Long Weekend


Brett and I took advantage of Anzac Day being on Thursday and took off Friday as well so we could have a long weekend.  According to some people you are not meant to enjoy Anzac Day, because it is all remembering the sacrifices of others.  And the Mondayisng of Anzac Day is a bad thing.  But I reckon those poor bastards would have far rather been with their friends and family in the sunshine than being shelled to bits on a suicide mission.  My great grandfather was actually at Gallipoli with the British Navy.  The guns on the ships couldn’t even be aimed properly to get at the heights where the Turks were.  Madness.

Anyway I digress (it happens) Brett and I have had a lovely long weekend.  Lauren is away (she doesn’t have to be away for us to have a good time but..) at the St John Youth National Competitions.  They are being held at Kings College in Otahuhu, and they are all staying in the boarding accommodation.  Her Pt Chev. crew are all excited and decided to go with a Harry Potter theme and dress up in cloaks etc while they are staying there.  Crazy kids.  Lauren isn’t competing, just going along to have a good time.  I have said it once and I will say it again, but I really rate St John as an organisation, and their youth programme is top notch.

So Brett and I went up to the farm, and Brett continued to work like a mad man, ripping up the last bits of lino, removing thousands of nails, and fighting the good fight against insulfluff.  Billie and I were busy going on farm inspection walks, and making sure Brett had enough Diet Coke and filled rolls to keep him going.

This is just some of the inside that has been moved outside

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The exciting news is Brett has done all the demolition that needs to be done,  so now his title can officially change from Demolition Man to Construction Man.  Next on the agenda is getting the new bathroom installed.  Which is even going to have a bath.  We love baths, but our house in Pt Chev doesn’t have one yet – so we can’t wait to have a wallow.

Demo Man getting mentally prepared to morph into Constructo Man

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So watch this space people things are going to get quite interesting over the next few months.  Including..

  • new bath, will there be photos of the first time it gets used?
  • bunk beds with the window dividing them
  • an interesting coffee table
  • more Riverstone Temuka coffee cups than you can point a stick at
  • and trying to think up ways to make a house stuck in a paddock at the end of a metal road interesting enough for people to want to pay money to stay at
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