I have finally found some great mosquito nets. The ones I’ve had the chance to buy has been one large sheet of net that I had to cut into the right sizes myself and then attach to the door frame as good as I’ve managed to. These ones were already in two parts and it came with both velcro pieces and some kind of large drawing pins.
I’ve always had problems with the wind with these old ones unless I could find some weight to place at the bottom of them. These however have rather heavy magnets that keep the nets together and they are strong enough to not let go if a strong gust comes along. Still they easily lose the grip if one wants to go out. Albin never seemed to realise that I had put them up because he just walked straight out, Orvar and the other old dogs just stood there waiting for me to open it up 🙂 🙂
I still have lots of rather annoying flies in my cottage though but now I’m just waiting for them to slowly die out or for them to land on the sticky fly paper I have here and there. I’ll see if I can hit a few with the fly swatter and feed the gold ide and the gold fish in the water barrels outside. Then they at least will come to some use instead of just annoying us all 🙂
We had thunder during the week, I was outside fetching a big empty barrel where I’ll put all the powder paint that ended up in the big filter. I knew thunder was on its way but it was still quite far away when I went outside. I was slowly going back towards the factory, rolling the barrel in front of me when the lightning flew over my head and hitting ground not far away, I just managed to count to two when I could hear the loud bang 🙂 I needed two barrels but thought since there was no panic the second one could wait an hour or so 🙂 🙂
We are supposed to get sunshine today but at the moment we’re having high humidity and cloudy with almost no wind to make it feel any better. They did say that we might get some thunder here today as well but it will most likely miss us and hit the east coast instead. It feels like we should get thunder though and I really wouldn’t mind, the air always feel so much more fresh after a good thunderstorm.
The America clock is ticking, yes I’ve remembered to wind it 🙂 and the door is open. Not especially many sounds can be heard beside Magpies, Jackdaws and some of the smaller birds in the garden. Not a single car seems to have passed on the big road either, vacation time has started. I think I’ll make myself a big cup of coffee and after that I might watch the new dvd I bought, Arrival. I can’t mow the lawn as long as the grass is wet anyway.
Have a great day!