Monday, February 11, 2013

Playing catch-up, failing

You don't even understand how impossible this is, blogging after being away for this long.
I don't think i've ever taken a break this long before, and trust me, i never wanted to.
But recently a few people have let me know that they miss the blog, and that's really nice to hear.
And i am one of them! Although i miss posting more than reading. You know what i mean.

So the reason i haven't updated here in so long is pretty simple; no internet.
I have internet on my phone, but i've never been much of an iphone blogger, and using my phone for wifi is also expensive.
That hopefully explains the lack of email replies too, i hope. I don't really have time. 
I hope some of you are following me on twitter and instagram at least, cause those are the only two things i update daily!

Damn, i honestly don't know where to start...
You know when you're in love and everything is just weird, and dreamlike?
The first couple of weeks here were like that.
I didn't even notice all the construction crap lying around, or the fact that everything was in boxes and my clothes were covered in paint.
Those first weeks were just so intense, and i was a little sad when the feeling slowly went away and got replaced by... everyday life?
But not quite, you know. I don't think our lives will ever be normal again. At least i hope they won't.
Although we're not going to Bauhaus at least twice a week like we used to (bad example maybe, as Allan is there right now), we're still up to our necks in renovations, and trying to run a half finished shop at the same time.
It's tough, and it's fun.
I am very proud of us for nearly finishing renovating a whole house, and shop, all by ourselves in just two months. If you could see the size of this place, and the amount of crap we have, you'd understand.

I've all but given up on trying to describe the last month and a half, so can we leave it at mostly magical with few average days in between? We go to the worlds best coffee place in the morning and have delicious coffee. It snows a lot, we walk the dog and go to flea markets. Allan tattoos a bit while i paint shelves or put up paintings. We spackle up walls or put up masking tape so we can paint. We find new ways to decorate, and we take on a million projects at a time. We rent movies at the 1 euro video store across the street and we go out to eat all the time, almost always bringing Lucifer with us, just because we can.
Oh, and we haven't had much alone time either lately. I believe we've had about 18 visitors since January 1st, but that's what happens when you move into a castle, and it's fine by me.
Life is very different here, and i am, honestly, happier than i've been in years.
Only sucky thing i can think of, besides the internet companies here being just beyond terrible, is that all the renovations did a number on my wrists and arms, and now i'm not allowed to work or lift heavy things... i cheat a bit, but don't tell the scary Chinese acupuncture lady that.
Seriously, the carpal tunnel thing does worry me, but hopefully it's fixable.

Ok, so i took a folder with 75 pictures of questionable quality and cut it down to somewhere around 60 (!), so don't forget to click the "read more" thingie.
Yeah, i hate the jump too, but i'm sure we can all agree that it's necessary in this case!

Sorry this isn't the eloquent, triumphant return to blogging that i'd been hoping for, i guess i'm not quite there yet.
Let's hope we get internet soon, so i don't have to delete the word "blogger" from all my online bios altogether.

Awful, but still worth it

Shop chaos

Café in Schöneberg