Today is the final of our many public holidays that we relish particularly in January. Because Waitangi Day fell on Saturday it means that businesses [well some] can have another day of rest.
I had thought it might be quiet around here, and it was for the most part.
First up though some folk who bought a radio/CD/cassette player – of which only the radio really works, said they would be there soon. Soon never occurred, possibly because they wanted a text from me. I’ve not got long text mode in place yet with new gadget so I had emailed them.
Soon, became this evening, obviously when they had looked at their email account. It is always interesting to off load something on the “buy now” feature via our TradeMe website because you never know when that will happen. Having the cash was also nice, and getting rid-of said medium sized older gadget even better.
I then decided I could take another item/photo with gadget, which I did…but in the process of transferring to computer, delete happened. Took ages to scroll down the recycle folder.
Until around 5ish all was quite on my western front – first it was the mower for the large vacant property behind. He had a god awful domestic lawn mower so he was out there for well over 2 hours.
Then my neighbour/J at front started something up – possibly a weed eater, [I went to check if inadvertently they had borrowed mine, no still here]. His son was doing the “eating” but there were all kinds of odd noises/crashes until I heard J say “what are you doing?” at some point son started swearing and then I watched as he flung down something and went inside. J has now been out there – crashing and swearing etc for at least an hour. There back area is completely cluttered with all kinds of things. So nothing is going to be easy peasy…
He did ask me a few weeks ago if he could borrow my mower, and I casually mentioned that my grass could do with a mow, and walked off. Martin [works there] later said “could he borrow my mower overnight and then he would mow my lawn”… he also said that J he said “typical always wants us to do things for her…” to which Martin said to me “you already do too much for us, the cars in the driveway, the furniture in your basement and then me in your garage fixing cars”
Actually, I can mow my own lawn – it works up a sweat, I get some exercise as well…I love to see how fast I can mow my shoebox with only a few obstacles, a few trees, some bricks, and pole from rotary clothes line.
As an aside, the fun has been more “blooms” – I am on a roll and enjoying the process… Every so often I think I’ve cut up all the scraps, then more appear. These are the ones for the frame [still AWOL with C] but hopefully soon I can say “I’m ready and waiting” – hopefully by end of this week…
Anyway J has visitors and I can hear him raving on about the good things in life, so I’m outta here until next time…