Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I won't have a lemon tree. Oh no !!!

G'day. It dawned on me at some unearthly hour this morning that at the new home, there is no lemon tree. I have always had a lemon tree. The one in the photo is in our backyard here and hubby pruned it severely a year or so ago and it has grown gigantic. Normally hubby and pruners are not a marriage made in heaven, but he has never failed in regards to the lemon tree, though other things have not been so lucky. Bottom line is that I will have to plant a lemon tree. It's 4.50am as I write this, once again sleep has eluded me. This would not worry me if it was not a work day, but it is and I have to be at work at 7.00am and finish at 4.00 pm, so by the end of the day I imagine I will be happy to bundle myself into my car and head home and no doubt it will be an early night and then repeat the whole exercise over again tomorrow, but hopefully with a bit more sleep!!

The rose pruning went well, though we failed in our task and there are still about 10 or 11 roses left to go. I will get them done this coming weekend. It was a pleasure to have my son here helping me, we had so much fun, but the time flew by very quickly and when he left late yesterday afternoon to drive the two hours home, I was sad to see him go.

Last Friday hubby and I went to one of the major shopping towns an hour or so away from us and while there, we decided to organize our phone and Internet service for the new place and the young guy who served us was very hip and cool and all those nice things young twenty something guys want to be these days, with the stubble and blond hair casually draped over one eye so that while talking to him I kept trying to see the other baby blue eye under that mop of hair. Anyway, he explained about the latest deals and what he thought would be best for us etc and talked about the T Box we would get as part of a package and that for the Internet we would need a Wi Fi. Now I had heard of all of these before, but, in honest truth didn't know what they were. We have just plugged our computer in and hooked it up to the satellite connection because we are so far out of town to get any other coverage and all was well, but not so now that we are moving into town where there is good coverage and no need for the small satellite dish. A Wi Fi is essential he told me. Meanwhile hubby who was by this time bored with all this tech talk had wandered off to suss out all the latest phones and gadgets on display and left me to it. When I asked this ever so cool, blue eyed, handsome man what is a WiFi and why we needed it, he looked at me as though I had just jetted in on my broomstick from some far away galaxy and was not wise to the ways of the world. Though to give him credit, he patiently explained it all and by this time, I too was bored and the gadget's and gizmo's that had hubby intrigued seem appealing to me as well and I longed for escape from the blue eyed creature in front of me. Needless to say a contract was signed, we left with the T Box tucked under my arm and the promise to return before we move and purchase the Wi Fi, of course you have to pay for it, it doesn't come as part of the package, that would be too easy, wouldn't it? I can see that at some stage I am the one who will be responsible for setting this all up at the new home and I can guarantee that it will not all come together as easily as my blue eyed man said it will. Take care. Liz...


  1. I worry about you getting enough sleep! So lovely to have your own lemon tree; I can only hope my one and only treeling gets big enough to produce a couple of lemons for me. I have tried to grow lemon trees and unfortunately, it is too cool and too wet here.

    I do pay a dollar for each lemon I enjoy.

  2. Oh, I think I would love to have a lemon tree -- suddenly that song is going round in my head: 'Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet'...

    Really, Liz, you only need wifi if you have more than one computer. However, if you have it it does mean you can put your computer wherever you like. And also if you have friends and family visiting who have brought their laptops and smart phones. I have a laptop and the Man a computer and sons come with theirs, so we couldn't do without it.

  3. G'day. Thank you Rosaria for your concern. I appreciate it. I too wish I could get a good nights sleep, but it seems to elude me, no matter what I do. Thank you also Broad for your helpful advice concerning the WiFi. That is good to know. Take care. Liz...

  4. I would love a lemon tree, but lemons don't grow in the north country where I live. I guess they don't like snow. Hoping your move goes well.

  5. How beautiful your lemon tree was - it must take years to grow one that big so I hope you can find something big to plant in your new home. I have one about 1 metre high - in the UK they can't stay outside all year round. I have sleep problems too and am up this morning at 5am blogging. Bettyx