Friday, July 08, 2016



Yep, I've decided Lacy should be called a motor mouth, cos she never shuts up!  Seriously... she arrived and put her mouth in gear, and didn't slow down at all.

Luckily I don't think she talks in her sleep!

Today I am going to get Lacy to plant some succulents and grasses in the gardens.  Rather her than me!
I loathe dirt on my hands!  Weird considering I don't mind working with clay.  

I might even go and get some more from Wairere Nursery at Gordonton... they seem to have the best prices.

There is a little craft shop there I would like to look in again too.

Here's a few photos of the girls last night:

ABOVE:  It was nice to see them together.  I think Lacy enjoyed those toys as much as Keera!

Right... I'm off to get started on the day.


Here's another black mark for Bunnings, Cambridge!

We ordered an  attic access ladder from them 3 weeks ago.
They still haven't got one in for us.  I rang them today to ask how much longer would it be?
The lady said she didn't know, as the supplier had run out.
So we just had to wait for one to come in.


I rang the Manukau branch of Bunnings, and would you believe they have FOUR in their store right now?

So I rang the Cambridge branch back and told them ... to which the lady said oh well... we still have to wait for them to get one cos they had it on order!  

So I pointed out to her that I could have f*#king WALKED TO AUCKLAND AND BACK in the time it was taking them to get us one!

Upshot. We shall be cancelling our order with them if they can't get one brought down from Manukau asap, and we will drive up there and get one ourselves. Bloody hell, we were up there just last weekend!

SERIOUSLY?  Why didn't she ring around three weeks ago and found us one?  Why did I have to do her f*$king job for her?  Grrrrrr.

Seriously not impressed with Bunnings in Cambridge now.

Lacy and I went to Gordonton and bought more plants for the garden.
The previous owners are going to take the fig trees AND the camellias as soon as they are back from an overseas holiday, at the end of the month.

So that solves that issue.  

LUNCHTIME!  I'm starving.

AND NO... let's not have lunch yet... let's go into Hamilton and pick up not only the carpet rug, but the new tie backs for the family room too.

OH and the new blind for the kitchen has arrived this morning too.  

SCORE... three things off the list that we've been waiting for.

Maybe it's going to be a good day after all!

AND... Stew rang and talked to the manager of Bunnings Cambridge, and the manager apologised and has arranged for an attic ladder to be couriered to them, and we can pick it up tomorrow.  Have they redeemed themselves?  Sort of.  Just annoying that we could have had that ladder three weeks ago.

MOVING ON... Lunch!  It's 1.37 pm and my tummy is rumbling.

Got a phone call from the school at 2.30 pm. Brylee has dislocated her shoulder and so we had to pick her up and take her to hospital in Hamilton. 

Now we wait to see a doctor...

So we went to the hospital as instructed... and sat a waited for about half an hour, then we were told to go to Anglesea A & E in town, as the hospital would take too long to get to her.

So we went down to Anglesea A & E and waited, and waited, and waited some more.
Then we were put in a treatment room, and we waited, and waited and waited some more.

Then the Dr arrived, and said Bylee needed an x-ray... so we went to Radiology down the corridor... where we DIDN'T HAVE TO WAIT!

But then we had to go back to the main waiting room... where we.... GUESS??? WE waited again.

Then we saw the Dr again, and he said Brylee needed to wear a sling for 3 weeks, then have physio.  And she has to be seen by an Orthopeadic Surgeon on the 25th July to make sure there is nothing else wrong, and to make sure her shoulder is healing.

So.  A long afternoon/evening.  All up that little mishap took 4.5 hours.  Not that bad I suppose.

We are now going to have a rather late dinner then settle down for the night.  Coronation Street is on... I love Friday nights.  *smiles*


  1. Enjoy your visit to the craft shop in Gordonton. They do a mean scones and tea as well.
    Helen in France

  2. I saw attic ladders in a nearby Bunnings recently and thought of you, had never seen them before ! Isn't that odd

  3. Cambridge Bunnings really are crap aren't they. I suggest you cancel the order then ring and ask them to please arrange for one from Manukau to be delivered to them so you can pick it up :-).

  4. Hey - it was great to see Lacy and Keera! I would love it if my kid were a motor mouth. He rarely says anything and I have no idea what he is thinking. And he still lives here! Talk away LACY! It's better than silence! Enjoy your time together.

  5. Poor Brylee, hope she is OK.

  6. Anonymous8:29 PM

    Lovely photos of Lacy and Keera, I am up in AKLD I could have picked up an attic ladder! Gosh that's a lot of waiting hope Brylee gets better soon, and no dishes duty score! Its me blondie

  7. How did Brylee manage that? Hope she's feeling better soon x

    1. Rather weirdly, she just threw a ball in the gym at school, and out her shoulder went!

  8. Beautiful pics of Lacy and Keera ๐Ÿ’œ

    Hope all goes ok with your shoulder Brylee ๐Ÿ‘

  9. Ow I know how much that hurts Brylee. I did mine three times. It's amazing how the pain goes once it clicks back in again.

  10. Anonymous8:59 AM

    Loved seeing Lacy and Keera! Both look well and happy. Poor Brylee! Hope she feels better soon. The house looks amazing - well done!!!
    ~Nicole in CA


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