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The Day Mother Nature Took Control
Well, today Mother Nature said “Enough is Enough. I am in control here”.
Wellington at Daybreak Today Photo Courtesy Simon Woolf Photographer
Here in Wellington, we have been enjoying summer weather most days, with no or very occasional rain, while the rest of the country has been battling rain, floods and high winds. But today MN said “Time to stand up and be counted. It’s time you got some rain and wind.”
Storm coming into Wellington. Photo courtesy Simon Woolf, Photographer
So late yesterday she acted on her promise(?). We have been sorely needing rain for the past few weeks and have been confined to using only handheld hoses for our gardens and then only on alternate days. So we were quite happy to see the rain.
The Interislander battling the seas in the Cook Strait Simon Woolf again
We just got very wet and the wind was very strong at our place. But now it has moved on. Other areas of the city were not so fortunate. Our low lying coastal areas were hammered by rain and huge waves and surface flooding as a strong southerly wind coupled with a high tide.
And then, amongst all of this, there was an Earthquake at 8.12 am. Quite small, only 4.5 on the Richter Scale. See how blase we are about earthquakes here.
So another day comes to a close. I have just finished reading The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. Watch for my review on my other site in the next day or so.
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SO THE SECOND SATURDAY IN 2016
And what a beautiful day it has been. Summer has kicked up her skirts and her heels and come back to New Zealand where she belongs.
Lawn mowing was the order of the day. And if you know me you’ll know that lawn mowing is as rare an occupation as silver cleaning. But it’s a very small garden and so armed with a new, small lawn mower I set to work. But not before I had to go back to the shop where I purchased the mower earlier this morning. I couldn’t get the danged thing to work. Two charming young women at the store sympathised with me, connected the machine to the power, turned it on and hey presto! you guessed it, it worked.
So sheepishly I took my leave and came home. But I still couldn’t get the thing to go. Capable daughter to the rescue. She pushed the switch and again hey presto! Apparently I had been pathetic and hadn’t hit the button hard enough. So again, egg on my face but at least the grandsons were not on hand to see the fiasco.
Lawn, mostly weeds after the jungle was cleared, is now mown (mowed?) and things are looking much better.Task No 2. I had purchased a garden storage box on line and you guessed it, it comes as a flat pack. Obviously, I’m not the most practical person around but it looked easy enough to put together – no tools needed read the advertisement. Well what an impossible task this was. Grandson No 4 (16 years old) came to the rescue but after about 15 minutes declared he couldn’t put it together. So back to me. Of course I couldn’t do it at the second attempt so Grandson No 4 called his mother, the ever capable, but she threw up her hands in disgust. This is honestly the very first flat pack she hasn’t been able to put together. So now begins the no doubt protracted dealing with the supplier to take it back and refund my money.
But this is only the second Saturday in the year there are another 51 to get through. Happy Saturdays.
Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine,
freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
JUST ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT – HOME ALONE
It’s a wet blustery winter night in Wellington. When I arrived home from the hospital, even though the heating was on and the house was warm, I lit the fire.
Then I lit the candles.
There, that’s so much better.
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ARE WE HAVING ANY FUN? – NO!
Just when everything seems to be going your way, something comes along and hits you smack in the face. Well, a few days ago that’s what happened to me.
My partner (the Architect) was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He became confused and mixed up 2 weeks ago and was admitted to hospital about 10 days ago. He has had a biopsy that confirmed the initial diagnosis.
But all is not lost. He is on steroids which are reducing the swelling and today he was about 85% back to normal. They propose to continue the steroids and next week we shall see an oncologist to determine whether he will have radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
So that’s where I have been these last few days.
And then tonight I went to check my emails to see that I had 3,765 emails in the Junk folder. And that’s where all the emails announcing that you have written a new post have landed. Google or WordPress? One or other is going mad.
So apologies for not reading or responding to your posts. Life got in the way.