakim used a tractor to put gravel around the new
foundation. Joakim also found time to pick redcurrant from the
ribes bushes in our new garden. I made some redcurrant jam
We are still
having Summer vacation, so we spent this day in our new house,
Joakim and I
started to put together the bathroom furnishings.
We managed to
finish two small bathroom cabinets and a chest of drawers to
put in the bathroom.
Charles, Cecilie and
Joakim spent this day putting together some of our new kitchen
furnishings from Ikea.
The kids were very
I spent this day in our
appartment, doing lots of housework. We had lots of laundry and other
stuff to organize after our vacation.
Today we came home from
one weeks vacation.
Charles and I went for
our Summer Holiday last Saturday. We drove half the way, and spent one
night in our caravan, before we drove further, to get Cecilie and
Joakim. They have been with their father for a 3 weeks vacation, and
wisited places both in Norway and Sweeden. They have had a nice
holiday with their father, with nice and sunny weather.
We were visiting my
parents at Sunday afternoon, and then we went to Lillehammer. (The
Olympic Games were arranged at Lillehammer in 1994.) We went to
Hunderfossen Familiepark for two days. The first day (at Monday), it
was raining, but it was warm. But we had a lovely time in the park
anyway. Next day, the sun was shining, and it was hot, and we had a
fantastic day in Hunderfossen. If you wish to see photos from our days
in Hunderfossen, I have them
At Thuesday afternoon,
we drove further. We went to Sweeden, and spent one night there.
During Wednesday, we went back to Norway, and went to Røros.
town of Røros is one of the oldest towns of wooden buildings in Europe,
and also one of the few mining towns in the world that has been found
worthy of a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The town centre
boasts a rare collection of large and well-preserved wooden buildings,
made all the more real and authentic by the fact that the people of
today live and work in them.
was a wonderful experience to walk in the streets of Røros, and see
If you wish to see photos from our
day at Røros, I have them
day we went to see my sister, Eva and her boys. We parked our caravan
outside her flat. We had some lovely days with my sister and her boys,
but at Saturday morning we started for our trip home. Cecilie and
Joakim has been on holiday for over 5 weeks, and Charles and I have
lots of things to do in our new house, so we were looking forward to
come home. We have had a wonderful vacation, but it was nice to come
only thing that we did, when we came home, was watering our plants,
see through the mail, empty the caravan and was up some of our laundry.
Then we just relaxed in front of the TV rest of the nigth.