Saturday, March 06, 2021

THREE NOW

 Last night I found out that my Mum's sister, Jean, had passed away.

So, in the space of five months, three siblings have died.  Three out of ten.  In only five months!

I think that's it folks.  Three in a row.  

ABOVE:  This photo was taken in May, 2017 at Mum's 80th Birthday.  Hard to believe three of them have now died.

So, not a great way to start a new day.  Particularly when I wanted it to be another good day.  I don't know what our plans are for the day, but I think it should involve something fun.

Cos I'm damned if I'm going to get into another funk!


12.55 pm:  Stew and I did housework this morning, and  just pottered around the yard and so on.
Then Bex and the boys arrived, so we had lunch together.

ABOVE:  Coco getting spoiled rotted.  

We are not going out and having 'fun' after all.  Amanda's two youngest are getting dropped off later, so yeah.
Maybe we can do something together tomorrow.

4.20 pm:  Stew has been outside tending to gardens, moving a few things around to give us room for two feijoa trees.  And he encounters a paper wasp nest.
He got stung on the hand.

So inside he goes and grabs a can of fly spray.  Sprays the nest and as many wasps as he can.
Then runs outta spray.

All good.   Until I find another nest!

So I tottle off to the supermarket to get more spray.  $116 later.... spray, cleaners, meat, bread and so on.  

Seriously!  All I needed was fly spray!


And there ya go.  Exit stage right, one rather large wasp nest.
Exit stage left, me to clean wasp killer off me.

11.56 pm:  Sorry!  I've had  a busy evening.  Well, not that busy.
We had Emily and Liam here for dinner, then Amanda picked them up and took them home.
After that I got to work on my puzzle, and just got carried away!
Time to sign off, and stop making peeps worry about me!  Sorry Felicity.

26 comments:

  1. I am sorry to hear about your Mom's sister. Maybe your "fun" should involve water. A beach, or some such thing.

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  2. Anonymous9:19 AM

    I'm sorry for your loss Chris. May your loving memories help to soothe your pain. XO, Ky Girl

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  3. Condolences 😔
    Im so sorry to hear about Jean xx
    #Lacy 💙

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  4. That's a lot of deaths from one family in such a short time. Definitely go out and have some fun today because if nothing else, death tells us that we only get one shot at our own lives.

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  5. Sorry to read you’ve lost another family member. I hate the fact as we age we face this more and more. Thinking of you x

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  6. Kiwionholidays10:34 AM

    💐💐

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear that you have lost your auntie. Thinking of you all 🌷

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  8. Sorry to hear Chris. Go out and have some fun today 💕

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  9. So sorry to hear you've lost your Aunt Jean. Big hugs 💕

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  10. I feel for you, Chris. In 2018 in a 5 week period we lost my brother in law, my sister in law (the remaining Brother in Law's wife), my husband's uncle and my father in law - and my mother in law went into aged care on the day father in law died. It was a shit of a time.

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  11. Nawwwh mum xxx condolences 💐💙 and love you loads xxxx

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  12. So that's where all of our paper wasps have gone! Usually around our place I get rid of at least half a dozen of those nests (smaller than that though) but this year I've not seen a single paper wasp which is very unusual. I hate the buggers!!!

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  13. What's a paper wasp as opposed to a normal wasp?

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    1. Paper wasps are smaller, and more vicious! In fact they are evil little fuckers that chase you if you annoy them. I got chased by a swarm in Cambridge when I disturbed their nest, and got stung multiple times. Paper wasps can sting you over and over again too. Their stings are worse than a 'normal' wasp too, if you get stung too many times in one go, you can die.

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    2. At last - something nasty in NZ!! I'll keep my spiders and snakes, thank you!

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  14. So sorry about your aunt. That is sad news. I am glad you didn't get attacked by the wasps xxx

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  15. Anonymous8:33 PM

    My husband got stung by a paperwasp, the fool picked it up with a single tissue, was the funniest thing, I had to leave the room from laughing, he also got stung by a centipede cos he picked it up with his bare hands and got bitten by a massive weta. And yet is terrified by mice.

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  16. I hope everything is ok think this first time in whar 12 years of blogging you haventsaid nite...

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    1. I'm fine Chick, just have been busy doing me puzzle! I will sign off now and say 'NITE NITE'.

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  17. Was just coming back to say probably closer to 15 years blogging glad all ok was thinking about Stew wasp sting nite nite

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    1. Yep, it will be 15 years in October! It must be easy for you to remember, just think about how old your granddaughter is!

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    2. Yeap that what made me realise id made a mathematical booboo

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  18. Hugs. Sorry about your aunt.

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  19. Sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt. Take care.

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  20. haha on the I'll scrub your back
    Sorry to hear about your aunt :(

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