Sunday, 18 October 2015

A mobility scooter, a missing cat and a lot of garden work.


 This was given to the beer fairy, his brother had another stroke, has limited walking and this would give him more freedom but we have to get batteries and a charger and organise it to be sent down to him, he lives in the Snowy Mountains, in a small country town.
 I'm cutting our my dead bogie, it's very thorny,
 and a bit of a mess at the moment.

 This tree died when they build the house next door, they hit a tap root and it just turned up its toes and has become a danger.
The bogie was all tangled around it and the base was rotting but no one wanted to get in there and cut it out but Boo Peek attacked it with a chain saw the other day and it's my job to cut all the bogie away, the beer fairy is on blood thiners so he shouldn't get to many pricks as he bleeds a lot, plus I'm more careful than the males I know.  
 We are one cat down Hooie's sister has been missing for three weeks now no sign of her anywhere. We hope she has found another home as just lately she has been taking trips around the local area.
Hooie is a bit camera shy always looks away.
 Here she is licking her lips, didn't realise what she was doing until I blew up the picture.
 My pavers are now terra cotta colour so is the ground, the rust water from the old hot water system was so rusty it's left it's mark, I quite like it.
 My front verandah wall will soon need attention big cracks are appearing.
 I had pot plants on it and water caused damage but it was a slow process and I didn't realise but we live and learn.




 Cutting back out the front too.
Haven't tackled this side yet.

32 comments:

  1. I know your brother=in=law will appreciate the scooter. I hope you are able to get the incidentals worked ot soon.
    As for all that work in the garden--what a lot of work!

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    1. It's too hot at the moment to work outside but a cool change coming up.
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  2. Hari OM
    Bsuy busy busy! You sure do have some maintenance to keep up with - the price we pay for 'character homes' eh? Sorry to hear a cat's gone awol... as you say, maybe found a home where she can get sole attention. YAM xx

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  3. The scooter sounds as if it will be a game changer for the beer fairies brother. Love your garden, and so admire alll the work you put into it.
    I hope your AWOL moggie is safe and happy where-ever she is.

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    1. The scooter should be ok if we can get all the bits to make it work.
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  4. That's a nice gift for your brother-in-law, Merle. I'm sure he will greatly appreciate the chance to get around better. It's always a worry when a cat goes missing, but they love their freedom and they are happier that way. Clearing out the gardens are much better than going to the gym, I think. You see the progress that much sooner :) I love the pink flowers in front of the picket fence. x Karen

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    1. It's true it's very hard work this gardening.
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  5. There's always lots to do in the garden its my outdoor gym I reckon ! Your garden is magnificent, all the effort you put into it really shows. I really like the terracotta colour and iron is good for the soil too. Hopefully you can get the scooter to your brother in law quickly and easily. Cheers, Cheryl.

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    1. It rained last night and the pavers are still rust coloured so it looks like it will last for a while anyway.
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  6. Oh no, I am so sorry to ear about the missing cat :( I truly hope she is okay....

    Gardening is always a full-time job, isn't it? As you know it's fall here and there are some things I need to take care of in the garden before winter comes :) Hugs to you!

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    1. It looks like Spring and fall are the months we do things in the garden.
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  7. That's a big job, all that cutting back, but worth the effort. Will you be planting something else in the spaces? The pavers look good terracotta to match the dirt. Hope your cat isn't holed up somewhere with a batch of kittens.

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    1. Only thing bogies have thorns and boy do they hurt.
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  8. The Hooie photo with the licking is great. I don't suppose you could ride the scooter to your bro in laws place. It might cost a bit to transport it.

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    1. My best photos are pretty much all accidents.
      His son is picking it up in his ute I think.
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  9. .... The scooter is a great idea... but I'm sorry to hear about your brother-in-law having another stroke...
    Thinning out the garden is a big job.. but you have to do this when things die on you.
    Have a great day... Barb xxx

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    1. Trouble is they never die and disappear they just leave dead branches everywhere.
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  10. Hello Merle, I think your BIL will appreciate the scoter. Sorry about the missing kitty, Hooie is so cute, great shot. Your gardening will be keeping you busy! Have a great day and new week ahead!

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    1. Hooie and Mal are twins and were very close so it's a bit strange that Mal has gone missing.
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  11. Wonderful to have scooters to help those in need. I'm sure your brother in law will appreciate and enjoy it..
    You must have a full garden..

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    1. Sometimes a bit to full.
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  12. Having a garden is always a lot of work.

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  13. Good luck with the scooter! They're super expensive, so you'll be helping out a lot!

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    1. Yes they are rather pricey.
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  14. Hooie - so cute! I feel so happy when I visit your realm, Merle. How nice you found the scooter!


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  15. Hope your brother-in-law is not too badly affected by the stroke, Merle..the scooter will be a great help to him!
    Tackling the dead bogie is a big job and I know what you mean about being more careful than the men....same here! Did you get compensated for them killing it off? We would like to grow it too but it's far too cold here.
    I like your "rusty" pavers. We bought terracotta paint from Bunnings and painted our boring old concrete slab where the shed used to be and it looks great now.
    There's always work to do around a home and garden...just take it easy and don't overdo it, Merle. I know how easy it is to push yourself too hard to get things done. xxxx

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    1. As Joe is down again I'm having a few days off from the garden and it is very hot out there at the moment.
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  16. It is very nice to meet you! Love looking at your photos. It gives a peek into another life. :)

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  17. I love that shade of green on the porch next to the scooter. That is a pretty cat. Yes, you have lots of yardwork. There's always something to do with a house. Thanks for your visits to my blog!

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