Today Steve is going to prep the stairs in readiness for having carpet laid on Tuesday/Wednesday.
Yep... not on Monday as first expected. But, at least we were informed about the delay, not just left hanging.
This afternoon we are taking EVERYTHING out of the 'dining room' and putting it in the lounge. Because... Cyclone Pam, which devastated Vanuatu yesterday, is headed our way. Even if it just 'grazes' past New Zealand, it has the potential to do some damage.
So, we shall empty the dining room, pull up the blinds and hope the wind and rain blows through instead of tearing it apart.
Knowing my luck lately... well *sigh*... let's wait and see.
Often we expect a storm to be really bad coming from the Pacific, and it peters out before it gets here. Let's hope that happens OK?
Below is a link to a neat site that shows you the winds, in real time, in the world. The Cyclone is very clear on it. I'm keeping an eagle eye on it for sure!
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-167.04,-27.10,441 (If you do check it out, and in case you don't actually know where New Zealand is ... Go DOWN to the bottom of the world, we are to the right of Australia)
Right, I'm off to get the day started.
Forgot! HAPPY 27TH BIRTHDAY BEX. I hope you have an awesome day. She got Spotlight gift vouchers so she can get more wool, a gorgeous necklace from Steve, chocolates, 27 scratchies from Steve, and this:
Stew, the kids and I are going to a Motorhome/Outdoor show at the ASB Showgrounds sometime today too.
Maybe I will find something to satisfy my retail therapy urge there? *smiles*
Well... the Motorhome/Caravan show was one of the best shows we've been to.
We saw heaps of gorgeous caravans, and fell in love with this:
ABOVE: all we need is $80,000 and a bigger vehicle to tow it! Luckily, dreams are free.
ABOVE: Cyclone Pam has been downgraded to a category 3 cyclone, and she's getting closer. It's clouding over here, and the wind is getting up.
We have taken EVERYTHING out of the 'dining room' and rolled up the blinds. There is nothing else we can do now but wait and see if it's as bad a storm as expected.
LEIGH: done. I hope it works for you.
End of Day: well a fairly pleasant day.
The 'storm' has not really hit us at all ... yet... or if it does indeed.
I'm still glad we brought all the dining room furniture etc inside, just in case. I'd rather do that than regret not doing it and having stuff ruined.
It's been a lovely evening too...Bex baked her own Birthday Cake and we helped eat it. Photos tomorrow... I'm too tired now. It's time for bed.