Sunday, December 20, 2020

The old saw mill in the woods

 If 2020 has brought something good, it is that I have been forced to find new forms of entertainment. The things I used to do are no longer feasible, and instead the dogs and I have been exploring the woods in my area. 

Sweden is huge and sparsely populated and you can walk around for a long time without meeting anyone. (Heck, some days you can drive for a long time without meeting another car.) For a Floridian the idea of venturing off the asphalt may sound terrifying, but we don't have any really dangerous animals, and if you walk past a dilapidated building it's probably just as empty as it looks.

The other day, we came across this. I don't know if it's still used for something, I hope it is, and it's pretty cool.






Wednesday, December 9, 2020

New facemask day, lol!

When I lived in Florida I once accidentally entered my bank without taking off my sunglasses. A security guard appeared in like half a second, asking me to rectify the situation. I apparently look enough like a bankrobber to make getting my whole face and eyes caught on camera vital. Hmm...

Anyway, 2020 changed all that. We don't have a mask mandate in Sweden - our government still doubts the good a mask can do and claim wearing them will just make Swedes fidget with their faces. I guess they know something the rest of the world doesn't... *cough* But from what I hear people in the USA wear them all the time everywhere.

A year ago you couldn't enter businesses with your face covered. Now you can't enter without having your face covered. Go figure...

I've been thinking of getting some cool washable cloth masks. And when I purchased a new winter coat, the company included a complimentary face mask.

I appreciate the thought, but it isn't exactly my style. 😆

A new look for the 250th anniversary

I don't know exactly how old my 18th century cottage is - the local history association says we know it was there in 1772, so it was pro...