Last night, I thought... FINALLY!
Stew went to hang our big mirror in the entrance way...
ABOVE: He had everything ready to hang it, then changed his mind. He wasn't too sure about the anchors he had bought.
I have to go down to Bunnings sometime this morning to try and find different anchors to use. The last thing we want is for it to come crashing down off the wall!
I might have some company later on today. Lacy said she might visit for a couple of days.
So, I will wait and see if she turns up or not.
What else can I get up to today? I'm sure I can find SOMETHING to do around here. I might plant my succulents in the gardens, hopefully they don't die!
They are not too happy right now, I think they went into shock when we got our first frost!
I might have to buy more, ones that are already acclimatised to the cold Waikato.
OH and before I forget, I am going to email the agent who sold us this home, and ask her to contact the previous owners. I want them to remove the fig trees asap. Now is the best time to move them, while they are dormant.
And camelia's. They put in HEAPS of small camelia's all around the edges of the gardens out the back, and I don't want them!
If they don't want them, I will probably just pull them out. I'm over trying to sell stuff on TradeMe.
DOGSTARS: MAP of house below. There is a 'formal' lounge, which the kids use to watch TV, and for visitors to stay in overnight on the bed settee... if the spare bedroom is already in use.
ABOVE: it is a long house! It takes me 54 steps to get from one end to the other. There's only a few days since we moved in that I haven't clocked up over 10,000 steps. *smiles*
Right, enough sitting here, it gets bloody cold if ya don't keep moving!
DEE: why don't I like camellias? Well I'm not too sure there is a good answer to that.
Why do some people like figs, and others don't?
We all have different tastes, be it food or plants, style of furnishings etc.
Every single camellia in the gardens is white. I don't mind white flowers, I just don't like camellias.
9.50 am: Well, I just had my first shitty experience in Cambridge.
I went to Bunnings, and walked down the aisle that has wall hangers/anchors. I passed a Bunnings employee talking to a sales rep about padlocks.
I pass them... look at the anchors, get bamboozled as to what I needed, so I go up to the information desk and ask for help with my purchase.
The lady behind the desk pages the person who I just passed ... as he's the one I need to talk to.
He's yakking to the sales rep. I wait. And I wait. And after about 5 minutes the lady pages him again. All this time, I can SEE HIM.
Meanwhile at least 5 Bunnings employees stroll past me.
I wait another 5 minutes, then someone walks past me and says "Oh you are waiting for G***?"... and I say yes.
She said... oh he's busy right now, just wait.
So I toss the anchors I had in my hand on the counter and tell the lady behind the counter I'm off to Mitre 10 in HAMILTON now.
She said sorry.
Crap service, who is more important? The sales rep, or a customer? Must be the sales rep.
I'm now going to just do stuff around the house. Maybe not gardening. It's really cold out there.
OH MY GIDDY AUNT!
I got the quote from the 1st electrical firm who visited, to put lights above our kitchen sink and add a few power points in the house... $2,637.15. I thought that was a bit high!
Today I got the quote from the electrical firm who came out yesterday... $1,012.66.
I thought there must be some mistake?
So I rang them and NO, that is the fixed quote.
Now I am left wondering... did the first company think I was a rich Aucklander who could be ripped off? WTF?
Needless to say, we have accepted the 2nd company's quote!
LUNCHTIME! Lacy is due here within the hour. I better make sure the spare bed is all honky dory for her.
Lacy arrived. Tallulah does not like her. She's snapped at her twice and growls at her if she comes too near. Hee hee. Clever dog.
4.45 pm: Lacy just got back from picking Keera up. Keera is staying until after dinner, then Stew and Lacy will return her to Amanda's.
I was having only a very few hot flushes a day lately. Today? One an hour. Hmmmm.
We have had a nice, if noisy evening. Lacy took Keera back to Amanda's after dinner. We will get Keera again tomorrow after Kindy.