Oh hello, I’ve swapped car again. I had a friend who wanted a 2.0T Volvo and offered a Volvo S80 2.4 as a trade-in. It started as a joke… I saw he was offering the S80 in exchange for a 2.0T and I jokingly asked him how much money he wants in between, well a few hours and 500€ later I was a proud owner of an S80. The only problem is that it’s automatic, But I really don’t mind and it’s a bit comfier in city traffic with an auto and it has cruise control which is a dream come true when I’m driving home to Ostrobothnia from Turku.
The week after the trade was spent in the garage, installing my extra headlights, swapping the stock stereo etc. I also bought a set of alloy wheels and ordered new struts with mounting hardware, springs, brake pads and rotors. New summer tyres will also be coming soon. I just hope I’ll have time to fix all this… Yikes :‘D
What else has been going on?
Oh yeah, I ordered a Raspberry Pi waaay back at the beginning of January and it finally showed up! I was gonna use it as a musicbox for my car/truck so I would have my phone free but the software has some issues with the new Spotify API so all I could play from there was the latest releases in all genres. Then I tried installing Kodi on it to stream movies and series from my PC to my TV but the raspberry doesn’t have quite enough power for 1080p video. So now I’ve just got Raspbian installed on it to see what it can do, gonna try some coding and compiling and such on it.
Over & Out Urban
P.S. About the Spotify “Recent Tracks” list, if you are on mobile it’s gonna show up at the bottom of the page and not in the right column. I totally forgot about mobile browsers since I almost always view my blog on the PC. That said the blog is best viewed in a desktop browser in my opinion.
Yesterday I finally got to wash my truck, it’s been difficult because we can only wash our truck on the outside by the garage and you can’t get it properly cleaned when it’s below zero. Also, we have a giant pile of snow in front of the door where the washing equipment is. But yesterday I got access to our partners’ washing facility and it came out so clean I don’t even know what.
But of course, when I spend 3+ hours cleaning my truck it’s above zero the day after… I only loaded the cargo for tonight and filled the tank up and its already dirty, Oh well.
Today I also updated the blog a bit, if you check the right sidebar it now shows the five latest songs I’ve been listening to on Spotify and if I’m listening to Spotify when you visit the site it says “Now Playing…” below the top song. I’m gonna try to edit the widget a bit so it doesn’t show my Last.Fm username ’cause it turned out so weird, you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to get a good name on Last.Fm :‘D
Over & Out Urban
P.S. holy hell two posts with mere days between, this is weird.
Here’s another one of my “elusive” posts, So today when I got home from work I actually felt motivated to do something. I went and bought a snow shovel and a full-size axe to deal with the bigger pieces of firewood.
I started with shovelling the terrace, not all of it though just so I have access to the coffee table and then making a path to the chopping block and digging it out.
Then I chopped some firewood and brought it inside in front of the stove for drying. I had been procrastinating making some firewood for waaaaay too long because now the cold weather has actually set in and I had like 17 C° indoors when I got home (BRR and thats with the air heat pump set at 22). At least I’ve got around 4 – 5 armfuls of wood ready for the stove inside now.
I also had a few days off this weekend so I went to Ostrobothnia, took it easy and met a few friends that I haven’t seen in forever. On Saturday I, my two sisters and my sisters boyfriend went to Snowpark Parra for a bit of snowboarding, wow how I’ve missed the feeling of rushing down the slopes and I finally got to use the snowboard I bought like three years ago.