The Messy Bit


Today was the day…

I had to scramble down the messy bit. Between our new house and the old cottage there is a big messy bit. When we moved into the new house, I really didn’t think the messy bit would be the recipient of all sorts of things that fall off the balconies above. Because we hang our towels and swimming costumes on the balcony, quite often pegs fly off there. The messy bit is certainly a resting place for dozens of pegs. This is the messy bit from above…I hope this picture doesn’t freak you out. People who are afraid of heights – those with acrophobia – may want to step back a bit…

I’m glad I’ve got this photo because when this messy bit gets sorted, I’ll have a before and after. So today I was sitting at my desk and a gust of wind suddenly blew through. I saw something fly off the balcony. Oh no! I ran outside and discovered my swimming shorts missing. I looked over the edge and couldn’t see where they had gone. There was nothing to be done except go down and take a closer look. I scrambled down the rocks and walked along the side of the laundry roof and picked up a number of messy bit casualties. Stuffing them in my pocket, I was about to give up when I remember what had happened to Julian’s cushions one windy day. That was when I went across to the neighbour’s side and lo, there on their drying patio, were my missing shorts.

David popped by later and said he too had seen something fly quite gently past his window on the way down. I was so pleased to find them.

The other thing we saw today was some rowing training going on. We haven’t seen so many of these people out rowing at one time before…

I saw them later in the day again, heading in the other direction. Hard day’s work rowing.

The guests in the cottage left today and the next ones arrived. In between the cottage got cleaned. I put the new linen on and Ruth did the rest. A surprise from today was the guests in the Little Lookout had work come in and so they had to leave a day early. I got to swap out the linen there ahead of the next guests tomorrow.

We swam this morning. It was lovely, as usual. Hard to beat a good sea swim in the morning. Who knew that I’d get this addicted.

I worked 5 hours.

And Mike has just arrived home. He went on an expedition to Wellington to buy crimson, seedless table grapevines. He spent a goodly amount of time phoning to find out where he could get such a vine and when he discovered the source, he was off. They were R50 each and he got 6! (I bought one no-name brand from Pick n Pay for R250!)  Once they are planted, I’ll take a photo.

2 Corinthians 12:10

When I am weak, then I am strong.

The best is yet to come – we are only passing through.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂


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