Thursday, 11 August 2016

Getting ready for spring

 I've been doing some spring cleaning, my son and daughter in law are in travelling in Alaska and so is my niece and her hubby popular place at this time of the year, Bo Peep is in New Zealand and the Beer Fairy is sound asleep in bed along with all the cats, just me and drummy up and about, but it is cold but with a touch of spring in the air.
 I've been washing spare blankets and putting away the warm sheets, in hope spring will soon be here.

 but still have blankets on the lounges for wrapping up in on cool nights.



 Still haven't done my floor yet, that was the beer fairy's job but he is hard to motivate in cold weather come to think of it pretty hard in warmer weather too.

 Painted my rocking chair and washed the covers well the top half, got to repaint the bottom half when Leeroy gets off it.

 Bush orchards are flowering well
 A few daffodils
 My paving is just about finished, not bad, we sure cut a lot of wood lucky my son left his drop saw here.
It solved a problem we had with mud and used all the treated pine the guy down the road gave us for our fireplace but it's not wise to burn inside he had some more but I've run out of places to put it.
Jut some sand over the top to fill in any gaps then all done .

 The wood is greying nicely with all the rain we have had.
 Maybe I should build a seat around the tree.
 maybe not

 the next project, get the pond working but it needs to be warmer.
Replanted my red chilly it looks very sad but so do all the one in our neighbourhood at the moment we have fruit on it so we see how it goes.
My computer is working ok now.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

20 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Lovely to see you 'on air'... and the parquet path is a triumph! Love the new bathroom - have you got Lino or some such ready to lay - or is there a decision still to be made? Can never get my 'couch blankets' ever put away over here; even today have got the knee blanket on... 12'C, wet and misty. Hey ho... YAM xx

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    1. We were going to sand and varnish the floor but it needs warmer weather to dry quickly.
      I do like a good knee blanket, even here.
      Merle.................

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    2. - ah yes, good... I didn't wan't to say out loud that I rather liked the floor-board look!!! Sanding does take some effort though... Yxx

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  2. Your activity puts me to shame! I still love you green sofa!

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    1. It has a history, it's the beer fairys favourite seat.
      Merle........

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  3. Come on up here we have lots of HEAT and you could even help Mom clean up after all this construction is finished.
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. We are having heat in the days now but still cold nights.
      Oh cleaning up after construction that's not fun.
      Merle...........

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  4. Hello, Merle. I hope everyone is having a safe and fun trip. I like how your bathroom turned out, the color is pretty. It is hot and humid here. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. The son and co is home safe and well but the niece and co is who knows where, they are always travelling and Bo Peep is due tomorrow.
      Warming up here.
      have a good weekend.
      Merle...........

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  5. Like Joanne, I am shamed by how busy and productive you are. Love the paving.

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    1. Our summers are too hot to do much but sit around so end of winter and spring is busy time plus the computer was playing up so I left it alone for a while gives you more time.
      Merle.............

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  6. The timber paving looks great. You are a spring cleaning expert? Fancy a couple of nights in Melbourne?

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    1. I was pleased with it.
      I'm not a good cleaner best if you don't open cupboards you might get crushed in the fall.
      Merle..........

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  7. Happy Spring, Merle. It's the dog days of summer here. I really like the Purple in your bathroom. Such a pretty color. Don't tire yourself out with the spring cleaning. I hope your loved ones have a nice visit in Alaska. I've always wanted to go there.

    love, ~Sheri

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  8. Nice place. Love the quilt and did you make it?
    Coffee is on

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  9. Hooray for working computers!
    I'm enthusiastic about seats around trees, but I think maybe you haven't got enough room there. The paving looks great. How do you manage painting things with the cats around? I have a few things I'd like to paint, but would have to do it inside and worry about getting Angel's fur stuck on the wet paint. I don't have a spare room where I can shut things away.
    I'm looking forward to spring too.

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  10. .. merle, I love the new paths... the area around the tree is beautiful..xxxx nice to see your daffodills... xxxxx
    ... Barb xxx

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  11. Gorgeous paving !! You've inspired me to start my spring cleaning today your house looks so beautiful !!

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  12. Glad your computer is working again, Merle. Your walkways and patio turned out really nice. Love seeing all your cozy and pretty quilts and pillows - it looks like spring inside, even if it's not quite springtime outside. x K

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