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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 05:00pm on 20/10/2016 under , ,
Nu har Eva och jag bott ihop i tre månader. I och med inflyttningsfesten 24/9 känns det som om flytten till slut är över. Det här har annars uppfyllt nästan all vår lediga tid under ett halvår, men nu är vi äntligen i hamn och har ett fungerande hem. Allt är kanske inte perfekt – jag kunde önska att byggarbetarna utanför fönstret inte började slamra halv sju på morgonen – men på det stora hela trivs jag bättre med mitt liv än på mången god dag, kanske någonsin. Det gick lättare än någon av oss trodde att anpassa oss till sambolivet, och vi är mycket nöjda.

Naturligtvis finns det fortfarande saker som måste göras, mestadels ganska små som att sätta upp gardinstångsfästen och tavlor. Gästrummet är inte klart än; bl.a. måste vi skaffa en bäddsoffa så vi faktiskt kan inkvartera gäster där. Vidare ska jag dokumentera de sista resterna av datorsamlingen som dök upp under flytten så att jag kan lägga ut bortskänkesannonser på Facebook, gå igenom och göra mig av med gamla musiktidningar, slänga gamla tentor som jag inte tittat på de senaste 20 åren... Men nu har vi åtminstone plats till det.

I morse fick vi också schemat för stambytet. Eftersom de tar portarna i nummerordning och vi bor på nummer 60 tar det ett års arbete innan de kommer fram till oss; alltså kommer vi att få stambytt i januari-mars 2018. Det betyder att vi inte kan vänta, som vi från början hade tänkt, med att fixa belysningen på gästtoaletten (som de gamla ägarna verkar ha förstört), utan vi måste ordna belysning och badrumsskåp. Tre-fyra månader kan vi stå ut, 15-18 månader blir för mycket. Eva ska börja ringa runt till elektriker snart och begära in offerter för att fixa fungerande armaturer och ordna ett par uttag. (Elen ska också "stambytas". Kanske kan vi få trefas till spisen i samband med det?)

Nåja, kontentan är i alla fall att vi trivs tillsammans i vårt nya hem.

[SUMMARY IN ENGLISH: The move is finally over, we're mostly settled into our new home, and are feeling more content with our lives than in a long time, maybe ever.]
Music:: Tangerine Dream: "Phaedra"
Mood:: 'happy' happy
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 06:08pm on 01/01/2010 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Another year over, and a new one just begun. It's getting to be a habit.

So, a short (at least by my standards) summary of 2009:
2009 )
So, to summarise: it's been a pretty rough year with deaths and layoffs and things like that, but it could have been much, much worse.

Best wishes for 2010, everyone, and thanks for making 2009 a decent year against all odds!
location: Train 245 en route to Stockholm
Mood:: 'calm' calm
Music:: Muteual Mortuary: "Hateless Insanity"
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 10:10pm on 01/01/2009 under , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Music:: Edith Nylon - Electroménager | Powered by Last.fm
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 01:45pm on 05/03/2008 under , ,
In February, I accomplished the following:
  1. Rearranged the furniture in my bedroom, including assembling a bureau and moving bookcases around.
  2. Got an 80cm Billy bookcase to replace one of the two 60cms.
  3. Sold my old Jerker workstation desk and the aforementioned 60cm Billy. (The other one I gave to [livejournal.com profile] sunjan, who needed it.) I got a total of 500 SEK for both.
  4. Finished sorting the last of the four crates under my bed.
  5. In the first sorting of all my crap (see previous point), I have used these three categories for anything that wasn't immediately sortable as books, stationery, magazines or various audiovisual media: paper, junk, and "thingies". The junk easily breaks down into "recyclable" and "non-recyclable", the paper into "save", "shred" and "on second thought, reclassify as recyclable junk", and the "thingies" into "keep", "give away and then dump/recycle", and "dump/recycle". I have gone through the two and a half packing boxes of "thingies" and condensed the "keep" part into slightly less than one, which I intend to sort further Any Day Now. It's mostly cables.
  6. Gave three boxes of records (both CD and vinyl) [EDIT: and a couple of books] to charity.
  7. Checked four boxes of old 3½" diskettes, copied the porn few files worth keeping, and threw away the rest. A total of seven kilos. [EDIT: The boxes themselves probably account for another kilo.]
  8. Sold the rest of the records, and got a total of 2,020 SEK for them.
  9. Gone through five Pappis boxes of magazines, thrown away one third and catalogued the rest.
Not too bad, I think.
Music:: Aviador Dro: "Cadena Informativa"
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 03:16pm on 05/02/2008 under , , ,
 


Sometimes you have to live in a place for a year or so before you start seeing better ways to arrange things. This weekend I rearranged some furniture in my bedroom.

On Saturday, I went to IKEA together with [livejournal.com profile] sunjan, Justina and little Elias to buy a bureau. With some help from [livejournal.com profile] darnia, I moved one of my 80cm Billy bookcases to the long side of the wall, took off the lower half of the back panel, sawed out a notch at the back of the bottom shelf for the wall socket, plugged in an extension cord, routed the cord behind and on the side of the bookcase, and put it in the space between two other Billys. After that, it was just a question of moving the books...

The empty space at the short side of the room was soon filled by the 60cm Billy I had standing by the foot of the bed, which in turn gave me a place for the Jonas bureau. It took nearly three hours to put the bloody thing together, what with the nearly 60 screws, 40 wooden plugs, 30+ nails and various other hinges and drawers and other details that needed to be assembled. I got a very nice blister on my thumb from the screwdriver.

But finally I got everything in place, and now I have a slightly better working space than my kitchen table. Worth the sweat and money, I think.
awahlbom: (kapten)
Another new year, and so it's once again time to summarise the old one. So here we go: )
Music:: Klaus Schulze: "No Frets - No Bass"
location: Husby
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased

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