Update: Okay, so I wrote this and right after, the internet collapsed completely again. Even the cable internet. I think I have to move.
It is thanks to my brilliant colleague that I can write these lines to you today. When I described the wireless situation in my attic sauna to her (literally sitting in the stair case), she suggested buying a cable to connect to the world. I should have come up with that idea myself, I mean, I’ve lived with cable internet for three years in Sweden.
Anyway, now I can at least reply to your emails and messages. It still takes 12 minutes (not kidding) to upload a photo and it is entirely impossible to stream my latest TV discovery, Frikänd (gå in och kolla på den, så bra! Ligger upp på SVTplay tills 4:e augusti.)
So how am I doing, several of you have asked me in those so far unanswered messages. I am doing quite okay, with amazingly many social things, some loss of household control (eating out and not doing laundry until it is absolutely neccessary) and the terrifying absence of my calendar. I lost it somewhere and everything is in there. So now I only know that I have a doctor’s appointment some time this week but I don’t know when. Which gives me even more time to socialize because now I always have time.
Yesterday, Joraine and Simon from Gothenburg paid me a visit and we walked what the tourist office suggested as the city walk. It is a very funny feeling for me to be as uninformed as the people visiting me. Usually, Helen 1 A Tours offers a thoroughly researched guided tour, but so far I have not managed to educate myself on Düsseldorf so I content myself with more than once correcting my friends who refer to the town as a part of the Ruhr area. No, no, it is the Rhineland and as far as I have understood it is crucial to make that distinction. I am still learning all the ways of the locals and sometimes it is very different from the North.
I would show you all the nice photos we took on our walk, but alas! it would take all night to upload them. Tomorrow is an important day at work because my predecessor comes in to teach me all I have to know about arranging the national events. That’ll be exciting, so I’ll shut down this little laptop now, good night!