And its now cold,brrr cold.As I sit among my doona's with the electric blanket on it is below zero celcius .. -2 actually (28 for the ppl across the pond) and will be -4 in the morning. Today was about the same. I went out about 9 am to pick some parsley,crunched my way across the white grass,passed the water feature bowl that was covered in a layer of ice,to find the parsley frozen,oh well easier to chop.
I had both the open fire and the fuel stove going all day today, and we still had cardigans on inside.It's a large area to try and heat now that we've pulled all the walls out and made one big L shaped room.
It did turn out a lovely day outside in the sun though, which was a "phew' moment' ,as Chloe &Jess and her parents and Gemma & Aaron were all over for a BBQ lunch. It felt like Christmas, mainly because for the past 6 years we've been here we haven't had the opportunity to entertain,except at Christmas,so it was lovely to cook for people and have the house full as its been so quiet.
I've been bringing the birds inside in a canary cage every night as one of them started to get a cold. they sleep in my room, and talk in their sleep. I though one fell off the perch last night, it let out a screech, then whistled a bit and went back to sleep.
We also took a trip down to Wagga Wagga to see the young recruit,first time we've seen him in over a month. We agreed to meet him at McDonalds. We knew we were on the right track when we saw all these shaved headed young men in their dress pants and shiny shoes! I didn't recognise Danny at first ,he's got no hair, it makes him look so different, plus he's lost weight so looks overall smaller. I drove an hour and a half to get there, and we probably got an hour with him.Had something to eat,maccas of course , all the young people seemed to miss maccas during their stay on barracks, and then to help him pick a suit.He has to have one for the War Memorial visit. He has expensive taste and picked a lovely grey suit which was half price at $200. But....... then had to have a shirt, tie, and decided to buy shoes to match...... $320 later..... He hasn't actually been paid, he borrowed money from a mate, thank goodness,as we had no more to lend him, we're waiting for him to be paid,so he can pay us back our electricity bill fund....
He had the idea of him and a mate writing to each others mums,so I have a long letter from his mate and his mum has one from Danny. And we have to write back.
Remember in my last post the photo of "American Gothic"? I posted it to him to remind him of us,he thought it was funny, it's up on his wall.
hmm this isn't much for a 2 week hiatus, but it's all I got .....