I had troubles sleeping this last night. Every time I felt close to fall asleep my brain sort of jump started again :-) I don´t think I got many hours of sleep, but still I´m not especially tired. When i got up I heard something sounding like cannons out on the fields. The cranes we love so in spring is not as loved now by our farmers. The are returning south now and rests here by the lake eating all crops they can. So now they use some sort of cannons to scare them away from the fields.
The grass has grown so much lately because of all rain that has come, so today I had decided to buy a engine powered lawn mower. I drove down to Falköping quite early thinking I would take some pictures of houses that can be found there. I can say that it´s not easy to take pictures while driving. Most of them got so bad I had to erase them. But on the bottom of this blog is those pictures good enough to show.
I drove down to a store called Granngården. They aren´t exactly known for being cheap, but they have good quality on the things they sell. They had sold the one I´ve been looking at for a couple of days now, so I had to pick another one and found exactly what I wanted. The problem was that they had two sorts that had almost the same name. The only difference between them was that one had to be pushed, the cheaper one, on the more expensive one the wheels rolled by them selves. So i decided to buy the more expensive, why pushing a heavy machine when one doesn´t have to?
So the young man selling the machine brought and loaded the pakage with the lawn mower in to my car. That is very unusual here. As soon as one paid the thing they usually don´t care any more. So I drove home and started unpacking and put it together. When I looked at it I saw that it was the wrong machine :-) So I had to pack it again and drive back to the store to change. Fortunally for me they had one machine left of the sort I wanted. To my surprise he then gave me a liter of oil (a quarter of an US gallon) and an oil changing kit because I´ve had to come back and he gave it to me without looking as if he would die doing it :-) Normally one has to say that don´t You think I would get something for my troubles, otherwise they usually don´t care about something like that. We sweeds aren´t especially seviceminded to be honest.
So now I have mowed my lawn with my new lawnmower. The grass was so thick and wet that the lawnmowers engine died a couple of times :-) If I would have used my old lawnmower it would probably have taken all day to do this, now it took almost one hour. Okey, I don´t like the sound and fumes but I really don´t like to do this a whole day. Especially since it´s my last day of vacation. The sun is shining and the propellers on the wind power plants doesn´t move at all. Finally my fly traps are working so theflies didn´t bother me at all while mowing today.
This and the comming pictures shows different villas that are in Falköping. They comes all from different times but showes somewhat how it looks in Falköping.
Now I´ll look at the final in The American Idol show. I already knows who won, I couldn´t wait so I looked it up on the internet :-) I must say that I´m surprised that Adam Lambert didn´t win?! The other guy is good to, but Adam Lambert is really good. I wonder if it´s because it came out that he is gay? Over here it would probably have helped him to win instead :-) The swedish Idol isn´t as good as the American. Here they have made it a competition for kids it feels. Nothing wrong with that perhaps, but I would rather have it like it is in the American show with people of wider age frame. To be honest, our Idol competetors aren´t that good either. A funny thing here is that the one winning usually dissaperes from the stage. But those that came from second to fith place usually gets very famous :-) Only one of our winners are still around, the rest is forgotten totally :-)
So have a great day now, I will!