Been a while since I last wrote a post at this hour; actually quite a while since I last was awake at all at this hour. Today was my sisters boyfriends stag party. It was actually a full day of events including paint ball and some place with different challenges. However, due to my recentÂ illnessÂ which I’m still suffering a bit from I decided not to participate during the day but instead join them in the evening when they got back. I went there a bit early to help my sister to set it up.Â This was the first stag party I have attended and perhaps the last. My middle sisters boyfriend doesn’t seem like the type that would appreciate a stag party and I doubt my oldest sister will remarry. I don’t really have any close male friends either and I of course have no brothers.
They got back around 17:30. Apparently they had put a hood on Ingemar, who’s the man to be wed, during the ride back in the bus so he wouldn’t know where he was going. He hadn’t been very fooled though and at least ~10km before their destination he knew where they were. As they were certain he would recognize the path leading up to his door they decided to carry him. They carried him inside, removed his shoes and then threw him in the indoor pool.
The rest of the evening consisted of bathing, eating, drinking and talking. I skipped the bathing part as did some other people. I didn’t like it much in the beginning when a lot of people was together as everyone talked way too loud and I already had a headache. I also didn’t like some of the people very much as they were a bit vulgar and brute for my taste. But it got better as the evening went on and some people left. Around 23 or so we were only 4 people left until 1:45 or something when my father joined. He was on his way home from some friends in the village and the path goes by the house. For some reason unknown the front door stood wide open when he passed by so he went in.
At 2:30 I drove the remaining to visitors home, something I think they, and especially Ingemar was great full for. At home, which I arrived to at 3:15, I found Annie sleep in the bedroom with the night stand lamp lit. For some reason I find her with the light on when I’m out late. I think her ambition is to be awake when I get home but she seldom succeed in that plan. Over all I had a quite decent evening/night. Now it’s time to brush my teeth and head for bed. It’s way past my bedtime!
Currently sitting in the car at the train station in Lund waiting for my father to arrive. When he does in about 20 minutes I’m going to drive him home, which takes about 25-30 minutes and then drive back home again. I won’t be in bed until past midnight. I tried to sleep a bit in the evening but didn’t succeed. I’m quite bad at sleeping in evening or afternoons when I’m supposed to. I however don’t have any problem at all to fall asleep in the evening, or even better afternoon, when I’m not supposed to. Good thing the first meeting isn’t until 9:30 tomorrow.
Today I had lunch with a group of people from work where I used to work with some of them before in an assignment past. Unfortunately the three guys I liked most and spent most time with have quit or moved site by now, but the ones left aren’t bad either compared to my own section. There are also two new guys in the group and I like one of them quite a lot. I think I’ll try to arrange to have lunch with them more often as there’s interesting discussions during lunch time and it keeps my spirits up a bit for the afternoon.
Currently working with a defect that seems to only be testable in Japan. When I have made a software build it takes the guy in Tokyo 4 hours to download it from Lund. Now that’s efficient working!
So I started working again Monday last week. I think it was time for it but I did not expect the toll it would take on me. In the evening when I come home I’m very tired and don’t do more than watch some TV. Which means there haven’t been anything written here. I’m tired today as well but though it was due.
Work is slow and uninteresting at the moment. The only joy in it is meeting the interesting individuals who have not quit yet, but there’s not many left. With the start of work the headaches returned a bit more as I’m actually concentrating for a long period of time. Went to the pharmacy today and picked up some new caffeine pills, I hope they will help a bit as the paracetamol doesn’t help much anymore.
Went to look at another house today. Was quite nice with quite a large garden but I didn’t feel it. And the ceiling in the furnished cellar was so low that my hair touched the roof now and then when I walked. The other rooms for storage and workshop had pipes in the ceiling so lots of things to hit my head in. Don’t think this is a winner either but Annie is still processing a bit.
Now I need my sleep so I can be fairly alive tomorrow.
One house was too expensive considering the amount of work that still needed to be done. The other house was quite alright but the garden was too small. Might have been enough with the house closer to the street, but think the garden would have been to small either way. We also did some scouting and had a peek at the house we’re going to look at on Tuesday. We also had a short walk in a park right next to the house we’re to look at and it seemed nice.
Yesterday me and Annie drove to Flyinge PlantshopÂ to see if they had a Magnolia Galaxy. Ever since we visitedÂ Kiviks EsperÃ¶d ArboretetÂ in May two years ago my father have wanted one. It blooms with huge flowers in the spring. Flyinge Plantshop is a very nice place with lots of plants to look at as well as a small show garden. We booked one of the two Galaxies they had for pickup next weekend. My father is currently in England and my sister didn’t want to sign up for caring for it until he comes back home in about ten days.
After our visit at Flyinge Plantshop we drove on toÂ Norrvidinge HandelstrÃ¤dgÃ¥rd which is a much smaller but still significant place. They got a bunch of large greenhouses where you can by various flowers, herbs and vegetables. Here Annie bought two plants of cocktail tomatoes, two deep purple petunias and a sunflower. We also bought two cucumber plants for my sister. It’s quite a nice place which doesn’t feel quite as capitalized as PlantagenÂ which we have in Lund. You would however expect as much as it’s just outside at tiny village in the countryside. They also sell vegetables which usually is of good quality, especially the cucumbers and tomatoes which they grow themselves.
Final stop was an even smaller place which is an old farm with a few greenhouses out on the fields. I don’t know the name of the place and I doubt it has a web page but it’s located here. We didn’t buy anything here but it was good to know that it existed for future adventures.
After these three visits my and Annie’s desire for house and garden have grown even more. We’re going to try to find one today by going to look at two houses.
The trip ended at my sisters where we made rhubarb pie from her own rhubarbs. It was delicious! I’ll definitely have some rhubarbs in my own garden some day.
Today Annie is going to do some more gardening on the balcony, planting the tomatoes and finishing the flower arrangements.