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Wow!!!

Wow, yes, that is about the best word I can use to describe the feel earlier today when our good friend in Norway Haakon-Magnus phoned us to tell he had just spoken with the city hall people in Eidsvoll again and that we had a GO!!
They had accepted the whole drawing, no changes needed!!

Wow!!

One hour later we got mail through our door and with that we got a bill from Eidsvoll of over 9000NOK for the job they had done taking this very hard decision they had taken, and a copy of the statement that is sent to the architect as he is standing as the legal official applier for the permit.
Lot of paper work left, and then it is maybe not so bad the fact that the builder don’t have time to do anything till after the summer vacation at the earlies (August maybe…)

But, at least they accepted the drawings, we didn’t expect that to happen! πŸ™‚
Now, to come up with all the money needed, hmm, that will be hard. 😦

Oh well, life is better a little at least.
Tore’s eyes are up and down, more up then down it seems though. πŸ™‚

So, there you have it, some good news in the end.

Linda

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Categories: Eidsvoll

So far, so good…

Hi,

Tore is back from the hospital, picked him up this morning – he phoned me already at 0910 this morning to tell he was already ready – I had been told that if I was there between 10-1100 he should be ready by at least 1100.
He sounded mad, but refused to tell why.

Learned later it was due to the fact he had been awaken at 0300 just so they could check his blood sugar and that he had been sleeping so great till then but did not fall asleep after so he had been pretty mad in the end!!

As far as they could tell the eye surgery had gone well, the bandage and stuff was removed, we have 3 types of drops to drop his eyes with and we are heading back there next week – Friday, on my birthday – to a check up, and then around 3 weeks later again for a second check up.

So far, so good!

He can’t see on it, but we didn’t expect that either, but his right eye is better somehow – even if that used to be his bad eye since 2003/2004 when it got destroyed due to complications from his diabetes.
Back in January of 2004 they manage to save half his vision on that eye – and for 3 weeks ago he was told the same stuff happen to his left eye and they he needed a surgery there too.

Which he had yesterday, much complicated due to us no longer having health insurance, but it worked out in the end thanks to some people in Norway realizing the need for speed and not the normal slow bureaucracy when a Norwegian citizen can’t do a operation in Norway but have to do it abroad.

I’m for ever thankful to a good friend of Tore/us that really really have been so helpful and done so much for us in Norway – without his help I think this would gone real bad!
Thank you so much Haakon-Magnus!!!!

Hopefully the operation have done more then just stop the problem with the fluid and retina out of position, and that Tore actually get his reading vision back again, as it’s been awful for him to have lost that part.

We see, today we’re just happy it is over and that he is home again (with me LOL).

So, I’m mostly a happy girl even if I’m so mad at Eidsvoll commune!

Linda

Categories: Misc

Bureaucratic Hell

Hi all,

I though Eidsvoll commune was a better place that most places in Norway, but I was wrong, I was so wrong!! 😦

I got that impression from earlier meets and talks with them, but our applications for a building permit have shown me that that are as bad and maybe even worse then other places – and it makes me so mad at them!!

A friend of us in Norway acting on our behalf as we are sitting in the Netherlands phoned the city hall again today, two weeks or so after last contact where they then said they was about a week away from finished looking at the application – and today learned that they still was in that final stage and that there where a meeting on Monday that most likely should be the last before we would get an answer from the city hall… 😦

Damn slow people, what’s irritating me most is the fact they didn’t even follow the law and noticed us within the 4 weeks they have to notice us that the applications is received and give a estimate on how long it will take in case it was not ready by those 4 weeks.

We have had to phone and bug them to even get to know they had received it and was looking at it…

That part pissed me so much of I sort of don’t want to move to that area – they don’t deserve our tax money or being our home place with such low interest in the people.
It’s just like all says, it is a demonstration of their power just because they can.

Boy do that feels correct now, I’m also annoyed we told them that we would like to start as fast as possible, this was in start of march this year, and was told that they would not “sit on it” – which gave at least me the impression that they would look at it in what I consider as a normal speed – spending 2 months without giving any notice or anything is for me not a normal speed!!!

But, I guess it is me that is not normal…

So, our life is really fucked up as there are no way we can get a house build before August now, and in early July – 4 weeks from now – the summer vacations start and nothing will be done before August is here – and then the fall comes soon, then winter…

In the mean time we looses money each day, oh I so hate this situation!!!!! 😦

And, I need their answer to be able to come up with a not so expansive drawing as we no longer have the money to build the house we want. 😦
Just don’t want to draw something else I might fall in love with just to end up with a city hall saying NO to that too, hence I need to know what they say about the plans I have today.
If they are accepted, great, but I doubt they will be, and therefore I need to see what objections they have..

So, till next time, who ever reads this stuff, take care. πŸ™‚

Linda

Categories: Eidsvoll