Names are changed to protect the innocent…..
[AT A SMALL PIZZA SHOP IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF STOCKHOLM NEAR CLOSING TIME]
S: WHAT KIND OF PIZZA DO YOU WANT?
C: WHATEVER YOU WANT.
S: ARE YOU SURE, HOW ABOUT SHRIMP AND FETA CHEESE
C: SOUNDS GOOD
S: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
C: THAT SOUNDS GOOD.
[S SPEAKS TO CASHIER IN SWEDISH. GROUP STANDS AROUND FOR A FEW MINUTES]
S: MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE ONLY ORDERED ONE PIZZA
C: (SURPRISED) HOW MANY DID YOU ORDER?
S: (JUST AS SURPRISED) TWO, OF COURSE. HOW MANY DID YOU THINK I ORDERED?
C: UH, ONE?
Finally we had painting weather today. Okay, mid 50’s but a bit windy. I spent a bit getting the new paint sprayer set up. I had to go to Home Depot for a second 5 gallon bucket of paint, and still ran out (you can see the the top corner that I will need to finish). So, after a couple of hours of work, and very wet shoes from working in the mess behind the barn (which you can see still needs to be cleaned up).
The dogs had a wonderful day outside… Tucker is starting to do a lot better staying in the yard. Now for an evening taking it easy…
We decided, after much fussing, to have our pizza dinner as a picnic. We watched a movie in the theater on the base today, so we didn’t have our normal pizza-movie night. Tomorrow the weather should support painting the barn.
Today we had rain. And snow. Luckily the snow didn’t stick. The boys were up early, and had no problems getting the bus. I started thinking about selling the house this summer (if the refinance falls through) – but I’m tired of moving and that would create its own stresses. More on that later.