We are so lucky. Now that Steve is an almost qualified builder, we don't have to get someone in to do builder type jobs around the house.
Getting the laminate off the stairs caused considerable damage to the underlying steps, so our very own 'Bob The Builder' fixed them:
It didn't matter how often one swept those bloody stairs, the dust was back there moments later!
Wednesday it should be all done and I can finally get the house all sorted out again.
ABOVE: Bex baked this lovely chocolate cake, with fondant roses too! Very pretty it was.
ABOVE: Blowing out the candles... note Steve's beard! Mike, you ain't the only one who can grow a ginger beard like ya Dad!
Bex hates it by the way. I don't mind beards, as long as they are groomed nicely and kept short. Steve is going for the 'bushman, gatherer' version right now. Needs a trim. Said his mother ever so quietly.
Well after worrying about the bloody cyclone... it was a non-event here in Auckland. It also looks like the remainder of the country is only experiencing mild stormy weather, nothing dramatic.
What a relief.
Sadly, Vanuatu is still in clean up mode, and there are still people missing, presumed killed.
Because it's an island nation, many islands are still not in communication with aid agencies, so no one knows just how bad it was for them.
I hope it's not as bad a feared.
I'm off to Hospice Shop this afternoon, leaving Miss Muppet with Bex and Dante. Those two littlies are almost over each other now... they are having the odd scrap and squabble.
But not too bad.
Keera goes home tomorrow... Kelly is picking her up and taking her back to Lacy in Tauranga.
First time ever, Hospice duty was excruciatingly SLOW and BORING. I didn't even find much treasure!
ABOVE: I also got two pure wool blankets, perfect for the dogs/puppies... when we have more puppies that is.
Tallulah hasn't had her first season yet, so puppies are still at least 10 months away.
End of Day: our last night having Miss Muppet... and tonight we have to get all the furniture, appliances etc out of the family room and kitchen, ready for tomorrow. Yaaa, more disruption in the house.