Monday, October 12, 2009

The northern winds from the arctic are still here and makes even a sunny day like today nasty. Well it was sunny until I came home, then the drizzle came and made it even worse to be outside. That sort of makes me smile inside thinking of all huntesr being outside today. The yearly moose hunt has now started. The hunters here only have a B-license to hunt moose and that means that they only have two days to shoot what they are allowed to shoot. Tomorrow will be even colder :-)

Tomorrow is an important day for the factory I´m working at. It has gone downhill fast after the vacations so now troubles are big. They woun´t shut it down, at least that is what they hope for. But they will probably shut down parts of what we are doing now and many of us will most probably loose our jobs. Negotiations with the union will start tomorrow and we will probably have an answer to what´s going to happen within this week. I´m not especially worried at the moment. Even if I´ll loose my job I have unemployment pay and since I never got around to buy that refridgerator and that washing mashine I need I do have some extra money if times will get tough. But as I told many of those at work, no idea to worry now since we actully doesn´t know what is happening.

So now there´s a fire in my stove, we have all eaten and I have a pot of tea just ready for me to drink. Even if there´s clouds all around, life sure is nice :-)
Have a great day now!


Valerie said...


I love your attitude! It must be a Scandinavian thing...many of us Americans are just too high strung! LOL

Anyway, good luck with the employment results this/next week. I hope you end up keeping your job, but if not, when one door closes, usually a window opens!

Lovely pictures. I will have some beautiful mountain shots to post later today. (I was out of town over the weekend for a little anniversary trip.)

Try to stay toasty warm!


HelenJ said...

Ja fy sjutton så kallt det är nu...
Jag kan hålla med dig om att det är dumt att ta ut bekymren i förskott, då får man ju våndas två gånger (eller en gång i onödan). Men jag håller tummarna för dig!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Valerie!
Well i learned that it´s quite exhausting to worry before the worries comes when my gardencenter whent down the drains :-) :-) Nowdays I take the problems when they come, not before :-) :-)

I´m looking forward to those pictures then! One can never see to many of those!
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Helen!
Ja, märgen fryser i benen känns det som :-)

Ja, hellre ta bekymmren när de kommer, det är så tröttsamt att oroa sig kanske helt i onödan :-)
Tack för tummhållningen!
Ha det gott!

Anonymous said...

You have a good attitude about life Christer. I wouldn't worry till it knocks on your door. And who knows, maybe you can get a job with the Union as an organizer for painters, carpenters, travel Sweden. We have so many unemployed over here it is sad to see so many people out of work. Somehow you have to learn to cope with it. Thanks again for the lovely pictures. Maybe soon you'll try photography for a livelihood. Eh?

NinaH said...

I hope you wouldn´t have to lose your job!! Even if you seem to coop with the thoughts pretty well.... Anyway... I send a "god luck" to you!
Watch out for the hunters!;-)

jaz said...

hi christer.....oh no!!!! i hope you don't lose your job. i will keep my fingers crossed for you! those sky photos are amazing! it is going to get very cold here tomorrow. my sister has 5 inches of snow in minneapolis! joyce

Anonymous said...

Right on Christer don't sweat the small things and jobs are small things losing one only means you are ready to step up a notch. Enjoy that tea as I enjoy your blog.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
What happens happens, so no idea to worry :-)

The situation is the same over here and there are no jobs avalible at all right now. But things will turn it´s just a matter of time. Lets hope it´s a short time :-)

It would habe been fun to be a photographer and making a living from it, but the prices of those cameras needed !!!!! :-):-)
Well I knwo one thing I can do if I get unimployed, take pictures every day :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi NinaH!
Thanks! I´ll manage what ever happens :-) If I got through loosing my gardencenter I´ll get through loosing this job too :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
I hope I can stay, but I´ll manage anyway :-) If loosing my job I´ll have a lot more time to walk with my dogs and take more pictures to show here :-)

So much snow already!! It´ll be a cold winter I belive. There fell some snow this morning friends at work told me. For once it was warmer here where I live :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Woody!
One never knows what´s going to happen. I got this job by driving to the wrong place :-) I got lost in a village so small that it is impossible to get lost there :-) :-)
have a great day now! I´ll enjoy my tea :-)