Archives for: "August 2017"

I'm in need of a JCB Fastrack

August 30th, 2017

Yesterday, got overtaken by another tractor. Need to win in the lottery and buy a JCB Fasttrack to keep up with the speed of these modern tractors. I actually thought I had to slow down when he did try to overtake me, but no - I did not need to, he passed me in just a few seconds... doh!!

Fetsund timber booms

August 28th, 2017

Yesterday me and the boys went to Fetsund timber booms where we spent a couple of hours together with Kent. Nice weather and a lot of people. The two oldest ones did not want to go, they said it would be boring...did not hear them complain at all when there. Just remember to borrow a life jacket when out on the floating paths, we did not and it made me a bit stressed when carrying the youngest one and watching the two others.

At the cinema: Dunkirk

August 28th, 2017

Saturday evening, went to the cinema for the first time in many, many years. Did watch Dunkirk, a good one!

Milstone: Disassembling the toodler crib

August 20th, 2017

The toodler crib, or "my prison bed" as named by #3, has now been disassembled and is now out in the barn.

Cleaning the roof tiles

August 20th, 2017

Always things to do, such as cleaning the moss from the roof tiles.

When doing not so fun things, need to make my own fun

All done (this part of the roof at least)

Marlow Grand Prix 2017

August 15th, 2017

Last Saturday, Marlow Grand Prix 2017, 1 minute and 5 seconds slower than last year...doh!!

Front door maintenance

August 12th, 2017

It was way overdue, the need for maintenance, but I finally found time to do it.

Concert last Saturday

August 11th, 2017

At Tellfortell 2017 Elin and the rest of Åkerland had their concert on Friday. I had to stay home together with the kids, but on Saturday Elin wanted to listen to Grenseland. So we all went, the kids also. They did enjoy one or two songs before getting a bit bored and then started walking around forcing me to follow them as well. So did not get to sit down and listen to the band to much, but at least Elin had a good time. Me and the boys also had fun, but not while listening to the music...

A lot of rain, but then it stopped and the sun did show. Times like these I should have had the Canon camera and not only the iPhone...

All about the not so fun stuff to do

August 10th, 2017

Being adult and own my own house is all about doing the "not so fun stuff", such as cleaning the waste container....

Foundation for the portable saw

August 10th, 2017

I have started preparing the foundation for the portable saw, one of the projects I want to finish off this year. It is all about having the proper tools available, here two tractors and the backhoe loader (funfact: It is the same age as me)

Crushed rocks, then styrofam and then premade pillars.

Pillars adjusted and even more rocks filled in the hole. Next is to remove the soil which is not needed. And then I need to get help to figure out why there is a ground fault in the electrical cable. Then fix some issues on the saw and then I can start using it.

Backhoe maintenance

August 9th, 2017

Had to change the gaskets in two of many cylinders on the backhoe digger, since they where totally worn out causing it to leak huge amounts of oil.

Tried to loosen the nut at home, but instead of loosen it I would have ripped the vise of the table. So I had to go to Westreng Maskinforretning, they have the proper tooling, including a very long pipe which I needed to get enough momentum to loosen the nut.

Heavy rain last Wednesday

August 9th, 2017

I did hitch a ride with Torgrim last Wednesday home from work, this is the view we had when passing by Råmyra

An old pair of shoes and two new ones

August 1st, 2017

My old pair of running shoes, the Mizuno Wave Hayate 2. According to this review it has oustanding traction, but I disagree. A bit moist conditions and I do not trust the shoes at all, the conditions needs to be all dry and not a single rock or tree root for me to trust them. And the shoe sole has started to loosen from the shoe on one of them after what I consider pretty lightweight usage. So, no more Mizuno for me.

So yesterday I passed by the Sport1 outlet next to Oslo City and found two new pair of shoes which I do expect will perform way better. The Inov8 Artic Claw 300 - which is actually a winter running shoe with 16 spikes, but I will use them as terrain shoes in summer time as well. I expect them to have very good grip at all times, even in very wet conditions on rocks and tree roots. The other one, Asics Fuji Runnegade 2, does not have spikes but I also expect the grip to be way better than the Mizunos. Both shoes 700,- pr. pair, so a very good price as well.

So now I cannot complain about the shoes when in Sweden in 30 days - all ready for Icebug Challenge.

Wet car

August 1st, 2017

No side windows, plastic fantastic, but not using waterproofed tape - risky

Seems like the car would be washed pretty well both on the outside and the inside

And off course a disclaimer: I was passing by on the bus, not able to help :-)