A somewhat rural neighbor popped by for an all you can eat dinner today.
Week’s going somewhat well thus far. I hope to be on track with everything by the end of tomorrow. Then I’ll try to take it a little easier for a bit, but we’ll see – reality’s got a way of rearing it’s ugly face at times like these.
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In Sweden we have this thing that you should have a photo of the royal family, your king and queen, in bathrooms. We’re doing that too, but we have a different queen…
We’re in town to pick up some stuff, and the little one for the weekend, and I’ll tell you this: I already miss my summer office. It’s a scorcher today, not a time for being in the city. Can’t wait to leave again.
Today’s the day for this thing to go live, so that’s taking precedence over almost everything else at the moment. I do have some other things to sort out too, before the US wakes up, including a video meeting and some code, but I think I’m pretty much all set for tonight. Exciting!
Midsummer is a big deal in Sweden, perhaps our biggest holiday, with fun and debauchery. This year was obviously different, and absolutely wonderful. Now I’m back in the summer home where the meowing monster was less than happy about me being away. Deal with it, kitty!
It’s a scorcher of a day in the summer home. I’ve spent it working, with a break for mowing the lawn. It’s quite the workout when you do it by hand, a full hour and I saved some for tomorrow. Granted, the heat didn’t help, but hey – if you can’t go to the gym…
It’s all work an (almost no) play at the moment, so I’ve got nothing for you. Well, I got something for myself at least: The Keychron K2 finally arrived. I’ve been banging out code on it all afternoon. It’s very promising.
So it turns out mowing the lawn by hand is the equivalent of about an hour at the gym. That, and the fact that the base has moved from Stockholm for the time being, made me freeze my gym membership. Also, I wasn’t using due to that bloody pandemic. Cutting down trees is my workout now.
It’s Friday afternoon and I’m still alive. There are a couple of more things to do when the US wakes up, but then I’m closing the lid on this hectic week. Managed to squeeze in a swim and a beer by the lake, not too shabby.
Last night finally saw the teaser announcement for the upcoming Conan the Cimmerian: The Tower of the Elephant board game Kickstarter that I’m working on. If you’re into things like this, make sure you subscribe to the Conan.com newsletter – there’ll be a treat.
In other news, the base has now moved to the summer home. That’s another ”finally” right there, although I suspect it’ll be harder to keep my head down and keep barrelling through my todos.
I’m hitting the ground running this morning, having been at it for several hours already. Things are changing, today’ll mark my second physical meeting in two days. It’s a lot easier to talk shop that way, and as long as everyone’s healthy – and keeping distance – it should be fine. I say should, because suddenly you’re one of those that are unaware of being sick. I don’t think there’ll be any more physical meetings before summer truly kicks in, so I’m sure everyone will be fine.
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Day two of nutty work week (part 1) started with an obnoxious cat, and a full doctor’s exam. The latter was rather haphazard, and I must say that the tools seemed awfully blunt and plasticky. Then the doctor lost interest, and I could get coffee to start the day. I suspect there’ll be a lot of disruptions like that today, thanks to the pandemic and how the smallest sniffle keeps kids at home. There’s sense to that obviously, but I also suspect I’ll keep praising noise cancellation headphones after the day is through.
I’m back in Stockholm for most of the week. Tons of work ahead of me, so it’ll be head down, pomodoro timers, and sensible routines to get it all done.
It’s been a day, of mowing lawns and trimming things, finding pathways to hideaway bathing spots, and setting things in order. I’ll just stay there, and let you all have your own days, respectively. I hope they were grand.