lunes, 24 de noviembre de 2008

Pirates and snow

Can´t avoid thinking about Somalia. This country must, by popular request, turn its resources toward the fight against piracy. There is no point for them in even going assertive and expressing their interest in their own affairs is Saudi Arabia, the EU politicians and international trade agents who make their demands heard while squeezing the vitality of African countries in their fists. The world seems to be a very unfair place for the less favored. The worst they are doing, the more requirements they need to fulfill to fit the standard of civilized nation. Ecuatorian bananas are the very best in the world but in the EU there is a quota for canary plantains. Mali could develop a bit by processing its cotton or at least exporting it freely, but who would care about that country while it does not have the possibility to raise pirates and unsettle the peaceful highseas? Must be because they have no access to it. A landlocked state that is, like Bolivia. Shame on this world!

In the meantime Estonia looks fantastic (in the outside). It has been snowing for four consecutive days (and nights). Snow is fun for vacationing, but it requires plenty of shoveling. Driving is very difficult too.

Friday morning, preparing to go to work, and Saturday afternoon in the middle of the storm:

Driving in town on Sunday and back to home. These are the streets as they were then:

Under the snow and on top of it already on Monday:

lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2008


Comimos en Lucca y no mucho mas, el personaje principal, como en los ultimos 36+ meses fue Joonas. Para hoy: pie de manzana con el auspicio de Jaan y Emil.
La casa de Madrid esta por desempacarse.

La remodelacion no se nota todavia por el desorden que lo domina todo en nuestra vida. Todo un paraiso de actividad para cualquier persona que sufra de obsesiones compulsivas (no para Emil, como efectivamente se ilustra en la imagen, que tambien documenta el hecho de que cuando un hijo a los 12 anos calza 42 no hay medias que le lleven el ritmo, ni mama que lo note hasta que no se haga evidente en una foto):

miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2008

This is what has kept us so very busy.

We downgraded from this:

To This:

But it is much more comfortable. These renovations have made us go from expectant to exhausted. Workers at home 12 hours per day for 2 full months are NOT recommended. The dust they produced will remain in the most unpredictible places for years to come.
Hoping to return to normal and boring routines, resuming our life and finding essential items misplaced during the works. For instance combs socks, jars, boots, swiming suits, towels, linens, hats, gloves, drawing paper, notebooks, scissors, pillows, paintings, and my graduate school diploma, among other "small" things...Where have all those items gone?

More captured images of our house before and after, later.