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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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Were podcasts that are ostensibly about something always this rambling, or has my tolerance gone down?

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Spectacular thunderstorm tonight.

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Well that turned out to be a much more interesting night than I had planned. Ebbe threw a tantrum and refused to go to sleep in the hotel room. Probably too many new things at ones. The only place he felt good was in the stroller so he and I went on a late night walk in downtown Gävle.

Just to be clear to international readers, in Sweden it’s extremely uncommon to walk around downtown with a child in a stroller at midnight. Uncommonly enough actually for a police car to stop next to us and chat to us for a while. They probably wanted to make sure I was not some kind of crazy person.

Anyway, once we had walked for a while he fell asleep and we are now back at the way too hot hotel room.

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Today we spent the day at Furuvik, a theme park an hours drive from our home. Tonight we’ll sleep at a hotel in Gävle.

I’d be lying if I said that it has been smooth sailing all day. Getting everybody ready on time in the morning is a pain, and traveling with picky eaters is never fun, but on the whole we had a great day. Ebbe and I spent a long time in the animal park part of Furuvik while Linn and Iris went on rides (carousels?) and then we all met up for more rides. Turns out both my children loves that.

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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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The work on the pergola is slow, but yesterday we finally got the frame of it all up which really made it feel a lot more *done* all of a sudden.
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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?

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I was just listening to the last few chapters of The Stand and thought about how the ending of the 2020 TV show was better than the novel because it didn’t drag on so much. It ended nice and clean after the stand in Vegas.

Boy was I wrong. There’s apparently an entire episode that we missed.

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Tom Cullen’s brain grew three sizes that day…