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Posted in The things they don't tell you about home ownership, tagged random on March 12, 2016| Leave a Comment »
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.
It was very pretty.
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…
The dawning sun through the the mist, and through my front door was very pretty.
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):
Before she decided her task was to flatten the folios:
She probably thought there’d be extra cat biscuits in it for her if she helped:
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:
Yep, every.single.item. Sometimes several times over:
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:
But he does keep checking everywhere for Narnia, just in case:
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:
Many hands make light work, but many paws can make more work…
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.
And not just a little blue, a lot blue. And not just any blue: a very bright sky blue.
You can see from the de-hipstamatised shot below, that it’s a pacific blue or a cerulean blue shade:
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:
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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In 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.