Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wet and miserable here today, a good day to be inside, what a shame I wasn't!

G'day. It is really cold and wet here today and would you believe that I have spent most of it outside, pruning this and pruning that and generally giving the garden a bit of a tidy up.
We had a friend call in to pick up some poly pipe and he asked why I was doing a garden that doesn't belong to me anymore, why not leave it for the new owner? Even our only neighbour asked the same question. It's because it makes me feel better and that's all there is to it. I will leave here in another eight days knowing the garden it in the best condition possible and if that means a bit of work for me, well so be it.

Yesterday morning friends called and said they were in the area (we are so far out it's not funny !!) and could they call in? "Of course, I replied, but we have the new owner coming for  lunch and there is so much to do"  "We won't stay long", they promised. Ha, I will never believe them again, they would just not go. I don't know what got into them. I even got so exasperated at one point that I went and got the vacuum cleaner out and left it sitting on the floor in the kitchen as a hint. Did they take it you might ask? No, no and no. I am sure they were after a look at the new owner and were just bidding their time until she came, but as luck would have it, she rang and said she was held up and when I gleefully told hubby and friends this, they decided they had better go. I couldn't get them out the door quick enough as there was so much I wanted to do before she came.

We had a great afternoon with her and she even bought lunch, though it was a late lunch by this time, just as well we hadn't eaten. She is coming up again early next Saturday morning and spending the day here and before I knew what I was saying I asked her if she would like to stay the night and she was so delighted and said she would love to. Of course next weekend will be one of our busiest here as it's the one before we move on the Monday and we even have hubby's cousin and his wife staying with us for a few days as well. In for a penny, in for a pound I guess. What the heck, we will survive it. The picture is looking across our back yard and the drive towards our paddocks in the distance. I will so miss this..... Take care. Liz...


  1. Sometimes doesn't it make you wonder if some people have any common sense, let alone thoughtfulness! I am bemused at your inviting the new owner to spend the night just before you move -- but then you are not alone and having the words tumble out of the mouth before the brain gets into gear!!;-) Love the picture and the fact that you want to leave the place as you would have it for yourself.

  2. You are very brave to invite the new owner to stay! I know what those last minute clean ups are like. Hope it all goes well.

  3. I'm saying,'you're kidding', the whole time I read this. You must be exhausted and busy, and up to your eyeballs in details, to have company and packing and...
    I guess when you live so far out, you enjoy having a bit of company.
    Good luck on your move.
    Do share pics of your new digs.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I hope to return the favor.

    Good luck on your move. I wish I could teach you to be less considerate of others......At some point in my life I had to learn to say things like, "Sorry to boot you out but I have SO much to do...." and, "No, sorry, it is not possible".