Our Home our Haven

Our Home our Haven

Sunday, November 4, 2012

                            A Busy Weekend...You betch Ya!!!!!! Something for Mum and Something for us.

It is a little under 2 years now until we retire,we will not have huge amounts of money to come to us as Bob as his breakdown so we are about 30 years behind in that area of Superannuation,we have some to come but it will have to be careful with it.
We have decided to do some things just for us to enjoy,and of course share with family when they visit.
First up was the little spot where Mum sits with Molly with her paper etc.It is the ugly spot really and has a loose pebbled surface which is not easy for her walker.So we decided to make it a nice place for her to sit.

                                       First job to put a sail up for shade as it is a hot spot,and level out the pebbles.
 Next some artificial grass,this is lovely and soft at the same time easy to use the walker on.
 Then add some little wrought iron table and chairs and 2 comfy backed chairs,a pretty for the wall and some plants.
Here are Mum and Molly   before it is quite finished,they love it...hope you have many hours sitting here Mum.

Next something for us....it has taken all week to do some preparation and we had to wait for a delivery or two but here we go.

 Bob doing the footings and that on the ground is the artificial grass,this will be the floor in our little bit of heaven.
 The hot tub/spa in place ready for the rest of the Gazebo do be put up,it is fully screened for insects and it also has the outer curtaining for privacy or to keep cool whichever.
 Looking from where Mums little spot is and that is Georgies cage and he is in there watching from his perch,there is a little area at the bottom of his cage that is a window and he can look at us in the SPa(better watch what we are up to lol.)
 This is it complete and how i looks closed but it will be just curtained off on the hottest 2 side most of the time,mostly to protect the tub.
And here he is...Mr Wonderful,the water warm enough to get in and to ease the tired muscles,it was devine,no other words for it and we will use this every day,it holds 6 adults and already it is the best money we have spent.We could not afford the $7,000 ones this was all done for about $1,500 although it is inflatable it is like a leather outing and has a top that goes on and padlocked so it child safe  for when we are not watching.
Now we have just some of the garden left to modify and we are done for now.Bob is so wonderful you know,he worked so hard this weekend,we did it together but he is a good man,a cold beer and a warm loving wife is all he asks from life.
Our son called last night and said they are visiting this weekend,we have not seen he and his family for over 6 months,so we are so happy to see them all,they do not agree with us having Mum all the time,but they have to grow up,see that she is so happy here,and accept our decision so at last they are coming to see us.Our daughter comes as often as possible and her support has been wonderful.
Not everyone agrees with the decision we all make all of the time,but respect and support for those decisions is a really important thing.If you can try to support what is happening around you,even if it is not what you would do,ultimately only you have to live with your choices,and although in the past i have been easy to manipulate this time I stood my ground...you know what IT FELT GOOD! and i would not change my mind for quids(money in Aussue talk).
Have a great day,I will think of you when I have a spa tonight after a hard day at work. for the postman every Monday is Manic Monday lol.

Friday, November 2, 2012

                                                      Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

To many these are just weeds but to me they are my pleasure each day,to see them as buds just like the flowers in my garden,these wild flowers and thistles are just as beautiful and there to be admired.So sorry Mr Farmer when you come to poison them out,it will be too late they have made me smile today.

 This is the tiniest flower I have come across,I leaned down very close to her,she was about the size of a dressmakers pearl pinhead.
 Although this is not as clear as I tried to get...make a wish anyone they are Dandelion puffs.We blow on them here and I guess they do all over the world and make a wish.
                                                             The beautiful thistle flower.
                                            Don't know their names but they are so sweet.
                                                               Yellow thistle
                                    Wild Honeysuckle a bird probably dropped a seed from in town.

Now a couple of lovely animals on my way,this is a newcomer,the farmer has a black and a white Alpacka to mind hi sheep and protect them from wild dogs,I could not see the black one on this day but here is the white one babysitting as required.I believe they are just wonderful and have made a great difference in heard loss.

This is an Echidna I came across today,so I got out and gave it a touch and took a picture up close of his quills,I was surprised to see they are quite hairy underneath the quills but they are harmless and I tried not to frighten him,at the moment they are everywhere in the paddocks and I just stop and watch as they eat ants and insects and give thanks for the wonders of our world.I would have to have these in one of my tyres,they are very stiff and very very sharp!

This precious horse is at one of the gates I get out to open.I have never noticed before but she is Albino,she came right up to my car window at first and I said to her "look at your eyes you are so beautiful" and by the time I got the camera ready she had moved away a little so I probably have not captured her beauty.There is something so pure about this horse I am not sure what it is,maybe it is her eyes.
I am just so grateful that I have the job I have.Life is very stressful at times with worries and woes but God grants me this time of peace each day,I can put things into perspective and see  that in the big picture,I do my best,treat people the best I can each day,the way I would like to be treated,I try to do a little something for someone each day and yet in the eyes of some it is not enough.
So I give thanks for this drive,for the peace and serenity it gives me,for the reality of how graciuos we must be and appreciate each day.
Soooooo bugger off those who find fault and get a life!!!( lol how brave we are when no one is listening).
Have a wonderful weekend and happy blogging dear friends.