2 days after my walk with Buster to the Lough, Jim took the same walk - with the same dog of course! The water had receded a little but as it was just below the fishing stand, it was splashing through it and Buster didn't like that! It was also wet and windy, so the lake was rather choppy. Here are Jim's few photos:
Buster was a bit worried!
Then the wave came over the boards and he beat a hasty retreat!!
Look at the wave splashing against the fishing stand. It looks like the sea!
There was a bit of a stand off between Buster and this black bullock. Buster ran!!
I love this photo of a rather soggy bullock with its curly coat!
The Buster Bed Saga Continues:
This time BlackJack crept into bed with Buster. Now we just need either both the cats in there or all three of the animals!
New Floors and Doors
All the floors in the extension have now been put down and the doors put on their hinges and made to fit. We still need skirting boards for the floors and handles for the doors and the frames finishing off, but Anthony the carpenter thinks he'll have it finished by Friday.
Jim and I are going to paint the spare bedroom and move into it temporarily as it will be the quickest job, then we can concentrate on the other rooms, especially Jim's office, my studio and our bedroom. Jim's office will be our present bedroom, which is at the exact opposite end of the house from mine!! We'll be talking to each other on msn messenger, as we used to when we first chatted, before we'd met.
I spent some of today cleaning the doors in my room. Also sweeping up piles of sawdust from the carpenter. Jim says he'll use it to put between our strawberry plants.
My Playroom door!
Our bedroom door. Ok, they're all the same so I won't show you any more!!
Our bedroom floor.
The spare bedroom floor. It looks tiny but a double bed will fit in there. Jason you'll have to climb over!! lol.
The sun room floor. It looks huge now!
But lurking in the corner...... ah!, what a mess! I'll clear that up tomorrow. I've done the other rooms.
The sun room light and fan combined. I won't bore you with any more photos of the work today!
My new rug is coming along well. It's a slow process as every piece of wool has to be cut to size and then hooked through one at a time.
ATC from Lisa
As part of our alphabet swap, I received a gorgeous 'Y for Yak' from Lisa. I love her animal ATCs and this is probably my favourite:
The envelope was beautiful too, and the writing paper Lisa used for a lovely note. 'Let's meet for Tea!' it says. I wish Lisa.
Now I only have to wait for my X and Z and I have a full set. We are going to take photos of all ten sets and post them on our own and the site's blog.
One of my actress friends from the UK sent me the newspaper article about the service and celebration of Philip's Life, the friend of mine who died, aged 45, on 11th October.
My granddaughter Kirsy (photo on last blog post), has got engaged to her partner, Kerry, and they are planning their wedding for May 2011. I'm happy that she has found someone she feels she wants to share her life with and am looking forward to the occasion, to be held at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire. When Ben, my youngest, was small, we used to visit Clumber a lot and hire bicycles for the afternoon. It's a fabulous venue and they have a hotel there where you can get married and hold the reception. A whole year to wait. Boo.
That's about all the news for now. I have done some gardening in spite of the weather. There's so much to do both inside and outside. Then there's Christmas. I haven't started to make our cards yet. Rush rush rush.
Happy Tuesday everyone.