June 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm #395865
Hey HBG… It’s really foggy here as well…. :tup:June 23, 2009 at 11:55 pm #395866Eira ClaptonParticipant
Now we have a wonderful sandpit where the driveway used to be, a bobcat still parked on site and the bloke says he is coming back on Friday to finish the job.:o
The bricks are due to be delivered today and they will probably take up all the room on the nature strip on which we have been parking. This is getting more and more interesting! (What have we done?):|
I think I will escape -have a cheapy two week membership at the ECU gym so I will go there and then do a yoga class and see if I can hold the poses without falling over.;)
Then I had better get over my fear of the new ‘walking foot’ on my new machine and have a go at machine quilting with my practice quilt table topper. Will need to use it on Friday in my sewing class with the ‘real deal’ quilt.
Just talked DH into cooking tonight so that I can have a real go on the craft this arvo.:tup:
Have a good day everyone -sending special hugs for luvin. Take care of yourself!:hug:June 24, 2009 at 2:40 am #395867darlsMember
I did a perfect timing of sowing and such before light rain fall today! Very happy girl here! 😆 I sow the winter green manure on the fruit trees grove along with 100 cloves of garlic! I have to work away the next 2 and half days so no planting till Sat arvo and Sun arvo (have to attend in-laws’ brunch on Sun morning :p ).
Might do some fruit/nut tree plantings this arvo inside the chook run and make my DD her tunic dress and its matching bag (and perhaps pants if I am not too tired!).
All stay well and warm! :hug:June 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm #395868narellehMember
Today I had the usual run around of dropping and picking up teenagers at/from work.
PLaygroup with little DS. WEnt to visit a friend between pickups and drop offs and ended up going to beach with her this pm. DH cam etoo while we waited for DD to finish work. Then we had a snatch n grab dinner with our friends and then home.
DH came home first and he had done all the jobs when we got here.:tup:
We have a little finch the DS#1 found on the driveway and he gets fed every couple of hrs thru the day and his heat pack warmed for him – so I care for him now too.
Checked the emails and wwoofer schedule and a read on here of all the excitement things that you guys do and the info I learn from here:)June 24, 2009 at 7:49 pm #395869
Today I am going tree planting which will hopefully give my hands a break after all those hours of wire twisting over the last few days. The local coordinator mentioned it a few weeks ago and has finally been in touch to remind me. My furniture was also due to be delivered today but the company phoned so say two of their drivers were off sick with ‘that’ flu, so I am happy to wait until Monday which is when they reorganised it for, though I would really like to get at my socket wrench set so I can replace that spark plug on the lawn mower and take advantage of this lovely weather …June 24, 2009 at 9:31 pm #395870
Tuckshop and then I’m hiiting the op shops for ideas for DDs last day dress up…They have to go dressed as someone from any era from the last 150 years… :rip: I HATE this sort of stuff…. Would rather she stayed home but of course she’s looking forward to it… :pJune 24, 2009 at 9:35 pm #395871
Um, the here and now is within the last 150 years …:mad::lol::lol:June 24, 2009 at 10:02 pm #395872musterMember
Went to bed worried last night as we had lost a chook and there was a fox on the property recently – State of Origin did cheer me up a bit but the concern was for the rest of the chooks and possibly an end to their free ranging days. This morning she is back – very bedraggled – she raced into the coop and layed an egg straight away. Relief. Finished the vest I was knitting but still waiting on the wool from Bendigo. Today I will clean the paddocks and wait for the mailman.June 24, 2009 at 11:12 pm #395873roundthebendMember
Twiddling my thumbs, can feel internal stitches “pulling” so having a forced rest day for common senses sake and cant play on the puta much as no power for most of the day while ergon replace rotton power poles out my way…………more flood damage. Have been chasing up builders on ther quotes for repairs downstairs…………think after 3 months they would have got back to me:confused:June 24, 2009 at 11:21 pm #395874
think I would be moving onto another builder if the option is there …June 24, 2009 at 11:28 pm #395875Eira ClaptonParticipant
I am going to my lovely physio this morning -nice massage to start the day.
Then buy my son and fiancee a engagement present.
Then lunch in the city and a wander around the art gallery with my friend whom I have known since high school.June 24, 2009 at 11:48 pm #395876baringaparkMember
Reading this thread…it is very looong….you are all so industrious…makes me look very lazy!
Today I am going to visit Margo. Hopefully she will make me a cuppa and if I am very lucky she will have been baking! Can only hope!
😀June 25, 2009 at 6:44 am #395877
I know she could go as someone from today but all her friends are going really dressed up… The lady who wrote Mary Poppins came from here so there is a big push on pioneer type costums….June 25, 2009 at 7:25 am #395878narellehMember
The car went for a service today so had courtesy midget car.
Little DS was car sick on way to town in morn but was fine after that.
Raced home after dropping off our car and the 2 teens had completed the list of jobs on the table and were getting ready for work and town. Dropped DS off a his work and then visited RTB for a bit.
Was lovely to sit and chat with her – something neither of us get to do enough hey Judy;)
Thanks for the bag of toms – will make some up to go with that cheap bacon, a loaf of bread, an onion and some home grown eggs – will feed 6 people for less than $5 tonight – wow – must try to get a repetoire of those type of meals
Have got our car back and picked up middle DD.
Did the chores and made a couple of ph calls and did some paperwork:confused:
Now on here quickly before doing dinner in stages cos DH had big DD and they are going to lawn bowls for trial while waiting fo DD who is working – I will feed the younger ones before the others are home otherwise it will be too late.
Have a good night all:hug:June 25, 2009 at 8:06 am #395879
Was it lovely weather this morning? i can’t remember. Ever since then it has been raining. Solidly. Drenchingly. Floodingly. Lake Dulverton which has not seen water for so long I reckon a few of the local farmers were considering ploughing it, has water in it. Not a huge amount, not up to the banks, but water, real water, deepish water in parts. Along the road from here to town there are creeks flowing in places I didn’t know had creeks. And lakes forming in spots that I am fairly sure never had lakes. And I saw at least one dam overflowing (It will probably collapse as it is so long since the walls had to retain water and I doubt they will have had time to adjust.
So treeplanting was a fairly damp affair. By the end of two hours we had planted 230 trees and I was soaked to the bone. Even the contents of my pockets were soaked. My socks were saturated through my Blunnies which are liberally coated with Dubbin and should be damp-proof.
When I got home I had a choice between making camp in the house (which leaks) or the caravan (which leaks). I opted for the van simply because that was where most of the necessary stuff was at the time. The dog, who had spent a happy morning in front of the fire in the loungeroom was drenched by the time he got to the caravan (not a huge distance) and the cats were outraged. My tank is sitting in a small lake. The van has a large puddle where I get out. The chooks for some reason known only to themselves have been standing in the rain all day and are drenched but apparently happy (I got another egg!!).
So not a terribly productive day. Still I suppose I should be glad the furniture was not delivered – I would not want to stow it in the container as wet as it would have been by the time it was taken from truck to container and few other options existed.
Still, at least the trees will get a good start in life…
Lambchop stew for dinner with mash – good warming food to make up for being wet for much of the day.
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