Monday, June 1, 2009

I wonder if this is an old pig stie? Nowdays it´s a good place for birds to nest in.

It was a bit over 32C (90F) warm in my bedroom last night even though the window had been open all day. So sleep wasn´t to think of for rather many hours. I wasn´t tired this morning strangly enough.

At work it was even warmer today. Outside it reached 27C (81F) but by my paintbox the temperature was much higher. The ventilation system in the box is really strong so it sort of sucked the heat from the owen on one side of the box and the heat and humidity from the big washer on the other side. It´s like working in a steam bath :-) I´m usually not in a good mood when I have cleaned the paintbox in hot weather so people use to avoid me then :-)

I´ve noticed that a lot of our wild flowers are yellow. At least now in spring.

Snails seemes to have all kinds of colour on their shells. This one is really beautiful. This kind of snail seldome does any damage on the plants, they rather eat leafs that starting to decay.

You know the equipment I broke this weekend? Well today I found out that we had similar equipment in the factory. I asked why we didn´t use that one, it´s all in metall so it´s difficult to break :-) It´s something wrong with it was all the answer I got. So I took a look at it and after cleaning and lubricated it ( took over 30 minutes) all problems were gone :-) I don´t think they have done that since they bought it over ten years ago :-) :-)

So despite me being clumsy and break things this weekend, I sort of saved the day by getting our own equipment in order. Now we can send the painted material in time for once and possibly get more things like this to paint in the future. That is if the ordinary painter takes this seriously and does his work right. He wasn´t to enthusiastic about having to care about the coating being like that on cars. Perhaps I have to put my foot down and paint it my self, even if it´s not my job to do?
Have a great day now!

A wild geranium. I don´t know it´s name because we have several of them that looks much the same.


jaz said...

i did sign up to follow you! that is pretty weird how we never signed up to each other's!!! joyce

Fritt ur hjärtat said...

Ha! Så säger de att gult är fult. Så dumt!

Anonymous said...

Strange but beautiful coloring in that snail Christer. We don't have anything like it over here. What do you think makes for the stripes? See if you can get a closeup next time you spot one. Flowers are beautiful and the country photo by the barn, was it in the neighborhood? or is it at your work site? Good blogging today, thanks.

Anja said...

Jag får värmeslag bara jag läser om hur du har det...vilken himla tur att jag slipper lönearbetet nu mera. Kommer ihåg att när det blev värmeböljor blev Karl Johanskolan olidlig - alltid över 30 grader inne. / Anja

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi joyce!
I´m signed up to Your too now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hej FuH!
Inte är gult fult inte! Det är ju som att ha soler i trädgården :-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Yes they are beauttiful and I´ll try to find another one. I have no idea how they get their colouring. See if I can find it out.

Yes the barn is just a couple of farms down the road. Perhaps I should take some pictures on the neighbourhood to, not just the forest and fields.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hej Anja!
Ja dey var vansinnigr varmt den kvällen. Tack och lov att jag har långhelg nu :-)

Jobbade du på Karl Johanskolan?? Där gick ju jag :-)Fast det var nog innan din tid tror jag. Slutade där 1980.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What would business owners do without great employees. NOT well, I suspect! I hope you got some KUDO'S for helping get the equipment back in order.
It is such a delight to watch your little corner of the world come to Springtime glory! I LOVE it!
So new and interesting to me!
Now..what else did I miss.
OH..and I would be cranky too if I had to work in hot sweaty conditions! Grrrrr!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Well I did break the things we borrowed :-) I think I´m sort of even with the owners :-) :-)

I think it is tye big differens that makes spring so fantastic here. All winter it´s so dark and cold, so when spring finally comes it really is different.

The problem with me and heat is that if I don´t drink a lot of water I get really irritaded and bad tempered. I know when I have to drink a lot of water when I wish that all just died around me for no reason at all :-) :-) :-)
Have a great day now!