I have kind of gone awol sorry! Some weeks I wow you with how incredibly WINDY I am and other weeks well not so much!! It has been awhile since I blogged life here has kinda taken over for a bit BUT here I am and ready with for an update for you!
- MOST IMPORTANTLY WE HAVE HEAT!!!!!!!!! Central heating OHHHH MY ITS Roasty toasty in here!! I love it!!!
- The flooring the new bathroom has gone down
- The Vanity is installed
- We are waiting on Paint and Tile Before the plumber can come back and finish up we are soooo close!!!! I can’t wait!
- Front door has been measured and we are waiting on an estimate. Old one is a TAD drafty…meaning I some times can’t tell if it’s OPEN or SHUT!
The flooring looks AWESOME!! I LOVE IT! IF we redo the Kitchen I will use the same thing for sure!! SO much to update you on where do I start hmmmm OK Well lets start with heating!!! It’s a modern day MIRACLE!!! We have heating I love love love coming home to a warm home! One where I DON’T have to start the fire to make the lounge warm, I don’t have to chop wood, I don’t have to sweat in the lounge and freeze in the toilet! One where it is the same tempreture all over the house! It’s just wonderful!! All you Canadians who read my blog don’t take your warm homes for granted!!! We have wonderfully constructed warm homes that well are just warm and we don’t give it second thought!
Now that my house is warm and toasty I am enjoying being here again not HERE New Zealand my love for this country has not changed, HERE as in IN my home! I was NOT enjoy being home and if I was here I rarely left the warmth of the lounge. So needless to say I didn’t do a lot of extra baking or cooking just the basics. Well the last week and a half I have baked, I have made home-made soups I have cleaned and cleaned. I have just enjoyed being home! SO much so that I don’t want to leave I might just become a warm Hermit!!!
I mentioned the flooring was in, and I love it!!! This of course DID NOT go in without an issue SO The Floor Layers arrive GOOD about an hour LATE BUT they are HERE, AWESOME!!!! Side note as I type this I am waiting for the painters WHO didn’t show up at ALL last week and are now and HOUR late!…..so I show the floor layers what needs doing, and the guy right away notices the heat vent in the floor! He says; What’s that? I say It’s a heat vent. He replies Does it work?? I say YUP it was just installed last week works WONDERFULLY!!!! He is looking at this hole with the most bewildered look and says Hmmmm. I say SO DON’T COVER IT UP!!! Ya can you see where this is going?!!?!??!?! He says sure thing NO problem! SO We also want a small strip of lino layed in front of the new shower in the back. He says he needs a few more tiles ripped off NOT a worry I can do that!!! I start by getting a Putty Knife, and a flat head screw driver and proceed to slip on the first or second attempt and SPRAY blood from my knuckle EVERYWHERE ewwwwwwwwww I Almost pass out from the pain and the Ewwwwwww factor!!!! SO I get up and get some tissue and go check on MR. in the bathroom who is using some form of a grinder/sander on the floor and the SMELL OOOOO EM GEEEE GROSS! SO I open the window in the dining room to help that issue. He sees my hand dripping with blood and says OH that hurts, I have a scraper you could use for the tile might be easier. Grrrr OK. SO with his handy-dandy scraper which works like a hot knife through butter I peel the tiles off! NOW I was asked to go to a friend’s house for coffee and I am sure coffee is over BUT they are still there so I tell the floor dude I will be back in an hour will he be ok!? YUP he says OK And off I go…I come back about 2 hours later I can see the flooring is down when I walk in….IT LOOKS AWESOME I say…..BUT ummmm WHERE is my floor vent!?!??! Ohhh NO he says!!! SO after MUCH discussion on WHAT he thinks he needs to do….AND me saying NOPE that won’t work NOPE that won’t HE Finally comes up with the PROPER solution. Which I knew all along I was just seeing if this MUPPET can figure it out on his own! SO he cut out the hole for the VENT….allowing ALL the bits of wood to fall DOWN the vent GRRRRRRR BUT it got cut out that was ALL I really cared about!!!! All in all he did do a great job! He just covered up my heat vent!!! Silly MAN!
SO we have HEAT!!! We ALMOST have beautiful and working bathroom! Things are looking up!
I am sorry to do this but I have to go to a dark area! It has been a rough week for me. It was Fathers Day in Canada and I was here….It was my Birthday and I was here AND it’s my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary and I am here and will miss out on all the Family get togethers. NOW I know that I knew all this before we left to come here, I also knew I would miss out family gatherings, weddings, births, graduations. BUT it just SUCKS when there so many in such a SHORT time!!!! SO needless to say I spent my New Zealand birthday well wallowing in sadness, NOT because I’m getting OLD…BUT because I knew there would be no birthday cards, no cake, no Besties… So I struggled. I cried…and I cried…and I cried some more!!! Emotional train wreck is what that day was! BUT as I know LIFE it was you make of it! If you focus on the negative THAT is exactly what you will get back! First thing in the morning I got some very sad sad news a friend of mines Mom passed away. She was truly one of the warmest loveliest ladies who showed you her warmth and love ALWAYS! She was one of those Mom’s who just exude that Motherly instinct that I had mentioned in a previous post (if you click the word post it will take you there). She will be truly missed; but because she was just an amazing woman her spirit will surround her daughter and grandkids for ever. This just sort of set the mood for the day, me in a pit of self wallowing! I went to a dear friends house and picked up my Cupcakes for the tea at the school, and she had an amazing cupcake for my birthday…which made me cry!!! She makes THE best OMG cupcakes EVA!!! like seriously WOW!!! Delish Cupcakes if you are in New Zealand you HAVE to try these!!! Sorry distracted just by the mear THOUGHT of her cupcakes….OK so where was I OH yes WALLOWING After spending the day at the girls school helping in their class rooms, having Morning Tea for the new families, and it being grandparents day as well. I went home and crashed. We had planned to go out for dinner, frankly I wasn’t in the mood SO when Miss T said lets just stay home and have Pizza and watch a movie. So that is how we spent my New Zealand birthday BUT I have to say that the highlight of the night was a our walk. We went for a quick stroll at about 730, just down the Terrace and around the corner, our new Cat Maple followed us; as cats do. SO it has been raining for days, which make puddles very plentiful. Miss Maple is RUNNING like a crazy Kitty everywhere, dashes in front of us….dashes back, dashes RIGHT into a HUGE puddle that was pretty camouflaged as it was a HOLE in the boulevard. She fell RIGHT IN!!!! HOPPED out and her tail was sooooo puffed up I laughed and laughed and laughed!!! Her Next escapade was with a cement wall, which I am pretty sure she thought was a wooden fence, as she tried TWICE to climb it running at it and UP it then back down…she is quite the acrobatic little thing! That was the highlight of my actually New Zealand Birthday! The next day was my Canadian Birthday! Which was MUCH MUCH better I can’t BELIVE how many happy wishes I got from Friends and Family from near and far it was just wonderful!!! My Facebook page was going crazy! I tried to “like” all the posts that I received IF I missed yours sorry there were HEAPS it felt so nice to have that much love received! That night I asked for a Canadian Bday and family said SURE so we went out to dinner for a neat place called Marbles, it’s a HUGE buffet and I ate until I almost burst and I had THE best Pavlova OMG it was to HURT for wow it was good!!! LIKE REALLY REALLY good I was full when I start dessert, and I had 2 Pavlova’s….and SERIOUSLY considered a 3rd! It was THAT good!
I am truly loving it here but this week well it was just a little too much, which also why the Blog has been quite, I wasn’t sure what I could say that make this sounds better. BUT I have risen from the GLOOM and all is great again! I love it here and I am making some pretty FAB friends and life it is good! I know that there will be some peaks and valleys in this journey but it was a pretty deep Valley I was in the other day! Well I hope this wasn’t TOO windy and too sad for my family to read, I glossed it up pretty good but I said when I started this there would so good, some bad and some ugly parts to this blog, well I think I covered them all in this one!
Well thanks for reading…sorry for sad bits! BUT I am MUCH better now and happy AS to be here!
Blog again soon!