A present from one of the cats

July 17th, 2014

Found outside on the doormat. Good to know that our cats are perfect terminators. That was actually the fourth trophy in just two days.

And by the way, it never fails, it makes Elin scream each time.

A room with a view

July 15th, 2014

As long as your name is not Mrs. Richards and you insist on having a room with a (sea-)view I would recommend booking room 1920 at Villa Norangdal, the very same room we had last week. From that room you will wake up to a beautiful view of the narrow valley Norangsdalen.

And if you are not familiar with the name Mrs. Richards, spend 2 minutes watching this clip from Fawlty Towers

Being a handyman

July 15th, 2014

One of the stones on our stair came loose so I have to fix it. First removing the old mortar before applying new one. Having the proper equipment made that job easy.

Plan was to fix it at once, but off course at one spot the heating cable had been a bit misplaced - so I did cut it. So now waiting for the electrician to help me out fixing it before I can apply new mortar and once again fasten the stone.

Clouds rolling by

July 15th, 2014

Once in a while there are some benefits staying up late. Picture taken a couple of days ago.

Cargo securing

July 13th, 2014

Had to secure some cardboard boxes loaded on the trailer a couple of days ago, using whatever I had available. 24 boxes of Nordlands Pils did the trick.

Test drive: BMW 800 GS Adventure

July 5th, 2014

Got to ride the BMW 800 GS Adventure here the other day, and what a comfortable ride. Would I want one? Maybe, might be a bit to big for my commuting needs, and I would guess my adventure needs so small that it won't be worth spending all that money on this bike. In the video below he wraps up that you do not need to pay a lot of money to get a bike that is heavy and good on the high way. But, on the other hand, why let common sense decide?

Here's a video of the bike

Running scared?

July 5th, 2014

My son Iver, is he running scared, or is he simply just very happy since he has got new swimming trunks?

Roy Orbison on the other hand, he was running scared

No heat in our Ford Mondeo

July 1st, 2014

Yesterday when driving our car for work I did notice that there was no heat. Fearing that I had spend a lot of money I luckily spent one minute on Google before spending any money. Found a post at http://www.norwegianmondeoclub.com... providing me with the solution.

On the AC

  1. Quickly press "Footwell" and "Off" at the same time
  2. Immediately afterwards (without any delay) quickly press "Auto"
  3. The climate control self test then starts

Had to do it a few times, but suddenly the heat started working again.

Me doing things I have never done before

June 30th, 2014

In honor of my cousine Gry I create this post showing what I did here the other day: Sanding a wooden floor, something I have never done before. Me boring just doing the same things I have always done before? I beg to differ!!

Krepserittet 2014

June 29th, 2014

On the 15'th of June me and Espen participated in Krepserittet . Nice weather and a lot of single track made this a very fun competition. Also we get lunch when finished. Espen enjoying the lunch, he had a good day on the bike.

My day was bad, I have had a cold for about a week upfront, so I should really just stayed at home, but I did not. Anyhow, I got to finish the two rounds and as a bonus I got to work on my bikers tan.