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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!
Mood:: 'calm' calm
location: Train 245 en route to Stockholm
Music:: Muteual Mortuary: "Hateless Insanity"
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 10:10pm on 01/01/2009 under , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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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 [ 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 05:24pm on 18/02/2008 under
Nu har jag lagt ut annonser på en överflödig Billy-bokhylla och mitt gamla datorbord. Hoppas någon nappar... [UPPDATERAT 19.07: Jag har redan fått tre svar på bokhyllan. Hurra!]

I helgen tog jag mig dessutom ut på stan med de eventuellt säljbara skivor som jag inte lyckats sälja till någon annan (ca en back, det som blev kvar sedan Myrorna fått sitt) och lyckades sälja av rätt mycket till Stockholms Serie- & Skivhandel. 1020:- fick jag där, vilket snabbt gick åt till bl.a. ett par nya hörlurar. Resten ligger just nu hos Mickes Serier, CD & Vinyl i väntan på att Micke ska hinna gå igenom högen – han tyckte, vilket jag får erkänna att det ligger något i, att en lördagseftermiddag kanske inte är den allra bästa tidpunkten att komma med en riktigt stor bunt skivor... Så jag lämnade prylarna där, inlåsta i ett bakre rum, så kan han gå igenom allt och ge ett prisförslag i lugn och ro.

Selling off spare furniture. Sold a bunch of records this weekend.
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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 [ profile] sunjan, Justina and little Elias to buy a bureau. With some help from [ 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.
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Another new year, and so it's once again time to summarise the old one. So here we go: )
location: Husby
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased
Music:: Klaus Schulze: "No Frets - No Bass"
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 11:45pm on 14/03/2007 under ,
I got a letter from Botkyrkabyggen today with the protocol from the final inspection. They found nothing more to complain about. Now I only have to pay 1,381 SEK for new wallpaper in the blue bedroom, and then it's finally OVER.
Mood:: 'relieved' relieved
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 03:35pm on 01/03/2007 under ,
Finally, I have performed the final cleaning (yesterday with the invaluable help of [ profile] thette and Anna WINOLJ), locked the door for the last time (not without some sadness; after all I've lived there for five and a half years) and handed in my keys. If Botkyrkabyggen are not satisfied will with my cleaning, I'm going to tell them to just hire a professional and give me the bill. I'm completely fed up now, and will gladly pay up to a couple of thousand just to never have to bother with Alby again.

If I wasn't too tired to feel much at all, I would be happy now. I guess I will be after I've had some serious rest. (And a bath. I think I smell pretty bad today.)

Thank you to everyone who helped me, by encouraging words or back-breaking deeds; I couldn't have done it without you.

Also, today it is 11 years since I moved into my first one-room flat in Uppsala, next door to [ profile] zrajm (and, incidentally, 11 years since Foetus played in Gävle; I was there). Time flies like a banana, or whatever he said.

I don't really like this mood icon for "exhausted". Looks more like "drunk" to me.

EDIT 071106:
Fixed typo.
Music:: Conrad Schnitzler: "CONtakt part 7"
Mood:: 'exhausted' exhausted
location: the office
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 02:44pm on 05/02/2007 under , ,
I've given some thought to the furniture in my new place. With the two new sofas (one two- and one three-seater) there was no room for the huge armchairs in my old living room, so I left them where they were. I'm starting to have second thoughts about at least one of them, as I think it would fit just nicely into my bedroom, just in front of the window.

I'm looking into the question of transport. Perhaps I should rent one of these for a day (four hours may be too tight). I'll think about it for a day or two.
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 02:25pm on 01/02/2007 under
You find the damnedest things when you're moving. When I emptied my desk last night (Anna is coming over to pick it up tomorrow) I found, among other things:

• a little gold-painted model of the Campi dei Miracoli in Pisa standing on a giant hand, with a little pen holder
• a plastic boomerang with a glued-on ad for Arghvid's fanzine
• a postcard of Mieskuoro Huutajat in a glass frame
• a postcard of Mayakovsky, also framed
• a little glass bottle of Pelikan corflu

[EDITED for typo 071219]


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