Friday, 15 July 2016
An ordinary week
Hoping to join Amy and her friends for
Five on Friday, if I can come up with five.
So let's have a look at my week.
On Monday youngest daughter sent us a picture of a house
being demolished and said, "guess where this is".
We both looked and decided it was house in Port Chalmers
so just ignored it really. But no, it was a house on our main
road so we went down to have a look.
It was built in the 1880's and then in the 1950's was converted to a rest home which was run by a christian trust. Unfortunately the trust came to the point in the last year or so where it couldn't
afford to keep it going and so the home closed and the house
and site was sold to a developer :( There were quite a few little boys watching, school holiday time, and quite a few
bigger boys as well. A sad sight really.
We woke to a nice windy day on Tuesday. Generally Monday is my main wash day but I hadn't done a full wash because the day had started out really cold and bleak. Minus 5C with a good frost.
But look what I found when I walked out to the letterbox, a tiny daisy trying to open, and another one just in the bottom right
of the picture that hadn't opened quite as much. Talk about hardy.
Anyway Tuesday, I decided to get the towels and sheets
out on the line and they got a good fluff up in the wind.
I don't think we saw the sun at all on Tuesday but it was slightly warmer because of the wind. We woke to snow on
Mt. Maungatua this morning and a cold, biting wind.
On Wednesday our youngest grand daughter turned 18 and
so we took off for the city to look for some hand luggage
for her. We found something in our price range in about
the third shop we went into. I do like these sales :)
And I don't know what was going on but every shop we went into had done a re-lay so nothing was where it had been and we spent a lot of time wandering around looking for departments. Now tomorrow we need to go back in, but to different shops this time, as her young brother turns 10 tomorrow. We thought we'd find something out here, but not what we are wanting.
On Thursday I had a meeting to go to and I was also on 'soup duty'. This meant I made a big crock pot full of vegetable soup and took it down to our venue. After the meeting was over those of us who could, stayed for a soup and bun lunch. Luckily for me I had wrapped a big old towel around the crock as somewhere along the way as I was transporting it, it slopped over the top and made a bit of a mess of the towel, but not the car thankfully. I have to admit I went to bed for granny nap in the afternoon, :) No photo's for Thursday.
No photo's for Friday either and it was quite a mundane day. We had 'not quite gale force' winds in the morning and bitterly cold as there was snow about. A bonus with the wind was that we got a few more feijoas from the tree when we thought they were finished. Youngest daughter came in for a visit and a coffee in the morning and during the afternoon we went out to do a bit of shopping and hopefully find youngest grandson his birthday present. My GKB found a light meter for his camera so I suppose that was something and I came home with a pair of tights but that's not what we were looking for. And that's my five on Friday.