Category Archives: Construction

Our apartment undergoes treatment for water damage

200 years old

I have been working in an old building on Södermalm for the past few years. We are about to move to a new office, as another business expands to take over our floor in the old building, which is owned … Continue reading

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Couch, Unpurchased

Coveted: disco-red-vinyl-covered couch from the secondhand shop near school, with matching chair, all for 4,000 SEK (about $600). While we decided that we certainly are hip enough to own such a plastic-upholstered beast, we also decided it wasn’t quite worth … Continue reading

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Couch Surfing

Couches have been my obsession over the past few days. Now that the construction to repair the water damage in our sublet is complete and we have our space back, we have to fill it!  And fill it comfortably — … Continue reading

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Fini! Full! Finished!

Done, complete, repaired, returned… well, almost! We were away at the end of last week, and we came home Sunday evening to find the apartment restored to wholeness.  Once more, we live in a vast space, with sunlight and no … Continue reading

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Paint

Our apartment smells like paint. Finally, the construction is winding down — as of yesterday, our walls are now a lovely blank canvas of white. Which leads me to my growing graffiti fetish. Matt and I watched the Banksy film, … Continue reading

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Transmogrification

    The slow steady return to normal continues apace! Our apartment’s new floors went in over the past two days. In fact, the evening we got home from Prague, we had to move more furniture — not much fun, … Continue reading

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Mysterious stack

A little excitement here, for those of you following the apartment debacle. A stack of gypsum wallboard materialized in our construction zone.  I have great hopes that the walls will be rebuilt soon, and we might have some space back … Continue reading

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