Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sorry to be so long!

Sorry everyone. I haven't been very well this week. The dreaded anxiety disorder has been playing up, so I've basically come home from school and made tea, then curled up in a ball on the couch until bedtime. Don't worry, I've been to the doctor. Mr B has prescribed lots of sun over the Queen's Birthday weekend, and we had a wonderful walk out at our new territory today. I even found a handful of windfall feijoas and ten cents. Good omens, I think. The air was fresh and I saw sheep, pigs and a donkey.

I'm going to bore you all with more photos of the progress on the house. I must get working on some other things to take photos of. I haven't done any sewing apart from some stuff for school.
Today the foundation men poured our slab. It is all shiny because it is wet still.
The buckets are where the showers will be. Richard, our builder, says the framing arrives next Friday, and by then the drainlayer will be finished. In three weeks we will have a roof. It is going so fast. I'm going to make a little garden bed to heel in some roses and other things. I've started pillaging my garden. Richard didn't bat an eyelid when I told him where Merlin's (Mr Bunny) house would be built, and said there should be a bit of leftover timber for compost heap creating. I need untreated stuff though. I'm going to have 3 wooden bins in a row so I can turn it properly, and have the compost curing while I make a new pile. I've got a fat plastic bin, but it is hopeless for turning. I'll still use it, but it takes a long time to make compost. I'm going to have a worm farm too.
We are off out to Di and Al's place for dessert and to watch the rugby final. Di and I will probably watch a DVD. She usually has a good supply. I've got soup bubbling away. Just my usual minestrone recipe, but I had a bok choy to use instead of the usual cabbage. Should be fine. I put lots of celery leaves in too because I love the flavour of celery. I should be making all sorts of soup recipes, but why mess with perfection? My minestrone is like therapy. Delicious and full of vegetables. Yum, I'm off to have some. XXX


Anonymous said...

Wow - foundations, framework next week and a roof in 3!!! That is incredibly fast. How exciting!!

Enjoy the DVD tonight.

Miss M :-)

Anonymous said...

What great progress. You will be moved in in no time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Poppy, I read your comment on Terri's blog and I just wanted to say that I understand what you're going through. I had a lot of anxiety problems from childhood into my twenties, but I'm doing better nowadays. You're in my prayers and I hope you'll feel a lot better soon.

Love and hugs, Tina :)

Anonymous said...

HI Babe,
Very excited to see progress reports on the house...we won't get bored hearing about is all happening so quickly, the builder sounds fantastic.
We watched the rugby with Nanny, who would have know how abusive and excited our little Nanny could be, it made the game quite exciting.
Off to collect mum and dad form the airport soon, think they will be very tried, they have been flying all night.
Love you heaps,