Received a letter from Danny in the army.His Platoon sergeant called him a "gun nut". I'm guessing this is a good thing, being in the army and all. He had to get a chit to wear his own old joggers as the ADF joggers "Fu****d" his ankles,apparently. He's had one charge for forgetting to lock his locker, a security issue and he's trying to avoid another. He cut some velcro off something that was annoying him, but he can be charged for 'tampering with ADF equipment", so he's been busy trying to covertly sew the velcro tabs back on and hope they don't fall off.
He wrote that he was issued with XL speedos ,also known as dick togs , so I had a picture in my head of Danny at one end of the pool and XL speedo's at the other.
I did my 2.5 km walk today, I've been walking this everyday for 2 weeks now.I can go 3km at the most. On the flat I miiiiiight be able to do 5km, but theres a hill in every other street here,and every time I walk one my calves or hamstrings or both , scream "take me home!!!"
I didn't want to go today, was dragging myself out there, but actually felt better once I hit the pavement. I hope all this walking is good for something dammit, can't see any difference in the mirror yet.I'm happy I can do it at all,despite my complaining, as it's only 18 months ago I was walking with a stick to the bathroom.
It's all go for the wedding. Gemma and Aaron have set the date for 22nd of Oct.......THIS YEAR! It's going to be a shoestring budget,and we are going to cater ourselves. My childhood friend was a caterer so is advising us on simple but good food,to feed 100....or so...cheap ....
I'm going to write everything down and write a shoestring budget wedding book...and.... ironically..... charge a fortune for it! Anything with the name "wedding" in it,is quadruple the price of a similar item without "wedding" in the title. They are going to have to do without a lot of the "fluff".I priced chair covers, $5each, thats over 500 bucks just there!! So no chair covers, and funnily enough from the weddings I've been too, I couldn't tell you if there were chair covers or not,so we'll concentrate on making the tables nice. The theme is 1940's glam and colours are Ivory ,black and red.
If any of you have any cost cutting ideas,esp for decorations and food,please let me know. We've decided on a buffet and doing the food ourselves with the wedding cake for dessert. Thats about it so far .
Hubby is renovating. Again. Bathroom this time. 6 years ago when we came here, the bathroom in this 100yr old house was, well, a bath with most of the enamel gone, a 1950's sink/cabinet that had warped from the water and an outside loo.the laundry tub was in the kitchen. We did the best we could to renovate it quickly back then, but we lived with going outside to the loo for 2 frosty winters , the overall original reno is tired and slate on the shower wall instead of tiles was good in theory.
At the moment he's putting french doors in the bathroom,to the outside patio area,so I'll have to find some curtains for that and etch the glass, which defeats the purpose of being able to see outside then,so maybe just curtains. He is a glutton for punishment, french doors hate him, they are a pain in the ass to hang right, he's done it twice now, it takes about 3 days of hanging,rehanging, and rehanging and a lot of swearing to get them right.
By the end of the reno, I will have a towel cupboard and a storage cupboard,instead of having the towels on a chair in the loungeroom and everything else stored in the laundry where the cupboard should be.The laundry and bathroom will be combined and the washing machine and dryer will be behind cupboard doors.
anyhoo if you are still awake i'm off now, must go help hold things, like the tape measure, or bring cups of tea. If not....WAKE UP ITS OVER.