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Monday, 8 July 2019

That went much better than expected . . .

The clematis over the canopy is no more.  We cut off all the cable ties holding the netting onto the frame, then Management fixed a strap to the back corner and he rolled as I pulled.





There was a small whoopsy when the strap came adrift and I flew backwards onto the green trolley (ouch) but no significant damage occurred.  It didn't take long to cut the net away from the plant, and take it in sections down to the compost bin, where the blackbirds think Christmas has come early.





No point being sad about cutting down such a big plant, although I am.
I suspect removing the steel is going to take a lot more work 😏








In other news, on Friday whilst Management kept an eye on the boiler service, changing out parts which haven't worn well, and whatever else was being brought up to a better standard, I managed to get hold of our builder and a carpenter so "Plan B" for more mucking around under the floor has officially commenced ☺️.    In the afternoon I wasn't in the mood to do anything "nice" but I didn't want to sit around doing nothing, so I cleaned and polished nearly all of the house.  Bonkers, exhausting, but satisfying.

With all my usual "weekend jobs" done a day early any sensible person would have gone off somewhere in the campervan.  But I struggle to break through the inertia, and I really couldn't be ****ed;  there is still a tear or two on an almost daily basis but I know eventually this will pass and I'll be back on my travels.






10 comments:

  1. Wow, that was a job & a half, but well done. Our blackbirds are always making a mess for me to clean up.(giggle). A big house clean wouldn't work for me these days, so it's small amounts each day to care for my back. TIME............it takes time! Take care & huggles.

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    1. Oh my dear, I haven't even touched upon the mess our blackbirds make, but I accept the clear up because it proves just how many lovely little creatures are able to make a safe home at Bag End.

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  2. Removing that lot sounds like quite a job, I hope you didn't do too much damage to yourself when you hit the trolley. I like the two-tone wall, when's the paintbrush coming out?? (giggle)

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    1. But Eunice, surely you have seen all T'Interweb news? Two-tone walls are absolutely The Thing in 2019 . . .

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  3. That's a good job done - you can feel virtuous! That having more time sentiment really struck a chord with me too. I need to make more of the time and appreciate it too.

    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Time . . tricky little bugger. Thanks Ellie, x

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  4. Wow! I wasn’t expecting to read that the job went so quickly and easily! Now if only pulling up honeysuckle roots and asphalt (from an old tennis court where the veg patch is located) we’re so easy!

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    1. Old tennis court? That sounds like a humungous job.

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  5. It is but I think we’re going to hire out for it or rent a machine. Thank goodness! I wasn’t really looking forward to doing it by hand!

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