The weekend..more of the same..with some end in sight


Well the cats pups and sheep may have had a restful and easy weekend..but it was full swing here..the weather stayed mainly dry..with some lovely bursts of sunshine…enough to Show Spring is on it’s way..but the wind chill when the winds blew and the rain showered stated clearly that Winter is not finished with us yet..
Saturday I spent inside while poor hubby was out doing more fencing..country people will understand when is say there is ALWAYS more fencing..i was tidying up my photo folders and this only made my eyes worse..i kept going all day and so by last night I was bleary eyed my eyes sore and crazy dry..and hubby was a bit bent over..between us we make a half decent person!
So I did not blog last night..i knew it meant being on the catch up but I just could not look at the screen anymore..
Today my eyes are not much better so I will slowly catch up with blogs ..I did a bit of sewing..cleaning and apprentice fence building with hubby…and boy it was cold out there..the fire is roaring the temp has dropped dramatically and the animals are all snuggled in waiting for their dinner..i am looking forward to tomorrow.. last August the kids gave me a gift card for a day spa.. for a massage and facial.. last year!!! it has taken me this long but I am booked in for a lovely morning Monday..i cannot believe it has been a year.. what have I been doing ????
So enough rambling.. i need to get dinner on..i leave you with the latest progress pics of the GFC.. Great Fence Crisis….and Phil thanks you really are one clever boy πŸ™‚


The views are still there

The views are still there

Looks like Gopher holes..waiting for the gates and continuation of the last part of the fencing,,,

Looks like Gopher holes..waiting for the gates and continuation of the last part of the fencing,,,

93 thoughts on “The weekend..more of the same..with some end in sight

    • Thank Sue..we will have mesh at the bottoem and the gates will be like the fence..with a rubber seal at the bottom…generally if they come to a wall etc they just move on they can’t burrow so we should be fine…it’s the best we can do and I think as long as you try your hardest then you know you have done the best you can πŸ™‚ I will enjoy my pamper I am pretty tired at the moment πŸ™‚ Hugs Bev and gang xx

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    • The whole lot including sides is 68 meters with 14 left to go…when we get chooks they will be in an enclosure where the apple trees are and that will be a huge undertaking as we need to have them free range but safe….so that is a ways off yet..main thing is we have a safe secure snake and roo proof fence for the furbies…so it needs to be done before the critters start getting around πŸ™‚ and yes I will totally enjoy my pampering..pretty wasted at the moment πŸ™‚ loves BEV XX

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  1. That is an amazing fence-love it. Hope your eyes feel better soon and have a wonderful Monday.
    Summer is ending and Fall is coming quickly with all of the beauty and colors of the pacific Northwest.

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    • Sounds wonderful! and thankyou it is getting there..not much to go…and the eyes ..well waiting on the Rheumatologist…our Winter ends 1st September and already a few of my irises are coming up πŸ™‚ love it πŸ™‚

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  2. that’s a super fence, can you send your dad over to help with our diy-disaster? have a wonderful day at the spa, relax and enjoy all the good things there! hope your eyes will be better, it’s hard to do something when your eyes are on strike.

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    • I will send Fozziedad once this one is finished hahaah πŸ™‚ and yes I will enjoy myself tomorrow…can’t believe I have had it for a year and not used it πŸ™‚ and yes my eyes are still crappy but not much I can do atm…dang hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Thanks Molly indeed tis a big job πŸ™‚ and I have been out looking at the super moon..not at all bad for even the sorest eyes πŸ™‚ Have a great Sunday sweets hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Hahaah the shoes indeed speak volumes Cupcake! and when they die they go out in the garden with flowers in them hahaha ) I will very much enjoy tomorrow all the while thinking what I should be doing at home…;) hugs an loves Fozziemum xxx

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  3. Yay for a spa gift card!! Enjoy. Bev…maybe I missed your explanation for the cut outs in the fence….the fence is gorgeous and I know how long it takes. The cut outs give it a very fancy look.
    I hope your eyes are rested
    Hugs Cecilia

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    • Off to the spa in a minute πŸ™‚ ahhh..the fence cutouts have Perspex in them..this way we have the pups safe from jumping over to chase roos if we are not home and yet we don’t lose our sunset views πŸ™‚ it was the best thing we coud think of to keep the views without worrying about the pups πŸ™‚ they cannpt see roos through there either ..and as they generally graze quiely they could be grazing and safe and the pups not get all razzed up πŸ™‚ we have 11 acres but closing the back for the pups we would lose our sunsets when we are put there ..plus it doesn’t make the yard so closed in to look at..we have had smaller backyards in the burbs but once you move on to land you really notice it when you close areas off πŸ™‚ hugs Bevxx

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  4. Hmmm, I like the idea of putting flowers in old, used up shoes, but I’m not sure D.O.G. would understand and leave them alone. He thinks shoes are chew toys πŸ™‚ The fence looks great and I love the windows! I’m fantasizing about winter in August…wish I was there! Have a happy Monday YOU day!

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    • Hahaah yes they can get into the garden…flowers o look pretty in old boots though πŸ™‚ thanks the fence is coming along…and we still have some winter to go so come on down πŸ™‚ have a great Monday πŸ™‚

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  5. CITY Dwellers don’t realize how much Work it takes to live in the Country…. BUTT it IS worth it. Your place is just BEAUTIFUL.

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  6. Grand fence – I just love the windows leaving a view but giving the animals (and humans) some protection from those snakes, etc. Glad to hear you’re booked for a “DAY OF BEV” – you need it – BAD! Enjoy – nobody deserves it more than you do.

    Hugs, Pam

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  7. What a fabulishious fence! Mes LOVES the windows! I think if one has to has a fencem one with windows is the bestest!
    Mes did has a wonderful time in Midway, Kozmo did try to cuddles with me, me only hissed a Jo-Jo when she tried to steal my spot in the bed at night and Cinny and Bob ignored me (which me likes).
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • Thanks Nellie….the fence is looking good..will keep the snakes out and the pups from chasing roos if we aren’t home πŸ™‚ I am glad you had a good time in Midway..and the occasional hissey is just a bit expected πŸ˜‰ loves Fozziemum xx

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  8. The fence looks great, it’s coming on in leaps and bounds.
    You just be looking after yourself lady, I know eye problems can be frustrating at nest. But you’ll both benefit with a little time out!
    Hugs, Carrie and Pups x

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  9. Very neat job, it’s looking good! Hope your eyes are better soon. Some family flying in today from down south. I don’t think they will miss the cold. Yesterday a mate came around and we sawed down lots of crook trees leaving good wildlife habitat of course. I’ve been trying to get this job done for months. I could not interest people in sawing down free firewood. I would have helped them load up. Beautiful free poles. It was very wild around here and I’m always thinking of fire season now.

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    • Thanks sweets the fence is getting there πŸ˜‰ and no don’t think your family will miss the bitterly cold…one bit!! amazing free firewood ad I would be on it! and yes we are waiting for the winter to end so we can burn off..we leave loads of habitat but the gorse etc has to go… πŸ™‚

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  10. Enjoy your spa day. We had such a lazy day yesterday…..river, reading, snoozing. You make use feel VERY slack.
    The fence looks great. I can picture curious animals looking through the windows at those strange ‘creatures’ in the enclosure!

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    • Hahahaah me too ..even dreamt the roos were trying to climb in hahaha..your day sounds perfect! and today at the spa I had a lovely relax…now I need a nana nap bwahahaa πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Shoko..i was wondering who Chris was then I realised I saw the word crisis in my post haha..Phil (hubby) has indeed done a lot…and my broom..well it did a bit but not much πŸ™‚ I am sure it will cut the chill down too and the winds πŸ™‚ Loves Fozziemum xx

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  11. Wow, what an awesome fence. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one like that with windows in it, that is such a great idea. Enjoy your spa day, and we hope your eyes feel better soon.

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    • Thanks Jan..we designed t who views nature and animal safety in mind…seems to be doing the trick which is great πŸ™‚ I have been leaving the pups inside whenever we go out due to snakes (summer) and fear that Forrest would jump post and rail to chase roos…so this way all are safe..they will have a doggy door into the laundry as well and they have lots of shelter and area to wander..it has been a massive undertaking as the ground is rockridge…no soil…urghhh so the spa today was lovely!!! πŸ™‚ as for my eyes I am waiting on a rheumatologist..another urghhhh πŸ˜‰ hugs BEV

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  12. This is the first set of pictures where I can see the scope of the fence job…Phil is a clever boy. such hard work, building a fence. I hope you had a lovely day at the spa…

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    • Thanks sweets…he is and yes it shows the ginormous amount of work..will be worth it when finished πŸ™‚ and I had a lovely relaxing time…now for some dog cuddles! πŸ™‚ xx

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  13. OMD, that fencin’ is most FABulous!!!! Bravo to you and your hubby for such a great design…those windows are pawsome!!!
    I really hopes you enjoy your day at the spa!!! Ya know, Ma has never been to one!! Nopes. You would thinks livin’ in California, everyone would go…wells, they do I guess, butts Ma isn’t one of them apparently! I thinks I should buy her a day at one, maybe she wouldn’t be so cranky!! ☺
    Tell us how it went!
    Kisses,
    Ruby β™₯

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    • Oh Ruby do get her one..i had a lovely time..hot stones massage facial..almost fell asleep..only took me a year to go bwahaaha my kids got me the treat for my birthday August last year bwahaaaa…and thanks the fence is going along really well and will be so safe for the pups and the wildlife with views!! I can see Forrest spying through the windows at roo TV bwahaahhaa πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Fozziemum xx ❀ ❀

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  14. You guys have come so far! It is amazing how much you have gotten done! Hope you feel better after your spa day πŸ™‚ Lots of eye drops and hope the Rheumatologist has some new suggestions next visit.

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    • Thanks Laura πŸ™‚ he s doing a great job indeed and son the pups will be safe as house and we will still have our sunset views πŸ™‚ win win πŸ˜‰ loves Bev xx ❀ ❀ pee ess yes a lot of hard work urghhhhh

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  15. Wow windows in da fence. Dat be purretty cool. Altho’ meez not like to wish bad weather on anypawdy, meez hopes it stays sumwhere a bit longer. Old man winter stayed here way to long this year. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

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  16. Applause Applause for Phil & your carpentry work!! Your fencing is looking fabulous. I hope it won’t take too much longer to get the fencing put up so peace can reign across the land…your land…. πŸ˜‰
    I am sorry your eyes are giving you jip again! CRAP! I hope that settles down soon…
    I am so far behind…we have to not pressure ourselves…easier said than done, right?
    Since Saturday I can not upload any pix from pc to WP?? Any ideas what I can do?? Wordless Wednesday is going to be a bust 😦
    Muc love, sherri-Ellen & Nylablue

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    • Thanks sweets it will be worth it when finished πŸ™‚ gt a letter yesterday from the hospital saying they will send a letter with an apt????? what the?? yeah pressure…notmuch hahha πŸ™‚ I don’t know..i cannot imagine you have reached a limit..the amount I post and I still have space..have you gone to the forums? Loves Bev xxx

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  17. I agree the fence will bring safety & peace of mind! hil is amazing to be able to build such a great looking fence! He’s a keeper, lol…..
    You got a letter saying the Hospital woudl send a letter?? How Whacked is THAT????
    I would call them & raise *Holy H*LL; they might give you an appt just to shut you up πŸ˜‰
    I cchecked the available space & I have 41% left for pix. I did go to Forums but no one has replied. So now what to do?? Photo-less blogs for us it seems…*sighs*
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue x0x0x0

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    • Dang no idea my sweets….I will investigate..and see what I can find out..must away and get out of these pj’s..and yes a keeper indeed hahaah πŸ™‚ loves BEV XX ❀

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  18. Hi bev…well it seems no one knows why I can not upload pix to WP. So Wordless Wed is out for us 😦
    Really not going to help the blog I can tell you…
    Hope you are feeling better (somewhat?)
    Love S-E.

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  19. I found the ‘Broweser Uploader’ & it worked so I did upload the piccie for WW. I have pix to load for Saturday; that should be fun…lol…
    What is this vacation you speak of?? I have not had one in a very very long time….
    Hoping there is improvement today….
    Love S-E.

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    • Glad you found it πŸ™‚ as for vacations…the first one we ever had was a few years ago now…and boy I wish sometimes we never went..i now know what we had been missing ..haahah πŸ™‚ yep feeling much better …the sun is out and I may go try and fix what bunny has done to my garden…grr,,,,, loves Bev xx

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  20. I used to love vacations when I worked. It was fun to travel & meet new people & go to places I wanted to see….
    I went on vacations until I moved back here. I guess I figured being ‘retired’ I did not ‘need’ any more vacations if THAT makes sense??
    Going to visit the family has become so stressful it is anything but a vacation.
    Mind you, now I will not leave Nylablue in anyone’s care becauseof her being chronically ill. If she died & I was away i would never forgive myself….
    Maybe being on vacation is a ‘state of mind’???? πŸ˜‰
    Love Sherri-Ellen x0x0

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    • I agree..it can be…just a break form the monotony of daily grind is a break…a different shop or park..a walk to a place you never have been..for me at the moment a break is when I sleep in if Phil is home and wake up the litter trays being clean….tragic πŸ˜‰ Loves BEV XX

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  21. Now waking up to clean litter trays is nothing to sneeze at!!!! ROFWL!
    I agree sometimes the routine can get a bit ‘old’ so going somewhere a bit different helps.
    I am hoping to go out with ruth today to 2nd had shops…I have a few items I would like to find….it will be nice to go out & browse for a while; retail therapy never hurts, lol…
    Love you madly ❀ ❀

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    • Ooh I hope you had fun! I love second hand shops…I love the unique finds πŸ™‚ and no it never hurts to have some reatail therapy πŸ™‚ and yes trays done..heaven πŸ™‚ bwahaahaha Love you madly back πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀

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  22. Well we spent 5 hours shlepping & looking & browsing…found a pair of new flannel pillowcases….nothing else…lol…
    Did get milk, cat food, tuna & toiletries but nothing special…at least we got out & we DID have a nice time…when we came out of WalMart (last stop) it was almost dark out!!! (8:45 P.M.) Ruth thinks we were ‘beamed up to Mother Ship” for 2 hrs cause we are usually aching after 3 hrs, hahahahahaha!!!
    Oh she bought me a dancing flower to replace yours. When the patio destruction started ‘Wave Baby’ got broken. i duct taped flower back on to stem. Only last a few weeks & flower fell off. Then stem broke in 2nd place!
    Crikey! Wave Baby survived flight from Australia to Canada but not patio (de)construction!!! I am sorry…so the new flower will be ‘Wave Baby 2’…
    Love Sherri-Ellen x0x0

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  23. Thank you for the thought Bev. There is no point in you send another as postage is brutal. We have many kinds of dancing flowers here & the new one is similar to yours. I kept the actual flower from Wave Baby & it is in my little bowl with in the dry sink (on coffee table) i use for writing items & letters etc. (I am sentimental, lol).
    Love you madly, Sherri-Ellen x0

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  24. Nothing wrong with sentiment Bev. Means we have feelings & a heart & soul…I have Wave Baby flower on coffee table with pens so I can see it every day!!! Totally sentimental πŸ™‚
    Love Sherri-Ellen x0x0x0

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