August 17, 2009

Building a House: Creating a Plan

It’s time for the house renovation/building writing to have its own section on the blog.   Things are finally moving along, although certainly slowly, but we’re moving from the dream state to the actual physical doing something state.    Today our building consent application (permit) was granted for the Total Span double […]
August 5, 2009

Destination: Golden Bay, South Island, July 27 – August 1, 2009

I’d hit my wall a few weeks ago.  It’s been a very dismal winter – lots of rain and cold, cold nights.   And I’d had enough.   It was time for a mid-winter getaway.    I needed to go somewhere sunny and relatively inexpensive. I remembered that our friend Purple was minding […]
July 22, 2009

Cattle, Stop! Part I

Ever since the bovine intrusion last year, which wreaked havoc on our well-coifed lawns, Bruce & I have had opposing views about our front gate.    I like to keep the gate open when we’re on the property – it’s welcoming, it’s easy for vehicles to go in/out, it makes me […]
June 7, 2009

Autumn’s Over: Life Volume 13; March 1 – May 31, 2009

Yes, it is officially o-v-e-r and if we needed any proof, these last six days of continuous rain and hail and evening temperatures down to zero tells me that we are transitioning from one season to the other. It has been a really good autumn with lots of activities and […]