Actually, it's been a day more than a year, but yesterday was chaotic. It is amazing how much commotion a small person can create between sunrise and late evening, if she so wishes. So even if it was the actual anniversary, Olive Green Window needed to yield in front of a stronger force.
A year ago, the apartment looked a bit different. It has been a quite of a journey, but an enjoyable one, and so far we are really happy with the outcome. Upstairs is fully habitable, there have been no insuperable hurdles or devastating drawbacks, and all participating parties have more or less managed to maintain their sanity. Following several iterations, most of the furniture is starting to find their places, at least for the time being (until Pekka gets his next big idea). Slowly, the apartment is really becoming our home.
Fortunately, one thing which truly is permanent behind the Olive Green Window is change. The snapshot below was taken last weekend - guess why there is a ladder in the middle of the living room? There are actually two reasons...(which are to be returned later).
|Pekka's little helper|
It took him a while, but also Urho is starting to feel fully adapted to his role as a house master. He is no longer sad to be left at home alone, but has rather come to realize the benefits of an empty apartment during the day.
|A sharp look of a "badger hunter"|
Finally, we would like to kindly thank you, our dear readers, and invite you to participate a competition to celebrate the one year anniversary of Olive Green Window! The idea is quite simple. Just leave a comment after this posting or share the story link in Facebook, and you are in. The competition closes by the end of anniversary week (September 8th, 2013).
Two lucky participants receive a bit of luxury for their kitchen - a set of Porche knives.
Winners will be randomly selected among all of those who either left their greetings or shared the link via Facebook. The prize will be mailed to the winner (both to Finland as well as abroad) by the end of September 2013. For this, we kindly request the winner's mailing address by email after the announcement of the winner on this blog site. If the winner has not responded back within two weeks time, an alternative winner will be chosen.
GOOD LUCK! ...and hope you keep reading!