Say It Once & the Winter Here.

It has occurred to me that Swedes have a hard time saying a word once. It is never, “no”. It is “Nej! Nej! And yesterday someone went out of bounds up in a downhill race — not a big sport in my native Miami — and the commentator said Oj Oj Oj! Couldn’t just say it once.

Thank the gods for this winter. Last year it was 20 below (C). This year we are generally around 0 — a bit above, a bit below, but nothing near -20. But we already spent — burnt — literally — $150 on firewood and bought another batch we hope will last through the winter.

And there is little snow on the ground. We had a blizzard the other day, but not much is left. Last winter there was about 4 feet of snow on the ground. Don’t think my Bass dress shoes would have done well. šŸ˜‰