So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Last letter: July 2007
Haugnes, (you may use the picture if identified).
When we left Kolbotn last year, I had thought we would have less stuff
to pack for the trip back, considering a lot of the stuff we brought to Akkarvik was going to stay in Akkarvik. Yeah - right. Then I
would have had to refrain from buying all those DVDs, books, Play
Station and, and, and... It is though, easier to get this house ready
for the departure, since nobody other than ourselves is going to use
this house. All furniture is left where it normally stays. Equipments
for the kitchen stays in the kitchen, all belongings to the bedrooms
stay there and so on. Luckily. Everybody that once have been moving,
knows that it's all too much that has to be done in advance. On the
bright side, all garments that don't fit either of the kids, has been
given to somebody else or thrown away.
We've had a fantastic year. Everybody living in this village, on this
island or in the municipal has done their best to make us manage living
here. Even though we're definitely southerns, not used to the nature
and the weather and other specialties.
THANKS AND THANKS AGAIN TO
EVERYBODY FOR HELPING US, GUIDING US, TALKING TO US AND VISITING US
We've experienced local parties, mime shows, a very different
school and a lot of fish. Actually more than we were able to eat. We've
seen weather we can't have in eastern Norway. We've been isolated.
We've seen how the weather changes extremely swiftly. And we've seen a
lot of other stuff as well. Now we're waiting for the kids to finish
college. Then we're moving back here.
Bragging about the fish
Our oldest daughter worried if we we were going to eat this much fish
back in Kolbotn. Well, I said, the fish you buy there, is it really
worth the money? No, she said, not at all. And that's a bit sad. Here
the fish is fresh, it doesn't taste and smell funny. We have definitely
grown a bit choosy. That's why so many meals have consisted of fish the
When this is finished and published, all the computer equipments get
rigged down and packed. Next time you find me on the Internet, will be
after August 1. 2007.
May you all have a lovely summer!