Monday, 28 November 2011


I'm not really sure what to blog about this week. There hasn't been anything exciting happen. I have done most of my Christmas shopping, got it in boxes ready to go, but need to add just one or two little things before I can send them. That has to wait until Wednesday (payday).

I spent some time on Sunday going through my filing cabinet, culling several years worth of useless rubbish. I had made some progress, when Fluffy came home and helped me. We got through it in no time. Then paid Dobby $10 to sit there and tear it into bits for the recycle bin.

Fluffy has been getting Terry ready for his first big adventure. He got the electric brakes fitted last week, and has installed the reverse camera and screen himself, plus the cable for the camera attached to the caravan. He also bought himself a small CB radio in readiness. I think we're set to go.

Chrisco hampers arrived last Wednesday. I told Dobby on 3 occasions to only open the red ones. When I got home she had opened every single one. Food was everywhere! She had just opened them and left the stuff all over the place. She had even helped herself to some of the food. We had a huge fight, and of course she blamed me for not telling her not to open the green ones. Sorry, what part of "Open the red ones" didn't she get??

So, I had to hide a lot of snacks or there would be nothing left. I gave her one packet of chips and said pour yourself a bowl, and put the rest away for tomorrow. When I got home she had eaten the whole packet. And she wonders why I get cranky??

Anyway. I put a lot of things in the caravan in preparation for Christmas holidays and the caravan rally this coming weekend. We have also bought a small popcorn machine and a children's Christmas stocking for raffle prizes. I am quite looking forward to this one. It's our annual Christmas rally. Hopefully I will have some great photos. Note to self - MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THE CAMERA!!

Dobby and I had morning tea with my lovely friend Marg on Sunday, and her friend gave me some Miller's teeshirts and pants. The pants don't fit (cause my butt has expanded heaps) but the tops will be lovely for the caravan. One is a brown and black striped number which I think I'll wear for our Christmas dinner with some black pants. Hope it's not hot, although this year we decided to cater and go to the pub instead of hiring a hall. Should be a lovely evening.

We have had a huge rat problem lately. Rats living in the tree beside our house, and down the back in the rubbish pile. So we bought some bait packets and put them up on the roof where they climb and in the tree. We haven't seen any dead ones but we know they have eaten the bait. On Sunday Roger caught 3 mice. The first he brought inside and the dog stole it. The second he brought inside and lost, which freaked Dobby out - she was disgusted! Eventually he must have found it because later when I was sweeping the dining room I found it dead beside the table and Roger sitting guard on the chair above. The third he didn't get to bring inside. Fluffy shut the door before he could. Then he dropped it and the dog scooped it up and ran away with it. Fluffy disposed of that one.

Last night Fluffy and I were sitting on the back patio enjoying the peace and watching TV. But we had more fun keeping an eye on the huge rat that was hanging around Ozzie's kennel. It kept going in behind it. Looked like it had some kind of deformity too, seemed to be limping. Anyway, it went behind the kennel, under the cupboard beside it. That's the last we saw of that one.

So, this week will be getting the last of the van ready (putting the last few things in, making sure the fridge is working and full etc). Fluffy is leaving early Friday to go up to Riverton, and Dobby and I shall follow Friday afternoon. Not sure what time I am finishing work, but it will take us about two hours to get there, so we'll probably go straight to the pub for dinner once we get there. I do like doing that. I don't get to ride in Terry on the trip up, but all the setting up and stuff is done before we get there. Only thing is, I don't like driving long distances by myself. I tend to get tired...

Anyway, hopefully next week's post is worth reading. Plenty of pictures then, including the mouse Roger was playing with inside!


SOL's view said...

Poor little mousey. My kitties don't get to go outside. I'm sure I'd lose them and then there'd be hell to pay.

Yes! Pics! Photos! Lots of scenery ones!

Chris H said...

For someone with 'nothing' to post about... you did very well.
Ikkkk to rats!

Chris H said...

I am sure you have already told me (but I forgot), does Dobby have a learning disorder like Griffin?

JoeinVegas said...

That was quick setting up the new car. Hope you have a nice Christmas party there.