Handyman

I had an electrician over today. It was brilliant!!! He made my kitchen such a wonderful place and now I just don’t care how much he’ll bill me. The best part is, next week he’ll come by again and install a dimmer on the lights. It’s going to be so modern I can’t believe it p:

I think it must be pretty dull to be an electrician. At least if all you do is connect wires in people’s homes. Apparently my kitchen was really, really dangerous before. He said it looked like some of the work had been done by somebody who shouldn’t have done it. And I’m not surprised. Either way, I’m very happy. Just waiting for the next down :left:

Babysitting

My brother and his wife have 3 children. I don’t know where they found the energy to go to Paris for the weekend, but they did and I agreed to do the babysitting. I’m not exactly a ‘children person’, and I was a bit upset with myself for accepting but it went shockingly well. I even did a parent-type thing: I threatened one of the kids he’d lose his saturday candy, and I didn’t follow through. I dare not imagine the mess there would have been. I just felt a bit evil when I said it I guess, considering at that moment I felt like I was prepared to actually do it. When I thought about it later, I wasn’t 100% sure he had actually heard me say it, so that was my excuse. p:

Apparently Paris was good.

General update

Lots of things going on these days. I don’t work such long hours any more but even so my days are filled to the brim.

There’s yoga once a week at Yoga for Alle in Majorstua, which is about the only exercise I get, besides the occasional going skating and falling on my butt. I’m considering developing The Fastest Exercise In The World, where the concept is basically falling. It’s fascinating how the body works to minimize the impact: My muscles were sore for 3 days.

I’m redecorating my kitchen, too, and Maxbo (a DIY-store) has become my third home. It’s just a touch-up but it’s a lot of work just convincing myself not to take it too far. Hopefully I’ll have a Real Home in a month or so. Going away too many weekends. I did have a lot of fun tearing down the ventilator and replacing the tube that leads out. There was nothing to attach the new tube to, strange how the previous one hadn’t fallen down. Anyway, there are all these little things that require some thinking for a novice like myself.