I am trying to stay out of the way and hence am sitting at my lap top with a cafe creme.
Consciously trying to keep focused (busy) and let go of any anxiety associated with the chaos and noise that has been going on for the past few hours.
Not too sure where this post is going and whether it will be worthy of publishing but I do have a few lovely images to share with you...
This book in my Paris reading list was started yesterday and it has held my interest and was a welcome diversion while the plumbers were here trying to figure out what was wrong with our plumbing.
Turns out after hours of snaking and exploration and manual digging there is a hole in the sewer pipe that services our Humble Bungalow!
The backhoe will be excavating the rest of the pipe and the plumbers hope they can attach a new piece of pipe without digging up the front garden and tearing down the fence! (fingers crossed)
Let's take a look at the purple poppies shall we?
Aren't they beautiful?
So delicate and the petals are whisper thin, almost like crepe paper.
I plan to gather the poppy seed pods and sprinkle them in other parts of The Humble Garden for next year.
We have a purple iris planted in a pot by the front stairs.
The staff at the garden centre mentioned that deer do not seem to be attracted to the plant. So far the deer have avoided munching it as have been busy feasting on the tender new foliage of the limelight hydrangeas instead.
These sweet little flowers are a ground cover plant from my recent walk to Government House.
Does anyone know what they are called?
I thought they might be an ice plant but am not sure.
Variegated roses from The Rose Garden at Government House.
They look so pretty...
almost like an artist has mixed two paints together.
"Mother Nature's Paintbrush"
The cats have been quite stressed with the commotion here...
noisy machines and lots of men about.
Yesterday they were so happy when we let them out.
Pepper looks pretty relaxed here...
Chester looks rather sad...
perhaps he is thinking great thoughts?
Yellow Caution Tape...
Watch out for holes and broken pipes.
100 year old clay pipes
high tech tools
The underwater camera is on the job...
our pipe looks clear to the street but the City Sewer that services the street appears to be blocked.
So we have a bigger problem...and apparently the other neighbours will be having some problems soon if they do not fix it.
I called the city Water Works and they are on their way to unblock the main and will come back on Monday to scope it.
So we can flush, wash dishes and clothes and shower to our heart's content after they leave!
I have been distracting myself all day by baking a family favourite.
Great Nana's Bread.
Just waiting for the loaves to rise before baking.
Home maintenance is an ongoing responsibility and one that we take very seriously.
We have been planning to paint the house for several years and it is our summer project.
We redid the roof and gutters two years ago and the more minor projects are lined up for each year and then we have a major project every other year.
When an unexpected "oops" like the broken sewer pipe pops up
we have no other choice but to get on with it...
We may need to tighten our belts a bit in light of this unexpected expense.
Our savings account will need to be topped up.
I wonder if any of you have a great recipe for brioche?
I want to try my hand at baking some to enjoy with our home grown tomatoes.
I loved baking bread when the children were young and it has been years since I made a loaf of bread...there is something so homey about the smell of bread baking and it so hard to resist slicing into a warm loaf and slathering a piece with fresh salty butter...
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~