I think spring has started.
We’ve had quite a nice day over here, the sun was shining a big part of the day and the temperature rose to 6C (42,8F). But we had a rather strong wind that made it a bit unpleasant so I spent a long part of the afternoon sleeping 🙂 🙂 I saw several geese flying to the lake, a couple of swans while walking in the forest and some cranes flew over my cottage when I sat down by the kitchen stairs drinking a cup of coffee 🙂 Today felt like the beginning of spring.
I was prepared to take Hector for his last visit to the vet this week if his leg didn’t get any better. It still isn’t especially good but he’s the first one that wants to take a walk and he’s still happy meeting new people and dogs. So I’ll follow the vets advice that when he doesn’t want any of that, that’s the day I’ll have to go. So it felt a bit strange when two of my friends had to do just that visit with their dogs instead.
There’s a fire in the stove and today is one of those days when it’s hard to guess how long I’ll have to keep the fire alive. It’s already nice and warm in my cottage but I think the night will be cold. If I have the fire burning too long it’ll be like a sauna in my bedroom all night 🙂 But if I keep it for to short it’ll be cold instead 🙂 I could of course just turn up the radiators but I think I pay enough as it is to the electrical company 🙂 🙂 🙂
Down below is a list of some of what I bought at the grocery store in Gudhem yesterday. It isn’t the cheapest store but it isn’t especially expensive either. I checked that it goes 7 swedish kronor on one US dollar and the same in Canadian dollars. I have no idea id the Canadian dollar has the same sign as the US one so the second amount is the Canadian one 🙂 By the way! I’ve noticed that many of my comments just disappear a short while after I’ve left them on Blogger blogs. Especially those with word verification!
Dish soap 8,6 oz $5 550ml/ 5
Brie Cheese (Saint Benoit) $ 6,5/pond 14,27/ kg
Philadelphia cheese $ 3,56/ 7,05oz 3,55/ 200gram
Hard Cheese (it’s called Greve) $ 6,5/pound. But I bought a very cheap but delicious last week that cost $ 4,5/pond. 14,27/kg , 9,86/ kg
Salted pork $ 3,24/pound 7,13/ kg
Warm smoked pork $ 6,43/pound 14,14/ kg
Milk 3% $ 1,9/0,4 US gallons 1,9/ 1,5 liters
Sour milk with fruit 1,5% $2,27/ 0,26 US gallons. Yoghurt with fruit is slightly more expensive. 2,27/ liter
Boiled ham, thinly sliced for sandwiches $ 9/ pound. 19,86/kg
Cat food, hard bits $ 2,6/pound 5,7/ kg
Dog food $15,6/22 pounds. 15,57/ 10kg
Have a great day!