|Back garden #66|
|Margaret stripping - well, times are hard!|
|Goodbye horrible wardrobe!|
Thank you Margaret, Trisha and Jean for your help in decorating ...
Thank you Gordon for demolishing and mending ...
Thank you Rob for your hole filling ...
Thank you Sarah, Janet and Jean for your gardening expertise ...
Thank you Dave (another of the many York Daves!) for your gifts and encouragement...
|My bed arrives minus 3 very important fittings ...|
But the fun didn't stop there. I still had # 32 to spring clean and instructions from the estate agent to ensure everything including the garden should be left tidy and cared for. Now that posed a problem for me - no garden tools and hedges far too high to be manageable .... and me being pretty unable to do much at ground level. Step up Janet and Jean. What a laugh we had. The electric trimmer was something of a concern as Jean admitted to having had a little difficulty with the cable on a previous outing. I feared I was heading for an early haircut. Health and Safety would have had apoplexy if they had wandered into the garden!
|Climbing up on to the Health and Safety acceptable green bin|
|Ready for a trim?|
|Down you come Jean|
|The flying ballet dismount|
|Lunch and marmite and lettuce sarnies hmmm?? - exhausted and "full of it"|
Overall, this has been an amazing exercise in patience and tolerance. I'm still unhappy that the Post Office kept me without a phone and internet for a week, I had hoped that my new kitchen would be installed well before mid-October and I apologize to the Marple Millings, who came to stay during this chaos and were my first guests at # 66, but had to put up with an extremely tired me. So much so that we went to the cinema to see The A Team and I slept all the way through it!! Some might say that I was very wise!!