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I will finish IT within a few hours, and I’m four books deep into The Dark Tower. Where do I go next, The Shining or The Wolves of Calla?

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Årets stora hemmafixprojekt är att vi tänkt bygga en carport för våra två bilar så just nu sitter jag och läser på om bygglov och sånt. Det här är sånt jag tycker är jättesvårt.

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I just installed NetNewsWire on my main laptop. And also I’m apparently writing a blog post. I guess that means summer is in the air.

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I’m currently listening to Stephen King’s It and I think King har become my favorite author. Right now I’m in a passage where Bill Denbrough clearly voices Kings opinions on authors that are probably more respected in literary circles than he is, that is more focused on the sociocultural, -historical, -etc. of their stories than the stories themselves and I love it. Similarly the part in The Wastelands where Jake writes stream of consciousness bordering on gibberish and gets praise by his teacher feels like King grinding an axe.

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I’m currently listening to Salem’s Lot. Once again, a Stephen King book. I think I’m on a King bender at the moment.

I think this book had quite some influence on the original Twin Peaks. The (first?) funeral scene gave me a lot of the same vibes as Laura’s funeral, and the towns of Twin Peaks and of Salem’s Lot doesn’t appear to be that different.

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I’m currently reading ”Maratonmarschen” by Richard Backman. It’s the first book I’m actually reading (as opposed to listening to) in a long while and it’s hard to get into the habit of reading. I’ve only gotten a few pages in but it’s really good.

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We’ve lost so much routine for the mornings and evenings during the summer holiday. Tonight Iris didn’t get to bed until 11 pm and Ebbe was up even later. We need to do something about this, but I’m not sure what.

Today the kids and I took a trip to Rättvik and hung out with my father for a few hours, had Rättvik’s Ice-Cream and strolled on the boardwalk. Then we took an extended drive for the way home just to keep us busy for a while. The kids are really easy to go on long car trips with. They love to be in the car.

Linn has been doing a lot of cleaning and picking up an order of groceries and together we’ve mowed the lawn.

Tomorrow is Linn’s birthday, so I’ll need to get to bed soon.

All of us at the boardwalk in Rättvik.
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Spectacular thunderstorm tonight.

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Earlier today I started listening to The Martian by Andy Weir. I wasn’t really sure what I was in for but so far I love it. I see a lot of similarities to Seveneves actually. Space, dire situation, people desperately trying to solve problems both big and small with whatever they’ve got at hand.

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They say sharks must keep swimming to stay alive. I wonder if children believes the same applies to themselves and making sounds – talking, screaming, singing, clicking their tongues, anything – with their mouths?