Karin: Jag ska sova i min egen säng hela natten.
Thanks for all the sympathy and advice. Some of it is being put into prompt action. Our dinner date was cancelled tonight due to a sick kid (theirs, not ours) so we had a relaxed evening, doing nothing much. I finished my new Smithsonian, which had a fascinating article about famous inventions that came about as a result of an accident (matches! Post-It Notes! vulcanized rubber! penicillin! popsicles! microwave ovens! Teflon!).
I actually worked on my collage book for a short amount of time and decided that the page I wasn't so happy with before isn't so bad. I'm waiting for glue to dry on the other side and then I will post pictures, which will keep me feeling a little crafty while all my crafty-comrades-in-arms are having fun without me in Gothenburg this weekend. *blatantly fishes for sympathy*
Tomorrow, the backhoe is arriving at 11 (says Backhoe-man. We'll see), and I have 3 things on my to-do list: buy b-day presents for 3 little girls, make a run to a place where I can pick berries and red leaves if it's not raining, and drive to Ängelholm to pick up 2 Billy bookcases I found on Blocket for 300 kronor. Anders thinks the cost of the gas to drive the 1.5 hours there and back cancels out any cost-savings, but what does HE know about bargain-hunting?!
Work has gone well all week, I've had interesting and fun things to do, nearly constantly. Our 7th issue of the company newsletter is ready to go to print on Monday, and I'm quite proud of this one, I think the layout looks quite good, if I do say so myself. :) Today, we had a goodbye email from one of the salesmen in Japan whose last day was today. He had written a personal line or two to every single person that he's worked with from Sweden over the last 2 years, in broken English, and it was absolutely hilarious. I nearly hyperventilated myself into hysterics, laughing. I laughed so hard I cried, and couldn't stop laughing for nearly 15 minutes. He compared our President (a woman) to Michael Jackson, in a good way, told one guy "you look like soldier," another that "YAOH (You Are Only Hope)" and said the following, which set me off again, and has me giggling still:
Torbjörn, thank you very much for your kindness. When I was in Lund, you sight seed me around Lund city university. Lund was not so exciting but you warm heart was very nice to me.