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365 Day 19-28

JAN 19

Still faithfully at it. Martin sometimes reminds me and shouts "photo of the day opportunity!" and I grab my Canon and get on with it. Here I had just "framed" the prints that ended up in the laundry room.

JAN 20

We call this picture "the helpdesk". We all laughed when we saw it because it looks like out of a brochure. It shouldn't read January 20 but "At your service. Call 1-800-WILLE now!".

JAN 21

Mr Cozy pants X2. Bonus and Mini are really annoyed with the weather by now. They whine and look at us accusingly.

JAN 22 
Ok, if I can't go outside, you can't go outside. I'm holding on to these until you make the snow go away!
 JAN 23 
Martin likes to read. He's read just about everything, classics, modern literature, the heavy stuff. He's after all the son of a History book author and a Swedish and English teacher working on her thesis.

JAN 24

My favorite drink. White Australian Chardonnay from a carton. What can I say, I'm neither into fine dining nor fine drinking.
JAN 25 
If Mini spots a piece of paper she'll sit on it. Particularily if you are reading it. It works on everything from the size of a receipt, a newspaper or a box sleeve. This one provided nice lower back support. 

JAN 26 
It's not Fettisdagen yet but Wille and I had a telepathic moment when he texted me from school craving  semla and I had just bought one for him.

JAN 27
Snow. Snow. More snow. I've had enough thank you very much. And the city has too apparently because the seen to have given up on clearing the streets.
 JAN 28 

Yum. Thursdays are kind of Fridays for me so I usually get something to celebrate the weekend with. Have a good one and see you again on Monday!


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Our Family Calendar


 OMG! I apologize for the extra grainy photo above. I blame it on how it's constantly dark over here. When I get up and go to work and when I get home after work. I had planned to take a photo on the weekend but I forgot. Well well. I think you can see it's a calendar on the side of the home office unit and it's what this post is about.

I'm just realizing I've been forgetful twice in this post so far. I'm getting old and tired :). I had (again) planned to post about this at the end of last year or very early this year, like a couple of weeks ago but it slipped my mind completely and here I am Jan 28th showing you our custom family calendar. Bear with me or come back tomorrow for fresher content.

Kalender 001 
I'm really picky when it comes to calendars. I want a family calendar with a column each for the three of us but most calendar manufacturers seem to assume that there are five to a family. Mini and Bonus are active family members of course but somehow I can't see my filling in "eat tuna" and "catch mice" on there. Also I don't want any fuss on my calendar, just the dates in black on white. Why do most family calendars look like someone went mad with crayons on them?

Anyhoo, the simplest calendar I could find that was tall and narrow as opposed to wide and stumped was a calendar with just lines, no columns. I'll draw the lines myself she muttered in the fifth bookstore.

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 Armed with a long ruler and a black pen I set to work during my lunch hour at work (hence the beech desktop) and drew vertical lines, 36 of them in all, and hey presto our own custom calendar for a family of three + two illliterate. 


Stickers at the top to mark each of our columns. 28 days later and it works perfectly!

Organizing with Trash Cans


I've told you about the treasure trove recycling area in the basement at work before. Look what I found a few months ago! A stack of trash cans. And this is actually only half of my loot, there was another stack just like this one! Nothing wrong with them whatsoever except that they were... stuck! I guess the company who threw them out couldn't be bothered trying to pry them apart but I figured I could so I brought them home.

After some serious banging with a rubber mallet they did come apart in the end. One is being used in Wille's room as a regular trash can and another couple are in the "sports cabinet" in the storage room holding fishing rods, kites, skate boards etc upright.


I lined the rest up on the floor in the storage room and they now hold a multitude of things which are notoriously difficult to store. One contains rolls of adhesive film and paper, another bubble packing materials, a third miscellaneous tall and narrow things that don't go in my storage boxes. There's also one for rolled posters and maps and one for some weird but useful rubber material.
I love uniform storage so when I found the trash cans I immediately knew they would be perfect for all this stuff and I was right!