Sunday, December 16, 2007

Snow and ice and rain?

well teh snow is gone, we had a day of 1cm coating of ice across everything, then the rain came and it is all gone. The street sign said it was +1 c today, but it is blowing and raining fairly hard.

so the weather continues to amaze me with its variance.

Friday, December 7, 2007


We had big fluffy snow flakes falling yesterday and it actually stayed.

Today is a nice white wonderland. but it could melt today, will have to see, but briefly it has felt like winter :)

So hopefully tomorrow I will have a cell phone, probably going to be pay as you go to start. And hopefully buy something for a couple of people for x-mas, will have to see :) The ideas have been light in coming. And i am limited to $300 can that i can bring back tax fre. Which puts a good limit on what I can spend.

I have been thinking of getting Tanya a book in Icelandic, since she got me one in Russian `:)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Daylight keeps slipping away

I have been watching the time of sunset and sunrise on a weather site and have come to a interesting observation.

Daylight is going fast
yesterday sunrise was 10:51 am, an sunset was 3:44 pm.
Today sunrise is 10:53 am and sunset is 3:42 pm

So we are losing 4 min of daylight a day.

aka it is getting dark fast.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Those Darn Sweeds!

Well yesterday I went to that landmark that is every were...

Yes I went to Ikea, you think the names of things are bad when browsing Ikea, try it when you can't read any of the sign age, or sub text of the products.

I got my self a bed side table and a lamp to read by, and a laundry drying rack.

In other new I have a Kennitala (aka SIN number) and now have a bank account, so that means I should have gotten paid yesterday :)

But on the other hand won't have a bank card until Thursday :(

This is Home #42 Freyjugata, share a floor with two room mates.

Freya is one of the norse gods, Gata is street so FreyJuGata is freya's street.

A couple blocks over is Odingata, can you guess which god that street is named for?

Well that is about all the news from Iceland, my computer and The quilt Karen made for me arrived. $500 for a 50 lbs box, sHeeehs... Got the quote from a moving company. To move 10 cubic meters from Edmonton to dock side in Iceland will be $5000. I Don't think i am going to ship much over, can't afford that kind of expense and I am in a furnished apartment.

The quilt has been very nice as it has been blowing something fierce here and the house is kinda drafty. I think there is one window that seals right. So Thank you again for the quilt Karen.

I have a mailing address, so email me if you need it.

Ta for now.

p.s. The photos where taken about 9:00 AM.