Business wise it's a year where there's a lot of focus on following the construction project. It's a very interesting and educating process. I know what I want that has a big impact.
- Good clean air = Effective ventilation.
- Tailored for families with small children = Space + Diaper stations with integrated bathtubs.
- Amazing acoustics = The sound of like being in a livingroom. No tiring noise.
- Clean water from morning to evening = Effective for nonstop action in the water.
- And there is no need for a square shaped pool! This pool is for families, a place to explore and learn - a playground!
Businesses in Sweden and our location in Denmark is thriving even though we are experiencing challenges. I work hard but not smart and I am still practicing management by hope which is neither good for staff nor myself.
Privately two things takes a big toll on us. My mom is sick. We get to face the ugly and grim cancer. She fights bravely until the end but it's less than a year from she is diagnosed until she is gone. It's hard to wrap my mind around what this means. I call her cell phone after she's past away to listen to her voice on the message. It's surreal. A week later Johan flies out to Pakistan and then later to Afghanistan for a year.
Johan is a SOF in the Danish army and his expertise within explosives and medicine is called for to a private demining operation in Afghanistan. My love and rock has to leave me and the kids alone for a year. Many ask if I am not worried to death and how I can live with the fear. You just do it. And to be true, him not coming home to us was not ever an option in my mind. In december me and the kids fly to Pakistan where our little family is united for a whole month. Being apart is tough, being together is nice. A month passes quickly. It's 2001 and we are half way through.
Thanks to dear, dear friends that helped out in ways that left us ever so grateful. Thank you Thomas Rathsack who also engaged his wonderful mother to be a helping hand. I never learnt to ask for help, for me that was a sign of weakness and failure. I wish I had known better back then. Thank you Peter and Usha and Usha you amazing woman, thank you for always knowing and understanding what to do and when. Thank you Charlotte, you vigorous woman. The best of friends - who you are and what you did for us always makes us feel so grateful.