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No one told me being a home owner meant I would be stalked by a 10cm long grasshopper when watering my garden.


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The other Fog Index

On Saturday (yep: we’re now almost up-to-date), I got out in the garden in the early morning and weeded. I filled up my entire waste bin with weeds from my front garden.


Looking into the Rising Sun

It was very pretty.


Slightly different shot.

Her Majesty decided she wanted to get out in it (she is the project manager). You can see some of the weeds in the patio planters…


If I can’t see the rest of the world, is it really out there?

The dawning sun through the the mist, and through my front door was very pretty.


Just one more photo and THEN I’ll start weeding.

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Wants to halps…

I’m pretty much done on the massive holiday task list, the last couple of things on my list are to sort out my stash of works on paper (finished and to-be-finished), collage paper, blank art paper and posters I still want to keep and get some plywood magazine boxes from ikea to stash the interior design, cooking and fashion mags I still want to keep.

I picked up some A2 art folio envelopes at Officeworks at the same time I picked up the Felt N Store boxes. Then post-pruning, I sat down with my folios and sleeves of papers and started reviewing and sorting.

This is the sort of work I can do while watching TV, so I picked a suitable awesome TV show to watch while doing it:

Empire is actually quite awesome, it’s a very polished and slick show about a family dynasty in the USA, with a couple of cool tweaks: the family is African American, they are a hip hop dynasty, the mum (Cookie) just got out of prison after 17 years and she is a pistol. The dynamics and fun that’s had with some of the zingers in this show is awesome. I thoroughly recommend it, especially if you have a sorting task to do.

Mim was concerned by the mess (and the fact that my wine glass, which you can see up the back, is empty):


You can’t sort and watch Empire on an empty wine glass!

Before she decided her task was to flatten the folios:


See, she is helping…the folder is now a little flatter (on one side at least)

She probably thought there’d be extra cat biscuits in it for her if she helped:


First helping, then rewards

When the Ginger Menace got in on the action, he had to explore, inspect and curious (yes, it’s a verb now) every single item:


Curious is a verb now? I made a verb?

Yep, every.single.item. Sometimes several times over:


This is not normally here, it MUST be interesting

He also continued his hunt for Narnia. So far he has not found Narnia underneath the bed covers, behind cushions, in the wardrobe, in the washing machine, under his owner or on the third shelf of the linen cupboard:


Maybe Narnia is here…?

But he does keep checking everywhere for Narnia, just in case:


Of course you have to look inside the transparent plastic sleeve…

And then he decided to really help, by pulling out all the collage paper I had put into the art folder. Yep: he started undoing what I had just done. It’s a new game:


It may be fun, but this is not what I call “helping”

Many hands make light work, but many paws can make more work…

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My roof was…blue?

One thing I love about old houses is the little hints you get about the colours and decor used in the house previously. For example, I know the laundry area was likely a pale mint colour (you can still see it inside the cupboard under the laundry trough because no one bothered to paint the wall inside the cupboard).

Thanks to DIY Dad helping me clean my gutters (and by helping I mean cleaning my gutters and refusing to allow me to get up the ladder to do anything without supervision), I now know that the roof of my house was blue.


No one gets the ladder when DIY Dad is on site.

And not just a little blue, a lot blue. And not just any blue: a very bright sky blue.


Definitely blue.

You can see from the de-hipstamatised shot below, that it’s a pacific blue or a cerulean blue shade:


So much blue, so much wow

When I paint my roof, I plan for it to be a dark grey (by then I will have as many passive solar measures in place as I can to offset the stupidity of choosing a dark colour roof in Perth weather), but with my curiosity piqued, I did have a play in photoshop for what might have been:

Well it’s certainly very…blue.

It would definitely make it a lot easier giving directions to¬† my house: look out for the blue roof, you can’t miss it!

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things-shoppingPast me is always so thoughtful…and knows exactly what future me would want.

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Sampler: Some people can water their gardens without getting most of the water on themselves, others can't. I'm in the can't category

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Sampler: Sometimes being an adult means working out what pest is infecting your citrusIn my case, it was two pests: citrus leaf miner and red scale. Treatment was a significant prune of the older citrus tree and then a hearty spray of a pest oil at 5 day intervals over all the citrus trees on my property (I think citrus leaf miner must be quite a problem in my neighbourhood): hello very large bottle of pest oil, goodbye plans for shoes this week.

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