Sunday, December 29, 2019


Today we are pretty much repeating yesterday.
The guys will be working on the pool area.

Bex and I will be titivating around the house.

The kids will play and probably get taken to a park later on.

 ABOVE: Last night we ended up having ham and cheese toasted sandwiches for dinner!  So yum.  Best yet, I didn't have to cook them.
I'm really appreciating having others in the house who are happy to share all the jobs.

ABOVE:  These gardens are looking AWESOME.  I just hope the girls stay off them.

I might do some more gardening today, much as I hate it, the guys are too busy to do any weeding and what have you.

If the pool pump does not go today I will be going out to get a new one.  The pond needs one to keep it aerated. 

And that's about all for now, I'll catch ya later.


10.39 am:  And I did something that was on my list, but hadn't planned on doing it today.  But, as it was overcast first thing this morning... I decided to waterblast the driveway.  It had millions of loose stones all over it.  Dreadful to walk on barefooted.


 ABOVE:  I got started ...

 ABOVE:  3/4's of the way through I saw our immediate neighbour, and invited her in.  Interesting.  She's deaf.  So while she can talk, she is fairly difficult to understand.
A paper and pen came in handy.

She seems lovely.  Her name is Julie and her dog is Kohi.  Kohi bites other dogs, so our girls stayed in their bedroom.

 ABOVE: Done.  It's looking more and more like our home now. 

 ABOVE:  Steve got out there really early today, while it was overcast.  He's doing the final leveling, then he hopes to get the two side stays concreted in by the time he finishes for the day.

The sun is out now and it's bloody hot again.  It certainly curtails how long you can work out there.

ABOVE:  Steve also fixed the pond pump, which is neat.  The fish seem to be very happy.

edit:  the bloody pump stopped working again, so I went and bought a new one.

ABOVE:  Another thing sorted.  Once we move and replace the fence there will be heaps more room around the pond, so I can put a seat there.  It's going to be so nice eventually.

The guys are just about finished outside for the day.  It's stinking hot.  Stew and I MIGHT be going to the movies in an hour.  I say might because Stew might be too hot and tired to bother.

5.58 pm:  And we did go to the movies.  We saw The Good Liar, with Helen Mirren.   I knew it would be a good movie, and it was.  We thoroughly enjoyed it.  I'm going to make sure we go to movies more often, it's nice to get out and watch a good movie on the 'Big Screen'.

Got home and Steve is cooking dinner.  After working in the hot sun all day, he's cooking dinner!  

Dinner was lovely... Chicken schnitzel, potato wedges and salad.  They are now watching some stupid movie on TV, so I'm off to bed.


  1. I am glad, as a new fish parent, that you are making their home healthy and beautiful! Fortunate Fishes. I must also applaud you on your use of the often unheard but quite effective word "titivating" ! I LOVE the seldom used words!

  2. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Gosh Coco is beautiful happy days George's Mum.

  3. Great job all round!! Question: When the pool is in will it make repairing/adding a new fence there difficult? I can see it's close but I'm sure you have a plan (you always do) :)

    1. Ummm... I don't know! I'm sure the guys have it all sussed out though.

  4. Anonymous3:42 PM

    I'd love to have a pond like that. It is beautiful and I can imagine how peaceful it will be to sit out there and watch them.

  5. Anonymous5:56 PM

    All looking great!!!



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