Jan's View

By HarlingDarling

bit of a shady shot

It's in poor light, I can swap it for a better one in daylight. the last three days and the bottom left is an unfinished extra I've been working on. It's been a long day, and a day full of happenings. The bank man Jens happened this morning, an occasional meeting that is usually helpful and informative, just as this one was.

The lunch out at Gulavillan, the yellow house, happened - delicious buffet as always. And there we met Birgitta who turned 80 a while back, and conversed about all sorts of things. Then the MOT happened, the car passed with flying colours after being serviced only yesterday. Second hand shopping happened for one of us, whilst the other one was MOT-ing the car. I met friends in the shop (spoiler!) which was lovely.

Finally IKEA happened, that took time as it happened slowly and with pauses. We found all the bits and pieces we wanted, more Kallax, and some boxes to go on the shelves. We popped into the bargain basement and there was one of the pieces already assembled, and a fair bit cheaper to boot. Job done! It fit into the car as well, with a bit of wriggling.

Coffee/fizzy water was taken. Then we launched into the thorny area of IKEA kitchens. We have lived in our house for 30 odd years and the kitchen has needed attention for half of those years if we are honest, and now it's getting silly with bits falling off...  I can see this is going to be a long process but we have now narrowed down our options and are working on the measurements and so on. I planned a possible kitchen a year ago, but we are not fast movers. When the right moment arrives, things happen with ease. I believe in Kairos time, a proper or opportune time for action, as Wikipedia has it.Here.

Julian Assange has been arrested, forcibly ejected from the embassy where he has spent the last 7 years. He sought asylum, avoiding deportation to the US, justice in Sweden on charges of rape and molestation, and Westminster court who gave him bail which he then jumped. However... he has done a lot of good things for the freedom of speech through Wikileaks, and he is no doubt a thorn in the side for many rulers of the less scrupulous kind. I am conflicted.

And I'm also a bit jaded after this very long day, which ended with a drive home through a beautiful sunset, with peachy and blue stripes along the horizon. And then the emptying of treasure into the house ready for another session of organising tomorrow. It feels good to be doing this!

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