Sunday, November 24, 2013

Planning ahead

Exam time is upon me, again. Seems to always happen around this time of year.
In a way to put off the studying I make plans for after Christmas.
There are two important thing to keep in mind.
1. What kind of class schedule do I have? Need to know now to start planning daycare and volunteer times.
2. I have to hand in my final project to graduate.  That is 30 pages - YIKES! The options that I considered were translation, since I have experience with it now and that would save a lot of time OR write about the migration of Icelanders to Kanada and the building of Little Iceland in Manitoba.
1. Good news, I have class only 3 days a week. I am free Wednesday and Friday. I only have one early day a week, Monday, and that will only be a problem every 4th week. I am also done by 1 everyday so that means I can keep Leópolds play school hours short, saving me a bunch of money.
2. I think I will go with the project in history instead of translation. It will be much more work, but I think it will be fun and I will enjoy reading about it.
Now that is enough study break. Back to the books for me.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Super Dad Davíð

While I am away catching up on school work Davíð is with the boys, and they are looking great.

Here you can see they are trying to take over my spot on the bed. 

Kasper cooked dinner

Well, we could always sell the toothpaste

I like to check our local sales group in the mornings. I do not actually need anything, but you never know. This morning I saw someone who is trying to sell their toothpaste.

That's right, very little used toothpaste, price:135 kr.

Out in the country

I am actually taking a break from the books to write a little blog post.
You see, I have not died, I am just drowning in written assignments that have been piling up for some time.
Last week being the last week of school, a lot of things need to be handed in very soon.
And everyone at home keeps getting sick! First me, then Leópold, then Stefán. We all had a cold type thing, fever, cough, I even got antibiotics. Yuck. Worse, Leópold was in emergency room because he was having breathing problems, so he got steroids.
Then I get better. Leópold gets better. Stefán is still home sick when Leópold gets a flu and pukes all over the place. Same night, Kasper starts puking. Seriously, I would give myself a hard time about the apparent lack of vitamin C in our diet, but the school have been empty. This is happening all over the place.
Now, finally, everyone seems to be feeling better, but I had to leave the house. I have to finish this stuff in a quiet place with no distractions.
So, I came out to Inga and Roberts place. I am in the spare house, alone, surrounded by books and feeling very productive. If all goes well I should be up to speed for Sunday or Monday.
Davíð is home with all the boys alone.
That being said, I am not working tomorrow, but Davíð is going in for me!
Do I have the best husband or what?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The worst way to start out day

on Tuesday's I wake up crazy early, get myself ready, then wake up Leópold, take him to Rakal's house then drive to Reykjavík for my 8:20 class.
The drive always takes much longer on Tuesdays because as soon as I get to Hafnafjörður I hit the morning traffic and basically crawl the rest of the way to school.
But today was icy, and it was my first time driving on ice. So, despite my new winter tires I lost control of the car going around a corner, slide into a light post and put a small dent in the car.
Not to big of a deal. Only broke one signal light and did not even have to stop the car, not that I could have if I wanted to. I made to to Rakal's with Leópold safe and sound, inspected the damage, swore a bit then drove to school.
Now the car make a funny noise when I turn right. I think it is the dented in part rubbing on the wheel or something like that.
Good news is that the stalling problem seems to have been fixed by the accident. Before today the engine light came on every time I was slowing town and turning a corner at the same time. After the light turned on the car would stall, about 3 times a day. It did not actually bother me because I have mastered putting the car into neutral and restarting it before it really even slowed down and never even gets to stopping. But I am still happy that the problem seems to have disappeared.
Now your probably thinking that my car sounds like a piece of crap, and your right, but it is my car, I own it, it passed inspection and its pretty good on gas!
(should also mention the speedometer doesn't work but  am really good at *matching the speed of traffic* now, whatever speed that may be)