Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Is All Around Today

Friday 14th February, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.  We don't do anything special on Valentine's Day, it's another day that has become very commercialised.  I remember years ago it was a day of mystery, you would maybe receive a card or some flowers and a mystery note and you would try and guess who it was from.  It was so much fun trying to work out who your secret admirer was.  That doesn't happen so much these days. 

Well we have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous weather wise.  In the last 24 hours we have had so much rain.....over 75mm or 3 inches, and it has been the wettest February day since 1969. 

With the ground being so hard the water didn't soak in, it just ran off and so hundreds of people had flooding in their homes.  Also with the strong winds we'd been having, leaves, twigs and branches had blown off the trees and many of the storm water drains got blocked.  

Our vanity area leaked again but with Tony being home he could get into the ceiling and actually see where it was coming from.  Previously he thought it was due to the old air conditioner being rusted, but that wasn't the case.

We have a skylight in the area and the dome of the light was cracked which was letting the water in.  He siliconed it up and the leaking has stopped.  We will have to look at getting a new skylight though.  

The kitchen is progressing very nicely.  It looks as if it will be finished sometime today but I am not looking forward to the cleanup.  There is so much dust everywhere it looks as if we will be doing a very early spring clean.  We can hardly see out of the kitchen window due to all the dust.

All of my beautiful clean kitchen cupboards will have to be emptied and everything washed again.  Any offers of help will be  The kitchen is looking good and we are happy with it.  


  1. Gosh, lately the weather is just so ridiculous. It's always an extreme. I surely hope this is not going to become the norm. I hope the floods did not get to your house. It's not pleasant, and the clean up is wicked.
    We have been having a run of snow, snow and more snow. We're running out of places to put it all. lol. I'm at work, and it's time for me to start packing up my stuff and get ready to head on home. Yeah!! You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  2. You have not posted in a while now. I pray that you are safe and maybe just too busy or enjoying a vacation. Let us know you are safe when you can. Hugs, Edna B.