Monday, December 27, 2021


 Lacy finally sent me a photo of her bright socks late yesterday:

ABOVE:  I saw these amazing socks in a gift shop months ago, and grabbed them then.

Several girls in the family got them for Christmas.

Stew and I went to Mitre 10 yesterday afternoon, we were looking for strips of wood to make my shiplap wall(s) under the kitchen bench.

We didn't end up getting anything because Steve told me to wait until he could help me suss out exactly what we need.  

Anyway... on our way home we spotted a car.

NOT just any car.  A car that had Lacy's name all over it!!!

ABOVE:  It was PURPLE, her favourite colour and it's number plate read LIL HO !

Like.... could it be any more HER CAR?   

But, it isn't of course.  

So, today?  Probably going back to Mitre 10 to get some wood, the RIGHT nails and wood glue.

With STEVE.   Cos I can't do it right on me own it would appear.  He's probably right, but let's not tell him that.

ABOVE:  So Steve went to Bunnings this morning to get the V-Groove panels.
TOTALLY SOLD OUT the moment they arrived in the shop.
So he bought MDF panels and is going to use his Router to put the grooves in the panels.
Then I can paint them in the garage before they are attached to the back side of the kitchen benches.

Handy that he has lots of drop cloths in his van... no need to be taking your shoes on and off at the door.

Stew has a little job too.  Covering an area out the back with concrete.  Right now it's got bloody annoying stones there.
Me?  I'm supervising.  Getting in the way.  And generally just being ME.

But a very thankful me for having such lovely men in my life.

Bex hasn't escaped getting a job either!

Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer is staying out till June.  And he needs hats to match the bedding right?
So I've put me order in.  lol

ABOVE:  Cut to size.

ABOVE: Setting up the router.

ABOVE:  Choosing what size and shape of groove we want.

ABOVE:  We chose a deeper 'V' groove over a shallower V or a square groove.

ABOVE:  And there ya go!  A few hours later, and it's done, except for painting and gluing to the walls.
I absolutely LOVE IT.
Thank You Steve, you are amazing.

Not to be outdone, Bex was busy while we were in the garage...

ABOVE:  And now.... Rudolf has a pink hat.  Thanks so much Bex.

NOW... time for a swim!

4 pm:  OMG that swim was SOOOOOoooooo good!
We were all melting, so to be able to just jump into the pool  and cool off... SO THANKFUL.

Getting the pool  was at the very TOP of my 'to do' list when we first moved here, and I'll never regret it.

8.21 pm:  seriously too hot!  Between about 4 and 7 it just SETTLES and it's stinkin', stinkin' HOT.
Now it's starting to finally cool down a bit.
Dinner was left overs again.

ABOVE:  I might have.... painted something.


  1. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Love love the socks. I wish I had a son like Steve nearby. Lol. Kj

  2. Ooosh socks rock 🤟🤟 you are fortunate to have such wonderful people around to help you 💙💙

  3. can't wait to see the result of Steve's work, he's so talented and hardworking xxxx

  4. Love the socks. When I was an oncology nurse we wore gowns from head to foot over our uniforms. Although it was against hospital uniform policy I would wear brightly coloured, silly socks and the patients loved it.

  5. Love the socks.
    Your Steve is a godsend the finished product will look awesome a well deserved swim for all I’m sure.

  6. I love that your pool is getting so much use and especially by Steve and family. I love the new board he put up too, very clever is that lad of yours!!

  7. Looks amazing... everything!! So cool.


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