lunchbrake today, two of my collegues, and I, wisited another
collegue, who has bought a puppy. Here you can see a photo of
the sweet puppy:
After work today,
I just stayed at home, doing housework.
Charles went to
our new house, after dinner, and put up the two doors to
Cecilie and Joakim's bedrooms. After this, he put up a
We have had
several "scary" monsters and whiches wisiting today. I had
bought some candy for them, to make tham happy. (In Norway,
there are no tradition to celebrate Halloween, but in the past
few years, the youngest kids, often puts on costumes, and
walkes in the neighbourhood to "Trick or treat".)
Today I took
half the day off. I left work at 1 PM. (After asking my boss
if I could do this.)
I went to our
new house, and painted both Cecilie and Joakim's new rooms. I
was finishet at 7 PM.
came to our new house, after work. He arranged all the stuff
for the electrics, so that the electrician just have to switch
on the power. After this, Charles put up an outdoor light, by
our front entrance. We have not had any lights outdoors yet,
so it's very nice to at least have one light there now.
Charles put up
the walls to make a little hall between Cecilie and Joakim's
bedrooms today. After he finished it, I painted the walls.
First in the white color, and than in the same yellow-green
color as we have in the
front entrance. There
will be no door between the front entrance and the little
hall. But there will be two doors from the little hall, and in
to Cecilie and Joakim's bedrooms.
finished the wall boards on the outside. We had not quite
finished with this, but today, we got finished with the wall
We ended a bit
early today. Charles is a member of the board committee in the
athletic club in our town, and today he and another man had to
wash the cottage that the athletic club ownes. The cottage had
been rented out yesterday night.
After this, we
went to see Charles's sister and her husband.
Today I have
painted the ceiling in our livingroom, in our new house.
Charles has put
up the wall between Cecilie and Joakim's rooms today.
I have painted
the walls in Cecilie's room and one wall in Joakim's room too.
I have painted it white. It's best to paint the walls once, in
a white color, before we paint the "real" colors after this.
Here you can see
our view from the kichen window in our new house:
Today, at 7 PM a
lady came to see our appartment. She and her hubby are looking
for a house or appartment to buy. They have a 6 years old boy,
she told me.
I went home from
work early, to wash the floors and clear up the appartment a
bit. I want it to look nice, when we show our appartment.
While we waited
for the lady to come, Charles went to our new house and put
floor boards at half the floor in the new part of the house.
While Joakim and I went to buy Joakim new warm Winter shoes. At
Saturday, Cecilie and I are going to buy her some new warm
Winter shoes too. Charles has planned to finish with the floor
At 7 PM the young
lady came. Her hubby could not come. He was at a meeting. The
young lady was very exited about our appartment. We asked her to
come another nigth too, and to bring her hubby, so that he will
be able to see our appartment too.
I really, really
hope that her hubby likes it too. I am very worried about if we
not sell our appartment. We can't afford to pay for two bank
Wednesday October 25th
Charles and Morten put up the ceiling boards in the new
part of the house.
got some snow. Not much, but enouch to make the work
white for a while. (During a few hours, the snow had
After work yesterday, we
went to our new house, to work.
Charles and I put up wall
boards at two of the walls in the new part of the house
yesterday. Now we only have one wall left. Then we are
going to put up a wall in the middle of the large room, to
make two bedrooms out of it.
Charles went to our new
house to work today too. Cecilie and Joakim have lots of homework to do, so I stayed at home together with them, to
help them with their homework.
When the kids finished
doing homework, I went to our new house to help Charles.
We put up the wall boards
at the last wall.
Now we must put up the
ceiling boards and the floor boards. Then we have to put
up a wall in the middle of the room, to make two
bedrooms out of the big new room.
cold (a couple of degreez over zero Celcius), but the sun is
shining. It's a lovely Fall weather.
I have been
using my morning to post all the lovely gifts that I have
gotten from my net friends. I am sitting here, with a cup of
coffee, and enjoying myself.
When I finish
working with my Web Site, I have "tons" of clothes that I have
washed and dryed, waiting to be folded, and put away in our
closets. When I finish doing housework, I am going to take
Chico for a walk. After this, I am going to our new house.
Charles and Joakim have already left, to work with our new
house. Cecilie has stayed with a couple of twin girls in her
class, for the night. They have had a "sleepover" birthday
party. I am going to pick her up, later today.
After picking up
Cecilie, she and I went to our new house too.
and I carried all the ceiling boards, floor boards and almost
all of the wall boards into our new house. We also helped
Charles with getting plastic on all the walls and the ceiling
in the new part of our house. After this, Charles started to
put up wall boards in the new part of our house.
with the wall boards. (The wall boards are not painted yet.
Cecilie and Joakim will have to decide which colors they want
to have on the walls in their new bedrooms, and than I will
paint the walls.)
Now both the
and the party is over.
The party was
very pleasant. It's one of the best parties I have been to,
with my collegues. I went home from the party at 01.30 AM. I
walked home. This took me 1/2 hour. The weather was nice, but
some windy. We had an incredible wonderful northern lights
tonight. It was wonderful to see.
lasted two hours at Friday evening, and two hours at Saturday
While I have
been dancing, Charles and Joakim have put up floor boards in
the new part of the house. They also put insulation in the
floor, the walls and some of the ceiling.
Both Charles and
I have been at work today. But, since I have had a Fall
vacation for 3 days, I "beleve" that it's Monday today, and
not Thursday. It's wonderful to discover that it's Friday
tomorrow, and weekend again.
Joakim went to our new house, after eating dinner. They are
going to try to finish boarding today. But Charles are going
to get some massage at his neck at 7.30 PM, so he must finish
until 7.30. His neck is
hurting. I beleve that he has been doing too much carpentry
lately, but I am very happy that Charles and my dad have done
so much carpentry at our new house too. I hope that the
massage will do him good.
Soon I am
going to dance. Thursdays are dancing days. I am looking
forward to dance again.
Saturday, I am going to a dancing course. I hope that we
will learn something new, and that the course will not
become a repetition of what we have learned before.
dancing course at Friday, I am going to a party, together
with my collegues at work. This is going to become a busy
My parents were
supposed to leave this morning, but they decided to stay until
12 AM, so that my father could help Charles with the boarding.
When my parents left, my father and Charles had put up
boarding on half the large wall, and the whole small wall on
We don't have
words to express how grateful we are that my parents came, and
my dad was helping Charles with the new part of our house.
After my parents
left, I was helping Charles a bit, with some of the boarding.
My dad and
Charles have continued working with the new part of our house.
Today they have put up two windows. (Cecilie and Joakim are
going to get a bedroom each in the new part of the house.)
started with the boarding. (See photos
My mom has been
washing some cups and plates, that we have put in the new
kithcen furnishings. While my mom was washing, I put up the
other Ikea shelf.
After I put up
the book shelf from Ikea, my mom and I drove by car for 3
hours, to get Cecilie and Joakim. They were also driving, with
their father for 3 hours. We met half way between where we
live. But, Joakim had gotten some penicillin (after stepping
on the nail). But, Joakim was allergic to penicillin. He have
never taken penicillin before, so we did not know that.
Joakim got skin
rash over his entire body. (On his arms, legs, back, stomach
and face). We had to go to a doctor. He gave Joakim an allergy
medicine and another medicine, called "kortison" in Norwegian.
During the next halv hour, Joakim was better. When we came
home from our 3 hours car ride, he was fine!
Charles and I
have taken some days off, when my mom and dad are here to help
Charles and my
father have been working at our new house for 3 whole days.
This is how it looks like, now:
My father and Charles
have been working as heroes!
My mother and I
have been doing some washing at the kitchen in our new house.
We have been washing the roof and the walls in the kitchen.
The kitchen furnishings, I have been washing before.
Today, my mother
have teached me how to make rissoles of moose meat. The
rissoles looks delicious. I am looking forward to eating
dinner today. I hope that I will remember how my mother made
them, when I am going to make these for dinner some other
tasted delicious! We had a lovely dinner!
Joakim started to get skin
rash, again. I gave him the medicine that we got from the
doctor, yesterday. Now I hope that Joakim will not get any skin
rash again. We don't have any more medicine. If he gets it
again, we will have to contact a doctor here in our town. But, I
hope he will be okey. The skin
rash was not as bad today, as it was yesterday.
My dad and Charles went to our new
house to work, after breakfast today too.
My mom and I are
also going to our new house soon. I am going to try to put up a
book shelf from Ikea.
Today Cecilie and
Joakim are coming home from their Fall vacation.
We got up early
today, and my dad and Charles went to our new house to work.
(A photo down at the page,
My mom and I went to the grocery store to get some food.
I have been
talking to Cecilie and Joakim on the telephone today. Joakim
told me that he is all right. But his foot hurts a bit, if he
steps a lot on it. But he is able to walk slightly on it.
My mother and I
have put on new seat covers on the old chairs that we have in
our livingroom. The chairs have been Charles parents chairs
before, and the chairs are very old. After changing the seat
covers, the chairs was very nice. Almost like new!
Here is a photo of
a "new" chair and an old one:
Yesterday was Thursday, and
I went to dance, again. Even if the schools are having Fall
vacation now, there were lots of people at the dance evening.
I could dance a lot!
Charles went to our new
house, and worked with the bathroom floor.
was at work today, I got a telephone from Cecilie and
Joakims father. He told me that Joakim had got a nail in his
foot. The nail had gotten into his shoe, and then into his
foot. They went to the docter, he put on some bandage, and
gave Joakim a tetanus vaccine. The vaccine did not hurt,
Joakim told me. Besides, he was going to get this vaccine,
later this year (all the kids gets this vaccine when the are
11 years old.) "Now I don't have to get this vaccine, when
my class is going to get it", he said. He also told me that
the wound from the nail did not hurt much. He did not belive
that it was a deep wound.
Cecilie and Joakims father took this photo of Joakim, to
show me that Joakim was all right:
My parents are coming to
wisit us this afternoon. My father is going to help Charles
with the new part of the house. We are going to extand the
house, and make two new bedrooms. There are 3 bedrooms in
our new house, and we need 4 bedrooms. When we are finished
with the new part of the house, we will get 5 bedrooms. (One
for Charles and me, one for Cecilie, one for Joakim and one
for Morten. The last bedroom is going to become a sort of
office and guestroom. We are also going to put our freezer
in this room.)
We are very grateful to my
parents which are coming here to help us. Both Charles and I
have asked our works to get some days off next week so that
we may work the entire days with our new house.
afternoon, I was on a parents meeting. I was the "lucky" one
to write a summary of the meeting.
and Cecilie are going to wisit their father. They are
travelling by plane tonight. At Sunday, I am going to drive
by car (and their father is too) for 3 hours. We will meet
half way between
where we live, and where he is living.
The reason why we are doing this, is because it is very
expensive to travel by plane. We are doing it, to save money.
The last days
Charles has been working with our tractor, to get lots of
sand in our yard. Our yard was full of holes and dirt. We
are trying to get it look nicer.
My sister and her two boys
have been wisiting us since Thursdag evening. We have had some
wonderful days together with them. The kids has been playing
and having a nice time together.
They left this
morning. They were going to drive by car for 6 hours.
Charles and I
went to our new house, to work. We are all looking forward to
beeing finished, so that we may move to the new house.
We have had beautyful weather
My sister, Eva, and her two
boys, are coming for a wisit at tomorrow evening. They are
staying until Sunday. I have time off at Friday. We are all
looking forward to seeing them again. They are living a 6
hours car ride from us, and we haven't seen them since our
belive it's October already! I don't think that it's long
Pretty soon I
am going to walk to our new house. I have planned to paint
some moulding today. Charles has already went to our new
house. He is going to put up the bathroom floor tiles today.
evening, I am going to the movie, together with a friend of
mine. She is also my colleague at work. We are going to see
the Norwegian movie Uro.