The ant world

The Ant World: We have some kind of ant invasion. This is a very odd thing. On the kitchen table we find ants. They don’t crawl around like any ants but seem to have been thrown out of the nest. (So ants must be living between the ceiling and the corrugated roof!) They are crippled ants. Maybe crippled at birth or old and redundant? And therefore cleaned out? They drop into glasses, food and whatever is on the table. So Mick removed the slat that goes above the table by the light cable and sealed it with wood filler. No ants this morning. They must find a new place to throw their “friends”.

Hobbling along with my knee and imagining it is getting better. Tired of it now and will go out in the patches. If I don’t twist it it should be fine! It’s been raining a lot and the grass is growing. It will be hard to weed without disturbing the tiny seedlings.

Yesterday we sawed the wood we had gathered and Mick split half of it. It will now dry nicely in the shed until next winter. He also did a bunch of small chores while I stared at him more or less.

The damned Plovers come in for landing just when we go to bed or have fallen asleep. Because of the stupid knee I cannot go out and shine the flashlight in their faces and make them go away. I n e e d a s h o t g u n !

Oh well

I see I’ve already put out the other room. Well well.

So back to life. I’ve got a knee pain probably some inflammation or tear in one of the ligaments. So been sitting a couple of days but that’s ok since we now have some rains coming in. Mick runs in and out and does this chore or that. Split some wood, got soil and packed around the sceptic area aso.

Our old turkey that lives down by the creek near the crossing is widening his circles and made it almost to our patches. May have to cover them soon.

So next on the agenda is fixing up patch 1 which we have had covered most of the time and will in the future but with shorter stakes so we can reach the netting easier.

Very much planning a chook house too now. But also a lot of sewing coming up. Needing curtains in the study.

Jag förstår att jag redan har lagt ut om det andra rummet redan.

Så tillbaka till livet. Jag har smärta i knäet, antagligen lite inflammation eller trasigt i ett av ligamenten. Så har jag suttit ett par dagar men det är ok eftersom vi nu har några regn som kommer in. Mick springer in och ut och gör det här det ena med det andra. Hugger lite trä, hämtar jord och packade runt i avloppsområdet mm.

Vår gamla kalkon som bor nere vid bäcken nära korsningen vidgar sina cirklar och gjorde det nästan till våra grönsaker. Måste täcka dem snart.

Så nästa på agendan är att fixa patch 1 som vi har täckt för det mesta och kommer att göra i framtiden också men med kortare stakar så att vi lättare kan nå nätet at justera vid behov.

Mycket planerar ett höns-hus också nu. Men också mycket sömnad kommer upp. Behöver gardiner i studion.

New bedroom

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Refurbishing rooms in a small house takes planning.

First move all furniture into livingroom. Flytta allt.

Then replace the rotten planks in the floor. Takes a while to order the right wood too. Yeah that’s the ground you see. Ruttet överallt.

Allmost set:

Walls, ceiling all must either be replaced or mended. Since the wall to the main room is the old outside wall and parts are missing you can see straight through so needs an inner wall.

There is art and scribbles all over the walls inside, well in a lot of places. This house has had a loooot of odd people living in it from time to time. Gamla ytterväggen, man ser igenom tilll vardagsrummet.

Then came the fires and put an end to the work. Lite störning i jobbet.

We were locked in because all roads were blocked off due to fires.

We had a dozered road made around the house by the firefighters (fieries) but it was still pretty nervewracking. I had already in my mind made up that if the house burns down we would build a brick house.

Time to paint ceiling. and windows. Måla tak.

All set, curtains up. Innervägg och gardiner.

They are a tad bit narrow for the old British windows in this room but we do not care too much. Gamla engelska fönster med vikter och sån’t. Gardinerna är lite för smala men det gör inget.

Time for a trip to the kids in Japan. Mera störningar.

We also need wardrobes in the new bedroom. Since we moved we have used book shelves. There is always dust and the lower shelves may often have mold and we have even had mice live among the clothes. NO MORE! Möss och damm, vi behövde garderober.

While waiting for open roads and good weather to pick up the wardrobes in Port we started on the old bedroom which we shall call the study. Medan vi väntade började vi på nästa rum.

Not as nasty as the other room but missing skirtings which let bugs and spiders crawls in straight from outside. BUT NO MORE! Later on this room.

Nice with a bit of royal feeling to it! Inte så pjåkigt. Lite kunglig känsla tycker vi.

Last touch some framed pictures from whenever. Have not seen most of them since we owned a house last.

We just love our bedroom and for some reason sleep much better here!