Thursday, February 4, 2010

It took me 25 minutes to shovel away all the snow yesterday morning. I didn´t like it at all :-)

Almost no new snow have fallen since yesterday and it´s quite nice when it comes to temperatures outsdie too. We really don´t need more snow now, not only because I don´t want more, but it´s giving us hugh problems now. The average snow depth is 50 cm (half a yard) now.

The roads were terrible yesterday morning and some took what ever they needed to drive to work :-) Some of my workfriends are farmers too :-)
The snow is really sticky. Not strange that roofs are falling in.

Several roofs has fallen down into buildings. One horse got injured and one child got brused when the roof of a riding school fell in. No one got injured when the roof fell in to a departement store and a whole building collapsed too. Many more accidents like that has happened and one wonders if they have forgotten that we actully do get lots of snow here from time to time. All roofs that collapsed were the flat kind. That is one of the most stupid ideas that unfortunally is popular over here.

I´m so happy that the forest owner plows the roads now. Otherwise I couldn´t go anywhere because of my leg.

Trains doesn´t work and those few that does work are really late all the time. In the latest snowstorm yesterday airportys had to close too. Now we will have sun and nice wether for the whole weekend, but already next week the lowpressures and the snow will come back :-)

If You look closely You can see a light in the middle of the photo. The cottage You can see there is mine :-)
Tomorrow my car will go through the annual inspection. I really don´t like to go there even if I know that my car is ok. I get so stressed so my stomac gets upset :-) :-) But it has to be done no matter what I think. I don´t think there´s anything wrong with little “Piglet”, but I´m already stressed by this :-) :-) :-)

Now it´s time for a cup of tea and naturally the fire is burning in my stove.

Have a great day now!


jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer..i just really love your cottage. how many rooms does it have? is your snow heavy because it travels over the ocean and pics up moisture? we are going to get a storm tomorrow and i think it will be the fist "packing" snow of the year. it's called that because you can pack it or press it together and it sticks. it's also called snowball snow for obvious reasons. i can't wait. today it is sunny and warm which is a bit weird. enjoy your tea! joyce

HelenJ said...

Jag gillar visserligen snön men nu när den är så blöt är jag inte riktigt lika förtjust. Och mer vill jag absolut inte ha!
Sol och minus fem grader - det är vad jag vill ha ända fram till 1 mars. Och sen ska det bli vår! =)

Anonymous said...

Joyce, I hope Christer answers that there is enough room for all of us to visit. . . not now . . . but maybe in the Spring. After reading this blog in the winter, who would want to go there then? Great photos today Christer. I like that guy who drives the hay lifter to work or whatever that big wheel is. I'd love to see one of those in my office parking lot. WooHoo! We'd laugh our butts off. I do see the twinkle of a light in the distance and that must mean you are quite a ways from home. I like the comparison of the last photo showing what the light looks like up close. Thanks.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
My little cottage has three rooms. but it´s more like one big room on the upper floor devided in two by the chimney. Not big at all :-)

I don´t know why our snow is so heay, so You might just be right there. It´s only when it´s very cold outside that the snow gets fluffy. Mostly we have no problems with making snowballs :-)

I hope You´ll get as much snow as You want :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hejsan Helen!
Vi hade faktiskt någon plusgrad igår. Men nu på morgonen är det -7 igen. Våren får för min del gärna börja tidigt :-)
Ha det gott!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Soory, but here´s just enough room for me and my dogs I´m afraid :-) It´s a very small cottage. But spring and early summer is the best time here and autumn too when all the blood sucking insects are gone :-)

It´s an ordinary traktor that he uses to plow his fields with :-) He at löeast knows that he always can come to work :-) :-)

Have a great day now!

womanwisdom said...

Hi Christer!

been away for a long while...and i missed a lot of your posts. work has made me so busy since i also worked weekends in the past. i also did a lot of traveling related to my work, attending a conference and meetings. i had a lot of calls from my counselees and had to accompany them through the process of redirecting their lives - "a new beginning" as they say..i worked even during the holidays!

my daughter too is graduating from high school and looking for a college isn't easy. that ate up a lot of my time and helping her fulfill requirements before graduating. system of education here is critical. there is a big disparity between public and private learning systems. the government's priorities are questionable, and education is not the top priority in the national budget. elections are coming and candidates are busy spending for campaign ads. and it becomes a battle for the best ad and not what the candidate can truly offer. ayayay! mamma mia! dios mio! (that's what my grandmother used to never changed since her times...and i too say, "ayayay"!)

i really love your pictures of lots of snow! here, we're having a max temp of 28deg. but at about 3am it gets to be about 20deg. i love the atmosphere of winter (just in pictures, please)...reminds us of the need for the spirit to take a rest, to "hibernate", to be able to renew its energies and reclaim a new life, new beginnings in spring!

that reminds me...i'll have my "tension tamer" tea for now...thanks Christer! have a great day ahead!

Aussiemade said...

Hello Christer
Such beautiful pictures of the sun, snow your dogs playing with the snowballs made me smile a lot. (thankyou). I love the pictures of your home so welcoming the light in the snow. The tall lamp reminded me of The lamp in the CS Lewis book about Narnia. Do you know this one?

I have been drinking tea a lot today as it is cooler here thankfully. Temperature overnight 19d C during today 19 too. lol

Your comment about your fire reminds me I must order our wood for winter.
Hope your day has no more snow, enjoy it!

splendid said...

hi Christer!
i love the picture of your lil cottage in the woods.
we are in for a big snow storm here today ~ maybe 8 inches
hahahaha and that is causing so many problems, isn't it funny how different places react to weather.
i am staying in and knitting and catching up with my internet friends, stay warm!

rox said...

Oh Christer , I so wish we would get more snow ! well I think because I despise the city so much and after a few weeks the snow we have turns grey , brown and gross! I know what you mean about that heavy sticky snow . It is fun for kids to roll in etc. but shoveling it is another stroy is it not .
We are taking a drive this weekeknd out to my mothers and I will once again be content as snow in the forest is so different then in the city . She has asked the children and I to watch her home for 3 weeks end of march !
Your place looks so cozy despite the hard work you must to do upkeep etc. I so wish I could come for tea :-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Weena!
Sometimes work has to come first, as long as it isn´t so all the time. And if one loves ones work those times are great :-9 But one must take the time to relax afterwords, that´s very important!

Education is a very big thing here. We are now moving from an idustrial country towards a service work country so education must be one of the more important things. Jobs like mine, a painter, is slowly dissapering. Maschines are taking over those jobs I´m afraid.

I would gladly have Your temperatures right now :-) :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Aussimade!
Since it won´t be any warmer the comming ten days there´ll probably be a lot more photos like that :-)

Yes I sure know about that lamp :-) One of my favourite stories! But to be honest, it´s my neighbours lamp. But since I´m counting his spruces as mine (they stand just beside my woodland) I can count that lamp as mine too :-) :-)

Lots of tea here too and the fire is burning in the stove. But I use firelogs, compressed sawdust. Costs a bit more, but I don´t have to chop them :-)
Have a great day now and take care!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Splendid!
It´s strange that we, that gets snow and winter every year, always seemes surprised when it comes back :-) :-) I can´t understand why we get it so caotic every year :-) :-) :-)

I was just thinking that I have no indoor hobby. Would have been perfect snowy winters like this.
Have a great day knitting!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Rox!
City snow is gross and when i lived in the city I really disliked it. Nowdays I think I dislike snow mostly because of my bad leg. I can only walk where the roads are plowed and it is a bad pain when shoveling snow. But that will all be over after my surgery :-) :-) So I might like it more next year :-) and then I´ll definatly try snow shoing!

The end of March! Couldn´t be more perfect really. Spring has slowly started over here and I think it might be like that over at Yours too. There is no better time in the year! I can imagine how much You will enjoy that!

Have a great weekend now!

Kat said...

That last picture is my favorite of them all!!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Kat!
My lttle home is kind of cute :-)
Take care!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christer, you little home is not kinda's VERY cute! A REAL little cottage! :)
I am over here doing my best to make this little 1950's home of my husbands into a cottage. It's almost there...

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
I do like my little home :-)

Over here it´s moe the size of the house that determins weather it´s a cottage or a house. This is an old croft in the beginning, but since it´s modernised it sort of has passed over to cottage :-)
Have a great day now!