Andreas

Off work.

I guess I failed the hundred days challenge. It’s ten days since I wrote here. But to my defence I’ve been blogging a lot over at one of my Swedish blogs instead. The last couple of days me and me family have been down in the southeast of Sweden to stay in a house that’s my parents own together with some other relatives. It is a beautiful part of Sweden. I have put together a photo album over at snap.as. Please have a look..

I just read Maiques blog and he dedicated todays post to graffiti and street art because its street art day on his blog. I’ll do the same. I like Maique and I like street art so I put together a photo album on Snap.as where I’ll post all my street art photos from now on. The pictures presented there now are taken in Stockholm and New York.

#streetart

*** This is the twentyfirst day of my #100DaysToOffload challenge, which you can read more about here.

I missed yesterday. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. It passed midnight before I got to think about the hundred days challenge. I might finish it anyway but it will forever be a missed day. It hurts.

All guests gone. Had a nice lunch at a camping restaurant. Did some lawnmowing (fixed the old one) and took the kids ro the store to buy some candy. Life goes on.

The #torplife continues with new guests arriving. Today Helene’s brother with family came to visit. We put up tents inside the barn to them. Very cosy. Camping without the hassle.

The kids and all grownups played some table tennis together where you get one hit and then run around the table, “rundpingis” as we call it in Swedish. Good times.

It was “time to go home day” for the five teenage boys who’s been here all week to hang out with our 16yo. What a camp they’ve had. Staying up all night, sleep half day, eat a lot of snacks and hardly no real food. They were tired when they got in the car. Yesterday the watch the horror movie Hereditary and they told us it was “the scariest movie they’ve ever seen”. We heard their screams in the middle of the night. They echoed over the fields around the barn. Good times.

The weather is classic Swedish summer. Unreliable. But this morning me and my friend Calle managed to run during that hour it was not raining and a bit sunny. It was a good run. Later Anna came over, she’s a friend of the family and her daughter is often playing with our twins. Anna has got a dog, a nice flat coated retriever. A very energetic dog. I took it for a run. The second one for today and after that both me and the dog had to rest for a while.

The teenagers in the barn are playing Hay Day, the farming game on mobile. I started too. It’s actually quite fun. I never play any games except Pokemon Go. I haven’t been into any other game since Commodore 64 days and the “press play on tape”. That was fun, copying tapes with a couple of hundred games on each C90 cassette. My favourite was Giana Sisters. Well, that’s all for now, back to the farm. I have some cows and corn fields to attend.

That’s the feeling today when it’s been raining again. After midsummer it’s going towards father times again. I really try not to think about that but this time of the year I always do.

More uplifting was today’s trip to the strawberry fields of Marieberg. We picked seven kilos. Half of it, less than half actually, we ate for dessert with ice cream. The teenage boys, the twins, me and my wife, we were all happy about those sweet berries.

When it’s raining I like to spend time in the carpenter workshop that I’ve put together in the barn. Today it’s been raining all day so I had time to made a new bench for the small porch. I was doing handicraft listening to podcasts. I enjoyed myself. I tried to at least. I am feeling very tired the way I always do in the beginning of a vacation. It’s like the system has to turn itself off completely in order to be able to reboot. It will be better in a couple of days I hope. I need the sun to come back. Rainy weather makes me sleepy.

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The teenagers at the loft are having a blast. The don’t care about the weather. They’re playing music and stupid video games and are staying up all night watching horror movies. Tonight they’re gonna watch Blair witch project.

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