Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Day 14 of lock down

So I built foundations and a floor for my shed, moved it 40 meters, added solar lights, labeled all the tools.

 

I've also scrubbed the kitchen walls and painted the kitchen. I finished off the bathroom plumbing as the plumbers couldn't finish due to the lock down - painted it as well (wife bought 14 litres / 3.7 gallons of paint before lock down).

Wife advised me the other night that our daughter and son-in-law might be staying an extra few years in our house (they have the downstairs area and we share the kitchen). Anyway I decided nail polish was okay since they are staying a lot longer than July.

Yesterday I was sitting on the deck in grey tights with my wife, when the son-in-law came up and presented our grand child for a 15 minute visit.

Today wife and daughter went to the shops, so I allowed myself 30 minutes of dress up time (okay I was cleaning the fridge & freezer). Just my youngest, son-in-law and my grandchild was home.

 

Yes, we have teddy bears in our windows - I know it's based on some children's book that I haven't read, but the families with young children doing their daily walk appreciate the bear hunt.

Looks like New Zealand is on the right track to be virus free in the next couple of months, the scientists and politicians are all doing the right thing, as are 98% of the population.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Day 5 of lockdown

If everyone plays their part here, any virus should burn out inside their "bubble" and leave us virus free in the next 4 weeks. 

98% of the population are doing their bit, the other 2% will probably keep the virus "in play", waiting for the lockdown to lift, then were back to herd immunity, where we have to allow about 180,000 people die.

Being a patriot, I'm not going to be the one to let my country down.

Some of you have sent their prayers, but I ask that you pray to the scientists that are working hard to find a vaccine before millions are killed.

In the mean time (23 days at least), I'm stuck at home with wife, 3 young adults and a baby.
While I dress in the mornings before most are awake, I've now found myself supporting a beard which is now as itchy as FuK and an infected knee after some home renovations got bloody.

I wish you all well and will start posing again after the lockdown is lifted.

Rachel

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Shit storm coming your way

If I was a God, I would do population control differently.

For me, the honorable thing to do, is don't panic.
It's like giving the finger to the Gods.
Last week I bought a weeks worth of toilet paper and 2 loaves of bread (I shop weekly).
I've left my market shares in place, lost some numbers (I like to think it's keeping you in a job) but assured that as humans, we will rise above this.

In the mean time, shop if it's safe, support local business






Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Renovations (again !!!)

Originally (1964), my house had a bath.
1 or 2 owners before me modernized and removed the bath, putting a shower in it's spot.
Sure it made the room look big.
Wife and I have been here for 10 years and only had baths at hotels etc.
So it's out with the tile floor, vanity and shower.
Found out the plumber did some amazingly stupid work, like plumbing past the floor penetrations and doing a U turn.
Anyway, by the end of the weekend, I'm ready (well almost) to line the walls.

Did I mention, everyone got out of my way most of the time (well, all except for daughter, her partner and their baby)

Saturday I managed to get coffee out during demolition

 

Sunday - Bunnings for dry wall, borrowed their trailer, boys helped me load it.
Very helpful cause ladies shouldn't do heavy lifting - right?


Older daughter thought it funny the youngest helped me unload the trailer (she thinks youngest is lazy), she also thought it was funny watching Rachel carrying sheets of dry wall. I must admit my boobs were getting in the way.
After returning trailer, I took my youngest to the train station, where she meet a friend and headed into the city. 

I visited the local shopping center - now desperate to use the ladies room and also a good opportunity to check out a couple of clothing shops. Really liked this top and discovered I have no hips - well..I kind of knew that already, but do I care - not really. 

Decided I had to concentrate on the renovations....... after lunch.

The day was getting a bit hot by then, so I changed into a pretty blue skirt and a thin pink top - really going for the nipple look 😊

Stopped at MacDonald's for a Big Mac and coffee, before going to a different Bunnings for waterproofing compound (just in case I magically got the dry wall up before the day ended).

 



3 days later....
Renovations now waiting on the tiler to come free off a job.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Still bloody hot

29 degrees C and so humid, the shade isn't any help.

My daughter raided my draws and borrowed this top earlier this week, so I borrowed her skirt that she wore with it - only fair, just wished I looked as pretty (I'm 30 years older and don't have make up on, but maybe if I did............).

Coffee, supermarket (not for face masks or hand sanitizer, they have already sold out) and then a trip out to a marina before it gets too hot.