Category: "Anything but the other"

Rats – Secret Soundscapes of the City

September 20th, 2017

Finally understood what the sound I did hear on my way to work was: "Rats – Secret Soundscapes of the City"

A stone’s throw from the white-marbled Opera house, and based on the hypothesis that rats serenade one another with love songs, Jana Winderen will record the ultrasonic landscape of Bjørvika and slow the sound down to human hearing levels.

http://nymusikk.no/en/hva-skjer/jana-winderen-rats

I'm in need of a JCB Fastrack

August 30th, 2017

Yesterday, got overtaken by another tractor. Need to win in the lottery and buy a JCB Fasttrack to keep up with the speed of these modern tractors. I actually thought I had to slow down when he did try to overtake me, but no - I did not need to, he passed me in just a few seconds... doh!!

Fetsund timber booms

August 28th, 2017

Yesterday me and the boys went to Fetsund timber booms where we spent a couple of hours together with Kent. Nice weather and a lot of people. The two oldest ones did not want to go, they said it would be boring...did not hear them complain at all when there. Just remember to borrow a life jacket when out on the floating paths, we did not and it made me a bit stressed when carrying the youngest one and watching the two others.

At the cinema: Dunkirk

August 28th, 2017

Saturday evening, went to the cinema for the first time in many, many years. Did watch Dunkirk, a good one!

Milstone: Disassembling the toodler crib

August 20th, 2017

The toodler crib, or "my prison bed" as named by #3, has now been disassembled and is now out in the barn.

Cleaning the roof tiles

August 20th, 2017

Always things to do, such as cleaning the moss from the roof tiles.

When doing not so fun things, need to make my own fun

All done (this part of the roof at least)

Concert last Saturday

August 11th, 2017

At Tellfortell 2017 Elin and the rest of Åkerland had their concert on Friday. I had to stay home together with the kids, but on Saturday Elin wanted to listen to Grenseland. So we all went, the kids also. They did enjoy one or two songs before getting a bit bored and then started walking around forcing me to follow them as well. So did not get to sit down and listen to the band to much, but at least Elin had a good time. Me and the boys also had fun, but not while listening to the music...

A lot of rain, but then it stopped and the sun did show. Times like these I should have had the Canon camera and not only the iPhone...

All about the not so fun stuff to do

August 10th, 2017

Being adult and own my own house is all about doing the "not so fun stuff", such as cleaning the waste container....

Foundation for the portable saw

August 10th, 2017

I have started preparing the foundation for the portable saw, one of the projects I want to finish off this year. It is all about having the proper tools available, here two tractors and the backhoe loader (funfact: It is the same age as me)

Crushed rocks, then styrofam and then premade pillars.

Pillars adjusted and even more rocks filled in the hole. Next is to remove the soil which is not needed. And then I need to get help to figure out why there is a ground fault in the electrical cable. Then fix some issues on the saw and then I can start using it.

Backhoe maintenance

August 9th, 2017

Had to change the gaskets in two of many cylinders on the backhoe digger, since they where totally worn out causing it to leak huge amounts of oil.

Tried to loosen the nut at home, but instead of loosen it I would have ripped the vise of the table. So I had to go to Westreng Maskinforretning, they have the proper tooling, including a very long pipe which I needed to get enough momentum to loosen the nut.