Showing posts from October, 2013

Chase #ChangedMyWorld

This particular video is made with the help of Magisto and the soundtrack is Brad Paisley's "I Can't Change The World". Chase literally changed my world from Europe to the United States ...

Home Improvement I - Hemförbättringar I

One of the first projects I did in our new home was to taint an old mirror frame dark red mahogany that was grey. I bought the taint, sandpaper and brush at Walmart and it worked well. Now it matches the other furniture and picture frames in the room much better. I have to do the same thing with the other mirror frame as well of course.

In Swedish/På Svenska:

En av de första hemmaförbättringar jag gjorde i vårt nya hem var att lasera en gammal spegelram mörkt mahognyröd som var grå. Jag köpte färg, sandpapper och pensel på Walmart och det funkade bra. Nu matchar den de andra möblerna och ramarna i rummet mycket bättre. Jag måste göra samma sak med den andra spegelramen också förstås.

What a wonderful world .... En så'n underbar värld ....

IT IS a wonderful world: Mountains, water, rivers, lakes, creeks, the sound of bubbling water, waves, boats,  trees, flowers, yes, roses, sunrises, sunsets, the wind in your hair on a beautiful summer day, ice cream, apple pie, cake, cookies, chocolate, pasta, potatoes, bananas, carrots, love, love and love, colors, cars, bicycles, airplanes, language, music, guitars, clothes, and more .... and more ...

... and what would we be without all of the above?

In Swedish/På Svenska:

DET ÄR en underbar värld:: Berg, vatten, floder, sjöar, bäckar, ljudet av porlande vatten, vågor, båtar, träd, blommor, ja, rosor, soluppgångar, solnedgångar, vinden i ditt hår en vacker sommardag, glass, äpplepaj, tårta, kakor, choklad, pasta, potatis, bananer, morötter, kärlek, kärlek och mer kärlek, färger, bilar, cyklar, flygplan, språk, musik, gitarrer, kläder och mer ....och mer ...

... och vad skulle vi vara utan allt ovanför?

The Move - Flytten

Moving from Chattanooga to Nashville may not be a big step in a physical sense since I moved from Sweden, Europe to Chattanooga, TN, USA not too  many years ago. Nashville is a much larger city though. Let me put things into perspective: Chattanooga metro has 520,000+ residents and Nashville metro has 1,700,000+ (source: Wikipedia). A pretty big step for someone that lived in a rural area in Sweden where the population in the county is about 9,600.

I do like the conveniences of living in a big city: there are so many stores at almost a stone's throw's distance and the largest ones are open 24/7 and if you don't "feel like" cooking dinner, there are dozens and dozens of restaurants - fast food and others - to choose from very close by. Tonight we ate at a Pizza Hut only a few minutes from where we live. Now, to be fair, in Sweden, something there is not a lack of  are pizzerias. Every small village has at least one. No Pizza Huts though, only in the major cities. …