It’s green!

This past weekend we invited our family over in order to help out with fixing our lawn. We had bought 200 square meters of grass rolls and we figured it would be quicker to get it done if we had some help from our loved ones. A good thing with living so close to each other! 😊 

My parents came earlier and helped Mathias get rid off the weeds. I had done a tiny bit on Friday. First off I totally dislike yard work, always have… and secondly my hip still didn’t enjoy too much moving around. I managed to get rid of the weeds in the front section where I didn’t have to bend my legs but the rest I left for others to take care off. 

The rest of our family available to help out came around 10am and they started working. My chore of the day was to be the official photographer… 😉📸

How shall we do this? Every job starts with some discussions…
Lots of grass rolls! And we had one more pile not seen in this picture.
The first grass rolls on the ground!
Since we have a stone wall at the front some detailed cuting was needed.
Front yard finished!
The side of the yard was bigger plus that is has a slope so this one was trickier.
Hubby and his niece having fun carrying grass rolls.
The side yard is also finished! Now all we need to do is water, water, water…
Of course you need to treat your happy helpers with food! Hamburgers and chips!

It’s actually quite amazing to look out from the windows and see a green lawn. We’ve had rocks and dirt for two years now so this is a huge change! 

Thanks to everyone who helped out, we truly appreciate it! ❤️ 

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Fire!?!

Last weekend we decided to finally do a major cleaning of our garage. We’ve talked about it for almost a year but never done anything about it. Ever since we moved into the house the garage have been only a storage place for old boxes and other stuff. We want to be able to put the car in there and organize every thing which does have its space there.

We had done a little organization of things to throw away during the Easter holiday so a majority of the things needed to be sorted was already taken care off. Now we carried everything out to the drive way and started sweeping the floor. Since I can’t carry the heavier stuff I started sweeping in the storage room while Mathias handled the items left in the main garage area. I thought I’d cleaned it pretty well but hubby gave it another go to get rid of the last parts and wow it sure became a lot of dust smoke in the room. Suddenly our security alarm went off and we couldn’t figure out what had happened. It didn’t take many seconds until the security company called and it turned out that the fire alarm in the garage sensed smoke and therefore the alarm went off. We had not even thought of that the dust could set if off! They allowed us to temporarily remove the fire alarm so we could continue our cleaning. 😃

Now the garage and storage room looks fantastic! All we have to do now is purchase shelves and hooks in order to really get it looking good! Pretty soon our car can move in too! 😉

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All stuff cleared out of the garage and located in the drive way. Thankfully no rain despite the quite cloudy day!
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All stuff cleared out of the garage and located in the drive way. Thankfully no rain despite the quite cloudy day!
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All stuff cleared out of the garage and located in the drive way. Thankfully no rain despite the quite cloudy day!
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All stuff cleared out of the garage and located in the drive way. Thankfully no rain despite the quite cloudy day!

Back in business

After almost four weeks being sick I’ve finally had an enjoyable weekend! Not only was it sunny and quite comfortable to be outside most of the time but I’ve also been able to be up and do things. Both yesterday and today I’ve taken a short walk, plus that we’ve managed to fix a few things around the house… Here are (parts of) our weekend in pictures:

Our weather station (indoor and outdoor) is finally up and working.
Our weather station (indoor and outdoor) is finally up and working.
Our numbers on the house is up! We couldn't do it earlier as the house wasn't painted and then it was too cold for a few months.
Our numbers on the house is up! We couldn’t do it earlier as the house wasn’t painted and then it was too cold for a few months.

I’ve also managed to do a little Spring/Easter decoration both outside and inside.

Easter bunnies and daffodils
Easter bunnies and daffodils
A must when Easter is near... "Påskris" (Easter tree) with colourful feathers.
A must when Easter is near… “Påskris” (Easter tree) with feathers. So far this is the only one in the house but I will add more within the next few weeks. I also will put up the witches and a eggs eventually.

And last, but certainly not least we’ve enjoyed BBQ in the sunshine. Today we ate sausage with buns.

All set of lunch. Unfortunately it was not as comfortable to sit outside as it looks because it was a little windy so right after we've eaten we went straight back inside.
All set of lunch. Unfortunately it was not as comfortable to sit outside as it looks because it was a little windy so right after we’ve eaten we went straight back inside.

Tomorrow I’m going back to work again. Finally!! I’m pretty sure the first few days will be a little rough but I’m so happy to finally be doing something useful again.

207L of extra cold storage

We purchased an extra refrigerator to have in our “closet” under the stairs. We’ve realized that having drinks, soda and beer, beer, and more beer (😉) in our regular refrigerator made it take up too much space that was needed for other stuff plus that our refrigerator stopped being organized. So an extra (beer) refrigerator was needed.

We found one that would fit perfectly under the stairs and still allow us to have space for other things needed to be kept there. The refrigerator has room for 207L so now we can go shopping for more stuff to put in there.

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The best part is that our refrigerator in the kitchen now has plenty of space and everything is easily viewable and accessible!