Monday, 21 July 2008

Still no Loo

Here it is a week on and I still don't have a toilet. Starting to hassle the builder more to get moving. Thursday I might be able to perch on my comfy throne once more!!

One of my cats, Callie decided to make her own Hollywood walk of fame and liberally applied her footprints to the new concrete in the loo. And to make sure for posterity a few more prints in a bit of concrete on the back verandah. Good thinking Callie as the others will be tiled over.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Snails and loos

My lettuce are going ok. But then it hasn't rained. Thanks Jalal, I do go out and squish them but it's a little more complicated when one is on wheels. It's a yukky business trying to extricate snail guts from the treads of my tyres (let's not even mention dog shit). So what I do is pick them all up and then pile them up on the concrete, cover them with a large leaf and then run over them. Then I go inside and take five minutes of washing to get the snail slime off my hands. Eeewwwww.

I seem to have beaten the caterpillars too.

I am in the middle of having my toilet modified for wheelchair access so everything is messy with dust everywhere and stuff covered up and driving around on crackly plastic that is taped to the carpet. And jackhammers, rubble and freaked out cats and freezing all day with doors open etc. Not to mention using a bucket for a toilet. Oh dear I won't go on. sigh. Still it will be excellent when it's done....

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Cold Enough for Ya

Middle of winter and am already sick of it. Hard to get out of bed in the morning.

But have been enjoying working out in the garden a lot lately. Looking good with begonias, wallflowers, alyssum and violas blooming. My first camellia came out yesterday and the freesias won't be far behind. Just noticed that at last my hellebores (which have been moved too many times) are about to flower - hooray. Have planted purple lobelia, more violas and more white alyssum. On the destructive gardening side I have been poisoning onion weed, oxalis and bloody asparagus fern. The latter is the bane of my life as it has invaded much of the front garden and is so hard to get rid of as it grows amongst the rock and deep into and up plants. Also sprayed the bacterial killer Dipel for caterpillars that were voraciously eating all new and some old plants - so frustrating.

Planted up some big pots with various lettuce, chives, spinach, silverbeet, parsley and sowed seeds of coriander and cress and put out some beer for the damn snails who were hopping into the lettuce.


Changed things

I have chucked out all my old posts and am starting again. You won't have to sign in or create an account to post a reply on GleeCrip now. There is a link to my Photos on Flickr as well.

Good oh