Friday, 16 February 2018

A Week Of Madness & Mayhem!!

That's what it's been here this week, with the Meares' Madhouse living up to its moniker! :0) I have to say, "boredom" doesn't ever poke its nose in around here! Tee! Hee! Hee! 

The madness & mayhem started with some wild storms earlier in the week. I have to say, we've been fortunate enough to be bypassed by other REALLY nasty storms, but felt this one. After very strong winds & hail had finished their work ...


... One of our lovely big gum trees was missing a good sized limb. Can you see where the bottom left branch has been truncated ... Get it?! TRUNK-ated ... Tree ... Never mind!!! :0P Now, thanks to gravity, that branch went down ...


And although we weren't home at the time, I imagine it made a pretty big noise as it ...


... Landed on our temporary shade shed where GB stores the trailer, ride-on mower & wheelbarrow. And do you know, despite the poor shade shelter being toast ... Nothing else was damaged! WHEW! A small garden shed that was in the process of being relocated also met its demise when the storm folded it like origami & landed it against the back fence. No damage to the house, though, so our guardian angels were clearly working overtime ... Especially when you consider that I should have been driving home at the time the storm hit, but I'd popped into Mum & Dad's to pick up some bottles to make jam. A second storm that had hail in it followed me home & hit ... Just as I walked in the back door!  BLESSED!!

So then move forward in our week (through the usual mayhem of two unqualified adults masquerading as grown ups! :0) ) today is my day off. A day to sleep in, relax & sew ... HA! It was all systems go from 7am! Firstly ...


... We had two new rainwater tanks arrive from Bushman Tanks in Dalby ... Where the Fabulous Fiona's Sweetie works. He gave great advice on size etc. & we were very happy with the price after comparing with other companies, so would recommend them if you're tank shopping.

 We were fortunate that both Dads were on hand to help with the unloading & positioning ... My Dad in the red shirt at the back & GB's Dad at the front. Tanks were rolled off the truck ...


... And carefully manoeuvred down the side of the shed to their new home behind the shed. Blessed again to have both Dads living close & being willing to lend a hand. Hopefully the new tanks will help keep our garden alive through future dry spells ... As long as we get the rain to fill them. Might be time to drag out the feathered headdress & tomahawk to perform a rain dance ... Don't try to picture that or you'll never sleep again!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

And while the manly men were wrestling large tanks, I was inside instructing two lovely young blokes ...


... As to where we wanted our new ceiling fans installed in our open plan living space. 


It's a bit hard to get a good pic with the light, but you can see they're a heritage style fan with timber blades. The timber look is a bit darker than I was looking for, but the lighter colour has been discontinued ... & these not only look good, they are making a HUGE difference to the temperature in this room. They were installed by Active8 Electrical & the guys were some of the friendliest & neatest tradies I've come across ... Highly recommend them. :0)

And since the flurry of activity is now over, I think I'm going to sit under my new fans & enjoy a cup of tea before I spend some time with my re-discovered quilt friend I introduced you to last week. What are you up to this fine Friday? Whatever you're doing, I wish you all a restful & enjoyable weekend. Til next time ...

COOL BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

8 comments:

Jeanette said...

My what a busy time at your place. Glad there wasn't any damage to your house & that you weren't out in those storms. Love you new fans. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

Hope you get some rain soon to fill up your new tanks...

Hugz

Maria said...

Lucky no serious damage occurred when that huge limb come off the gum tree.
Sure was a lot going on at your place....nice to have two new water tanks. Hope it rains soon..
Lovely to have your new fans to sit under and have a cuppa.

Sharmayne said...

How funny - weren't we just talking about tanks not so long ago? Love how they managed to fit so nicely down the side too! Those fans look great! I always find it a bit tricky to work out just exactly the right spot for ceiling fans in larger rooms! Ps .....I do love the little table & 2 chairs behind the sofa - looks very inviting

Chookyblue...... said...

New Instalments all round ... Hope the tanks fill fastf.....

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Wow! Those are some hugs tanks! It will be wonderful to have them to water your garden. I have to use city water. Ugh! Nancy

Janice said...

Wow! That was some storm. The damage is disappointing, but could have been so much worse. Now we just want nice, set in rain to fill those tanks. Having plenty of water makes such a difference, and your fans really suit your house. Enjoy.

Raewyn said...

It sounds likeyour house was lucky but oh man with the damage you got! It has been busy at your place - hope you got back to your creative work as planned!

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