New Years treat

During the last year, I have tried to do my best to help redesigning the estate around our building. I decided to take the job as representative of the tenants because I think it is important to show some dedication (and because I as a mother have a keen interest on how the new playground is going to look like). I decided to take it although I already imagined all the grey hair that it would cost.

Turns out that it does indeed cost grey hair and a lot of nerves, mainly because the committee seems to be devoted to get rid of all trees possible. Well, as I said I have tried my best. And it didn’t help. One tree after another was doomed….Now all the trees have to go (in the beginning it was supposed to be only one! Then another one! Then a third one! And now the last two as well…) and I feel the suspicious look of our caretaker on me every time I open my mouth. So much about dedication and love of nature….

BUT! It also turned out that I get some financial compensation for all the meetings. And in order to turn this into a good experience again, I decided to practice some self-rewarding and spent the money on something I so far always hesitated to buy:


Yes! A digital piano! It’s awesome! It’s so great to finally play the piano again! It’s relaxing! It’s stress-resolving! It’s a lot of fun for the little one. She already knows where to switch it on. And she knows where the little birds and the big bear are living (on the far left and the far right side…).

A perfect way to compensate for all the hustle!


About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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  1. Pingback: new view from our flat (or: slightly pathetic description of what happened today) | familial entropy

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