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I’ve missed you …………………

February 19, 2014

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Now six months has gone since I published my previous blog post…………….

When suddenly – and without explanation – leaving a blog in which I have published 394 posts during the last 3 ½ years, — there is obviously something else in life, that has required all my energy!…..

And it’s not because I spent all the time photographing! Only a few times my camera has been in use for the past six months.

And now you ask: What has happened to me, which has absorbed all the energy in my life?:

The summer of 2013 up to August 17 had been wonderful for me: While WordPress published my posts from the “Sculpture By The Sea 2013 ‘, – I enjoyed  two weeks of wonderful holiday – the first week in Greece with my son – the second in Malta with my girlfriend.

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But when I came back home August 17 in the middle of the night – everything suddenly went wrong: When I opened the door to my house, I was greeted by a cloud of steam from a leaked heating pipe under the house. Everything in the house was wet, and the almost boiling water filled the entire basement and reached just below floor level. This disaster initiated a sequence of shocking and unpredictable events in my life: Rescue workers, insurers, loss adjusters, degradation workers, artisans, mold experts – an army of different people coming and going in and out and working in my house for days, weeks, — months.  Mold-fighting companies working inside my sealed house while it was cleaned of mold. Portable cabins were placed outside on the street as resettlement for us, as we could not live in the house for most of the the fall, while all this work was taking place. (Not to mention how much time I had to use to manage all of this!)

Not before December we were able to move back into the house. Finally now – two months after – in February -, most of the house is again in usable and habitable condition. And not before now I begin having a feeling of having a home again (although much still needs to be put in place and an endless list of things that MUST be done, is still waiting ….)

And now I feel, finally,  I have a little energy left over to begin doing something FUN again – such as photographing or playing with my photos and my blog again……

I sincerely hope that some of you – my good blog friends – are still out there????

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Photos in this post are from Petra, Lesbos, Greece, July 2013.

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36 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2014 1:39 am

    Welcome back, Truels. I was wondering why you stopped posting. I’ve experienced a couple of floods. They were horrible, so much was lost, so much time and money spent, but not as bad as yours. I am glad that you can begin to take pleasure in life again.

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    • February 19, 2014 8:20 pm

      How nice it is to read your comments again, Lynn! I have missed you – and now I just need to begin following your blog again – so that I get inspirations for new photos!

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  2. David Patterson permalink
    February 19, 2014 2:09 am

    Welcome back… glad to hear you’re back on your feet.

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    • February 19, 2014 8:21 pm

      Thank you, David. I’m already looking forward to your photos again 😉

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  3. February 19, 2014 6:32 am

    Velkommen tilbage Truels.

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    • February 19, 2014 8:22 pm

      Tak, Carsten – ja så er jeg dukket op til – og over – (vand)overfladen igen 😉 !

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  4. February 19, 2014 7:34 am

    Welcome back, Truels. Lovely to see you back here again. So sorry to hear about the problems with your home but pleased that things are getting back to normal again.

    A beautiful image with lovely light and colours!

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    • February 19, 2014 8:28 pm

      Thank you so much! I loved this island – there was a real Greek atmosphere here in the small villages in the northern part of the island. Especially at night when the heat was scaled down, and the evening light warmed instead 🙂

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  5. February 19, 2014 8:14 am

    And we have missed you too, Truels. It is lovely to see you back in the blogosphere. I am sorry to hear of your misfortune over the last few months. What a relief that things are better again, and that your house is in tip-top condition once more. May the rest of 2014 be truly wonderful and inspiring!

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    • February 19, 2014 9:13 pm

      I really hope that accidents are over now – preferably for many years! – and I am delighted to read your lovely comments again and follow your amazing blog about your wonderful country!

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  6. February 19, 2014 8:21 pm

    Jeg må innrømme at jeg lurte litt på hvor det var blitt av deg, men blogging ar jo noe man gjør når man vil og kan. Du har jo hatt all verdens grunner for ikke å blogge, så ingen grunn til å be om unnskyldning 🙂
    Og når jeg ser disse bildene som du har lagt ut her, så regner jeg med at det kommer flere etterhvert av vanlig høy kvalitet.

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    • February 19, 2014 9:16 pm

      Jeg har nu igen fået energi – til andet end at bekæmpe ulykker! Og fotografi og foto-blog er noget, jeg virkelig har savnet. Så – nu er det op på hesten igen – og fuld damp på 😉

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  7. February 21, 2014 7:48 pm

    Hello and welcome back, Truels 🙂 I have missed you too and often visited your blog to be greeted by the red sculpture. I feel so sorry about all your troubles, fortunately everything is all right now, I am happy for you. Thanks for these lovely holidays pictures, a lot of sun that we need in our long Winter. All the best for 2014 !

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    • February 22, 2014 8:30 pm

      Thank you for your kind and lovely comments (and wishes!), Isa.
      I loved these red colored sculptures (and many more in this lovely exhibition).
      And I loved the Greek colors 🙂 !
      I will hurry on to your blog – which I have missed so follow!

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  8. March 6, 2014 6:29 am

    Welcome back Truels. Awesome true life story! It must have been really hard to You. I am happy that now everything is okay and You have forces to continue live normal life and blogging. Well, You are not the only one to who happened something tragical; to me also. Nowadays I’ll publish bimonthly new post.

    Here is my story:

    Life arranged a surprise.

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    • March 6, 2014 9:54 pm

      I am sorry to read about your injured left eye. I really hope, that you will be able to drive and photograph and live a normal life again after this. How did it happen, did you have an accident in your car?

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  9. March 6, 2014 7:11 am

    Det høres helt forferdelig ut, det du har vært igjennom. Vanskelig å forestille seg for en som ikke har gjort det. Forhåpentligvis begynner livet å falle på plass igen – det i hvert fall veldig kjekt å ha deg tilbake igjen her. Jeg ønsker deg alt det beste med den siste opprydningen – og selvsagt med din blog.

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    • March 6, 2014 9:57 pm

      Tak for dine kære og opmuntrende ord, Otto.
      Vi skal alle passe på at holde af livet – i den korte tid vi har det!

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  10. March 6, 2014 10:23 am

    NIce to see you back, what a journey.

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    • March 6, 2014 10:00 pm

      I have had many more interesting and more plarsant journeys…….

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  11. March 6, 2014 10:45 am

    Flott å se at du er tilbake! Fine bilder!

    Har du sett min nye B&W Blog? Du finner den ved å klikke på navnet mitt…

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  12. March 7, 2014 9:08 am

    Good to see you back.
    I suspect you could do with a holiday now you’ve got yourself sorted out again! 😉 🙂

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    • March 10, 2014 9:57 pm

      Oh yes, I really would like a holiday soon 🙂
      But now I’ll enjoy the Danish spring!

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  13. March 9, 2014 11:38 pm

    Welcome back! It’s nice to have you back.

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    • March 10, 2014 9:58 pm

      Thank you, Anina. Nice to visit your blog again – and read your comments!

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  14. March 10, 2014 5:51 am

    Wow, what a story, glad to have that behind you and nice to have you back having ´fun´ again!
    Greetings, Ron.

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    • March 10, 2014 9:59 pm

      Thank you.
      Nice to see, that your blog keeps inspiring me 🙂

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  15. March 10, 2014 7:46 am

    Welcome back! Wow, what a story man!
    Greetings

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    • March 10, 2014 10:00 pm

      Yes indeed.
      Maybe it’s also time for some good music soon 😉

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  16. March 10, 2014 11:32 am

    Wow, that’s a lot to deal with! I’m glad you’ve made it through and feel like you have a home again. Welcome back to the blog world!

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    • March 10, 2014 10:01 pm

      Thank you very much. And nice to meet all you kind bloggers again 😉

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  17. March 23, 2014 10:27 am

    Dear Dear friend
    Hi, long long time no see and be sure I’ve missed you so much , and you know how much it is weird to be here for me !! ;( any way now I am with your lovely photos and memories and also dangerous and exciting memories about returning home !
    What lovely colors we can see in the first photo and the second one is great with that special feeling of calmness .

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  18. March 23, 2014 10:29 pm

    Dear friend from Iran! I have missed you and your shooting-star-photos too. I’m not sure I understand what you mean is weird…. but I know, that things that is easy over here can be difficult around you. but I’m sure we’ll meet one day as friends and unravel the threads….

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  19. March 24, 2014 11:03 pm

    Welcome back! Sorry to hear about your tough times, but at least they will make you stronger.

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    • April 4, 2014 9:59 pm

      Thanks for your comment (sorry I did not see before now!)
      I really hope I will get a little stronger after all these troubles….. 🙂

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