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Bad tv and a stolen box

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in My life, Whining

In case you’ve missed my whining, here’s a bit more. 🙂

Minor problem, but one that’s irritating me:

Tonight I expected to watch another episode of Midsomer Murders. Instead, Swedish tv has decided to air the Crown Princess’ birthday celebration all night.

Bigger problem, but perhaps one that has helped clarify things:

Today, mum and my sister went up to the cottage. (I hope she’ll post some photos from her outing). Everything was fine out there, except for one thing. When we left in a rush the last time we were there, we accidentally left a metal box out in the rain – not the kind the rusts, fortunately. Unfortunately, now it’s gone. And since this place is right in the middle of the woods with no road passing through (except a path for walking, and barely, driving tractors on), no stranger can have come up to the house. That means one of the neighbours must have taken it. I refuse to believe the lady who always helps us will have taken it, but I strongly suspect the hunter. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it, but there’s someone who’s constantly shooting at things, even out of season (we assume he’s practicing). On the other hand, we did run into a man with a hunting dog once and he seemed nice. There’s also a farmer, that I know absolutely nothing about (of course, for all we know, he could be the man with the dog).To be honest, I suppose one of the lumberjacks that the land owners call in to cut down trees, may have taken the box.

Be that as it may, we now feel rather upset with the place. In the past, we’ve hesitated to leave, for sentimental reasons. Our parents bought the cottage more than thirty years ago. It’s peaceful and pretty. However, now we’re thinking we should leave. It’s really difficult to have two different ‘homes’ and have trouble living in either of them. First though, we need to get our act together and move up there temporarily (while we fix up this place, in town). Then we’re going to look into moving the cottage and selling the land. I think the lady we bought the land from originally (her late husband really) will want to buy it back to grow trees on it. She’s still making money from forestry (using hired hands, naturally). We won’t get much, but maybe it will help not to have to worry about two, maybe three properties, again, neither very suitable for living in permanently.

There’s still a very long way to go before we can settle this, but maybe this unpleasant incident has helped us decide and to break the ‘deadlock’ we’ve been in.

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