Tag Archives: home maintenance

23 Months

Friday Today was the day… We’ve been in the house for 23 months. Next month it’s 2 years. I haven’t always remembered the monthly anniversaries of us moving here, but today I’ve been aware of it. This is because this … Continue reading

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Hot Water Cylinder Got Changed

Tuesday Today was the day… The guesthouse hot water cylinder got changed. The plumber stayed the entire day until he finally got the job done. The old cylinder went home with him. It doesn’t look it but it was a … Continue reading

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Waterproofing

Monday Today was the day… Mike did some waterproofing. It’s a public holiday in South Africa, so Courage didn’t come and Mike got stuck into putting some stuff on the roof so the rain stops dripping into the piano room. … Continue reading

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This Man!

Saturday Today was the day… I again learned that Mike has way more energy than me! This Man!  First thing he did was to start the day with his quiet time. Then we had breakfast and went to Echo. He … Continue reading

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Avoiding People…Like the Plague!

Wednesday Today was the day… That was warm in Cape Town. Temperature went way into the 20s and it felt decidedly summery. I washed our linen. I did 6 hours of work. The bath was bricked in. The plumbers left. … Continue reading

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Much More Manageable Day

Friday Friday!!!! Today was the day… That was a lot more manageable. I’ve done about 6.5 hours but what was really good about it is that after meeting with my director we decided to lessen my work load, so I … Continue reading

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Good Solid Work Day

Monday Today was the day… I worked 9 hours and 9 minutes. It was a good solid work day. I did laundry I was up very early so I went to a jog/walk around the block. I ran down the … Continue reading

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Lock Down Day 32

Monday Today was the day… Mike found out the cottage roof was leaking and went up to find fix the problem. Here he is standing on the roof. I took this from our bathroom window… I got up there as … Continue reading

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Solar Panel Installation Day…almost

Tuesday So today dawned fair and bright. No rain in sight. I woke early and did quite a lot of work. It’s  a huge advantage being able to take my laptop to my bed and work all warm and snug. … Continue reading

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Beauty from Barren

There is an unfortunate truth that Mike and I are pretty bad gardeners. We just don’t have the green fingers required to create and maintain a lovely garden. There is one plant however, that blossoms in spite of neglect. It … Continue reading

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Mike Took The Window Off

When I married Mike, I knew he was handy, but I never really understood the extent of his skills until I started living with him. There are very few things Mike hasn’t attempted. Servicing the car, building, brick-laying, electric wiring, plumbing, … Continue reading

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Home Maintenance

Today it was a pleasure to come home and find scaffolding up against our balcony and Courage varnishing.  It looks so much better… #917 of my 1000 thanks is that the balcony has been varnished. Last time, I did it. … Continue reading

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White Walls and a Broken Door

We’ll start with the door. Remember I was so excited about buying a front door for our new build. It was this lovely looking Oregon pine door with stain glass windows. Before I put payment through, Mike and I asked … Continue reading

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We Fixed the Gate!

When I married Mike, I got a lot more than I could ever have imagined. When I met Mike, I soon discovered him to be a Jack of all Trades and a Master of Many. Talent abounded. He could fix … Continue reading

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Secretary of the Complaints Committee

That was the title given to Mike today. If you follow my blog on a very regular basis, you may know that we have been under a regular cloud of dust where we live. I wrote about it two months … Continue reading

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