Thursday Natter

It's been raining off and on for the past couple of weeks, we are now definitely into Autumn weather, the days are mild, but it's really jeans and long sleeve tee shirt weather, the nights are very cool and I've added a cotton blanket to my bed, but...

Tuesday Natter

I've almost finished the kitchen for the first time in almost 21 years I have skirting, every thing has finally been finished and I've just got one more coat of paint to put on the skirting board then I can walk away knowing that one room is finally...

Monday Natter

Sometimes words just cannot express how we feel, those words get caught in our throat and refuse to express themselves, pride, self reliance and just doing for yourself get in the way.  You don't wish other to know that your doing it hard at the...

Sunday Natter

The domino effect ~ I'm seriously tired, I'm seriously stretched to my very limits.  12 months ago I embarked on a journey that started many years ago when we brought a house with great potential some where that was going to be a stepping stone to...

Friday Natter

Today is a red letter day for me I finally got the :thumbsup: to fly again, it's now been more than 12 months since I had my back operation which went from one small incision to 4 incisions and almost 6 months of uncertainty as to whether or not I'd...

Thursday Natter ~ KISS

When it comes to computers, mobile phones and my pay TV I'm a great believer in KISS (keep it simple stupid).  It's taken me years to master my mobile phone and each time I upgrade to the lowest level I actually never, ever get it all right until...

Wednesday Natter

I'm starting to feel as if a freight train is bearing down on me, everything is coming to a head, things are starting to get out of my control yet I still have control of it all.  26 yo and I spent a couple of hours tonight sanding walls, doing stuff...

Tuesday Natter

Where do I start, do I start with 60 hours of unrelenting, torrential rain when my front yard ended up in my back yard, do I tell you about being pursued by Phil my neighbour and his complaints to the Council, Sydney Water and the answer that he got ~...

Sunday Natter

I so hate not being busy, the thing that I was going to do this weekend was work trying to restore my garden after the cement renders had done their job, this was not to be it's rained solidly since Friday night, yesterday I fluffed around not being...

Saturday Evening Natter

The rain has set in and is destined to stay until at least mid week next week, it's eased off and no longer a torrent flooding my driveway and Phil's backyard and ground floor ~ for some reason I'm rather relieved as there is now no evidence that the...

Saturday Natter

I had so much planned for today and of course I woke around 4.30 to the sound of rain on my roof and it rained and rained and rained.  My backyard is flooded and I'm hiding from Phil my back neighbour ~ I have this problem that the road is higher than...

Cat Natter

Some months ago I adopted 4 cats, grandma, Mum and son's at the same time I adopted a Staffy cross puppy, well Mum and Grandma have settled in well, Mach the puppy is in 7th heaven, each day he goes to work with one of my sons, then every afternoon I...

Friday Natter

Well I've finished painting my laundry floor and decided that I've made an error of judgement, having been led down a path that wasn't the right path.  I've painted my back steps one colour, my laundry is off those steps and the floor is an entirely...

Thursday Natter

The cement renders have finish, now have to wait 28 days before I can paint the outside of the house, good in some ways, bad in others.  The didn't clean up very well and I've spent the last couple of days dealing with cement dust, render that has...

Monday Natter ~ Extra

I feel like a paper boy, standing on a street corner waving a extra addition of the paper and yelling the headline of that edition "Australians abandon the rest of the world due to a total disinterest in our small corner here".  So often I feel as if...

Monday Natter

A lazy day a day to finally catch up, a day in which the renders were to add the finishing touches on the outside of the house and they almost got it completed, then the weather gods looked down and said "we cannot have this" and at 1.30 pm today they...

Sunday ~ Monday Natter

Last night I was 1 tired little kitten, I started a post about my Sunday and almost fell asleep at the computer, so today's is a combination of the last 2 days.  Sunday was spent digging up my garden beds around the house, so that the renders could do...

Saturday Natter

Best laid plans of mice and men, seem to always go astray, the cement renders were supposed be here on Thursday to start my job, rain once more interfered, at least this time they rang and told me why there were not appearing.  This morning I was...

Thursday Natter

I feel like a rat up a drainpipe, (please pray hard that it doesn't rain), I've been walking a plank (now I have a fair idea about how it feels to be on a pirate ship), been a monkey hanging off a rafter or beam by either my left or right arm for the...

Wednesday Natter

My problem solving skills are coming to the fore, I've solved the problem of painting rafters, eaves and barge board over the stairs, I've placed a larger block of wood on my bench top in the kitchen, opened the kitchen windows, placed a towel on the...

Tuesday Natter

Sometimes it seems that no matter what you do there will always be a doubter or two, I've had 2 complete cynics lately and 2 who have stood on the side lines, giving me advice which when it comes down to the nitty gritty that advice has been "not a...