Friday, June 20, 2014

Glorious June, hotter than usual

Everything's gone to pot!   A month ago, all looked wonderful as we set off for Madrid to visit the art galleries.   We were back within 2 days as el jefe couldn't walk without pain.   He'd injured his back a week before we left by wrenching the rotivator around when the tines got stuck.   We later found he had a sacroiliac strain and here we are, a month down the road and only now is he turning the corner.    He hasn't, and still can't, stand independently although he's out of pain so all the little jobs I didn't notice he did (! LOL) I've had to take on. 

To compound this, we had the painters in this week - the first year we haven't done it ourselves.   There was chaos because all our clutter had to revolve from room to room as each one got painted.    We daren't let them in the study, fondly imagining we'll do this ourselves.   We will, we will, when we've got the strength to move 2 chests, 2 x 6 tier book cases, 3 long shelves, a filing cabinet and two desks stuffed with rubbish, not to mention 3 desk top computers and peripherals.  

I've had a mini declutter of books, DVDs, ornaments and pictures so the charity boot sales will do well.   And it's a lovely feeling to know that each room, bar the study, is pristine - everything swept, washed and polished as it was moved back in after painting.  

As for Yin and Yang, the disruption to their routine is more than they can bear and they glare at us accusingly and disappear into cupboards and under beds.  

Now to catch up with my blog reading, though the time for relevant  comments is well out of date. 


Wisewebwoman said...

Mercy. Especially on others' backs and tender bits.

I started on my office and I can relate to your study detritus. Study is a much better word, I will use it.

Your garden will triumph. Gardens always do whether we like them or not. :)


Hattie said...

Busy times. Wish we could send you some of the cool breezes and rainfall from Seattle, where we are now.

antigonum cajan said...

Horticultural greetings..

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Good luck in your projects!

Jane Brewer said...

Found your blog! Lovely to find a new
garden blogger and thankyou for visiting mine. Look forward to reading your posts.