Archive for December, 2006

End of year cleaning…


If you are a returning visitor to my website, I’m sure you have noticed I’ve done some cleaning/changing of it…

Been thinking about it for a long time, sitting here in the Netherlands with no time to do lot of things I normally do, I instead got busy browsing my large pile of stuff behind me, scanning a few things, updating some text, add things to my website and overall do some cleaning of both house and website.

Even if one could argue I don’t actually clean my website by filling it up even more with stuff… LOL

Like my new front page better now, there are some action and way less text to meet people that just happens to come to that site… πŸ™‚
The small slide show with a few selected postcards worked out fine I think.

As the year nears it end, and we have to start thinking about going back to Norway, it becomes clear to me that after this year nothing is like before – and life is changing and i need to change with it…
Still not sure how it will be, but from time to time I’m sure who ever is interested can find some info in this pages… πŸ˜‰

Till next time, take care


Categories: Misc

Back home…

I’m home, I’m home!!!

Yeah, I’m home!!

At least for the next 6 days, in one week, Tuesday the 2nd of January 2007 I will again be on the boat on my way to Norway, again, but till that morning, that day, I will be HOME!!!!!



The trip went fine, except I forgot how bad the madrases is on the Color Fantasy boat/ferry – hard and very uncomfortable to lay flat on… 😦
I haven’t used a pillow since I was little, and on that boat, even on the 5 stars cabins you have this very hard madrases that sort of bends up a little in the middle, so it don’t matter what way you lay down in bed, you still end up laying with your head in a downward angle, small though, but still so I feel my body is pressed up against my head and I end up with a very bad pain in my neck! 😦
Didn’t sleep to well thanks to that…

But, the bat was early into Kiel, and we where off the boat at around 0920 – more or less 40 minutes before we normally end up being of that boat trip.
And, add in not to heavy traffic and a good day – I ended up driving nearly 350km in 4 hours and 29 minutes of driving time and added a 10 minutes break, tops.
Good trip I must say, we where home 1355 – a new record!

And, house was still having power, as the garage door open up – yeah!
And, we had all our stuff here, no one had broken in – a even bigger YEAH!!!
Was afraid it might happen, haven’t been home since august 1, 2006 – and you never know…

But, now I’m here, finally!!

Will sleep good tonight, and now, I can have bath in a bathtub, again, more Yeah!! πŸ™‚

Life is good!!

Best always


Categories: Misc

Last updates up


Sorry for the lateness in updating the Eidsvoll Project pages, but at least I’ve pulled my self together and added all pictures and some text that may help describe what happen after my latest update in middle of October 2006.

Not much been happening, but we got some work done today, will add some pictures tomorrow of that – and will use the days before Christmas to try to do more work.

Leave for the Netherlands just after Christmas, need a quick trip back home, hopefully we have a home still down there…

Then back again, early next year there will come people and put up the rest of the garage for us, and then some time in the third week we will get the roof up also.

After then, who knows, wish I could have a fund raising on the Internet, as we lack money to fulfill the house…

Anyway, till I write again, best wishes all


Categories: Eidsvoll

Nearly Christmas


Today we write the 18 December on the calendar, and still I sit here stuck in Norway…

Haven’t been home in the Netherlands since 1 of August, I don’t even know if I have a home/house to come home to, or if it has been broken into/vandalized or nothing…

I hope all is in order, but the scare is there that something is not right.

We are to leave for home this week, but got a new delay yesterday when Tore’s brother called and said he had a doctor’s appointment on Thursday, and that is bad, as he was suppose to come with us for a Christmas Holiday in the Netherlands…
So, no leaving on Tuesday or Wednesday on us…

Add to the insult, yesterday and today, there is nice weather but around 4 degree Celsius below zero – meaning Tore and I can not do any work outside building up the garage as we have no tools to defrost the ice from the already put down “bricks”, and none of us feels putting concrete on top of ice is a good idea… πŸ™‚

Then , to top it all of, today Tore is not feeling well at all, and seem to have no idea what it can be – he just know he feels very bad… 😦

So, here I sit, freezing a little, nice weather outside, but have nothing to do – no feel for doing much inside either, so another boring day I suspect…

Till next time/year…


Categories: Eidsvoll, Misc