Well, the thunder storm appears to have played havoc with the equipment in the shed and study but the house, apart from the modem on the computer in the kitchen, escaped unscathed. The computers in the study, along with the reticulation kind of went 'phut' so we need to talk to our insurance people about that. But... Hubby, being the tech-a-nalogical type of bloke he is switched modems, did something a bit magic-y that I don't understand and hey presto, shazam I have a working internet connection again. YAY.
I've been doing lots of cooking and have a bunch of recipes to share. I've got a great one for school lunches that I know a few of you (hey Kaz!) are going to love.
We've been very busy in the garden on late. Hubby hired a jack-hammer last weekend and went crazy on some of the big rocks around the place. It's all part of the big plan but gosh, we've got a lot of work to do yet. This morning we've cleaned out the vegie garden, weeded, raked and tidied it up then moved some good dirt that was in a different spot into it. We still need to get a trailerload of manure to dig through it and then we should be good to plant. Hopefully we can get the retic fixed pretty darn quickly and get some vegies happening in the next couple of weeks. Then we get to start on the chook pen - it's standing but needs lots of work to make it a suitable home for the couple of chickens we'd like.
In all of this we've been special guests (ie, the only guests) at a number of concerts held in our own yard. One memorable event was under the nectarine tree while today's offering was 'near the swings'. The offspring have regaled us with songs and stories while Hubby and I have applauded and cheered as directed - they get quite stroppy if we clap at the wrong time. One of our favourite bits was when they'd exhausted all their material, ranging from AC/DC to more sedate songs learned in music class at school, but were not going to let us get away. #2 started on Twinkle twinkle while her brother encouraged her to "break it down, girl!" I have no idea where he came up with that one but I think he needs to watch far less television, especially repeats from the 80's!