I am not too sure what has happened to summer.
It was here but it appears to have disappeared.
Today was one of those changeable wild and windy days.
It began okay and then degenerated.
There was a bit of precipitation, lots of wind, not a lot of sunshine, and a distinct chillier temperature.
It was warmer in my study than in the living room so I spent most of my morning in here talking with Tim and getting some mail done.
The children were playing in Sylvania.
We are still cleaning.
So playing and cleaning and sorting is all sort of happening all through the day.
The tide was incredibly high today – it was almost lapping over the wharf.
Skip went down to meet the boat with Mahalia & Azzan.
Anson stayed the night with Aunty Ruth & Uncle Paul last night so didn’t get home till lunchtime today.
He drove his new baby home
He has been thinking about getting a new ute for a while now and had just popped into the dealer in Blenheim for a look.
Saw this one, was offered a really good deal, and bought it.
It all happened yesterday arvo while I was trying to rest and watch a movie.
Hence most of the interruptions!
I was up and down off my bed to answer phone calls, check bank balances etc, to help him get it all sorted.
I think by the smile on his face it was all worth it
For those of you who want the details it is a 2010 Ford Ranger 4X4 XL double cab, 3000cc, diesel.
Tim checking out the important part of the vehicle.
Of course we all had to come have a look – including all the critters.
Not sure if Cat is protecting Skip from the beak of Tinga or Tinga from Skip’s teeth!
Anson is pretty keen on Skip and is making noises about finding a bitch to breed a pup for him!
We might have a wee community of Skippys
I carried on with the de-junking this afternoon.
I went through a lot of boxes and shelves and managed to get rid of several large boxes of stuff.
I am still sorting through boxes of things I got from Mum’s house.
I just haven’t had time until now so they have been sitting in the hall waiting.
I am trying to be really hardlined.
Nathan & Cat both took an armful of books each from my shelves.
I have got several piles I want to read and then they can go.
I am also packing up all the preschool stuff that Azzan is finished with.
He sorted out the reading books he doesn’t want anymore.
It is a mixture of funny and sad to be doing this.
Sad that Azzan is our last to be needing all of these things and fun to be looking forward to new things and freedom from babies.
It’s been over 30 years since we began teaching the children.
Still got a few more to go!
The children were overjoyed when I found the 2 Saddle Club videos that had been boxed up so they watched one this arvo.
Tim went over to Waterfall Bay to help Glen.
He is fixing guttering and it has proved to be a bigger job than he originally thought.
Nathan smoked the rest of my salmon.
We had that for dinner with roast potatoes and salad.
Sebastian arrived home around 8pm.
Lovely to have him here.
The kids were all very excited.
Azzan just doesn’t leave him alone.
He really loves & enjoys his big bro.
It is neat to have all the boys home together.
Lots of joshing and tussling.