Send ‘er down, Hughie!

Michael had the day off today (which means he only did a little bit of work from home) so we could address the holes in our gutters-there is some serious rain predicted and we need to make sure that those glorious rain drops make it into our tanks!

As discussed earlier it really will be a large and costly job to make it all tickety boo so in the meantime we decided to buy ourselves some hardcore tape and have a crack at some DIY. 

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As you can see I was relegated to ‘ladder holder’ ( I have decided we will be shouting ourselves/asking for a new ladder for Christmas this year, this one was Michaels Granddads and is rather old…)

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Fox brought me the helmet because Michael kept throwing down old roofing nails and I value my noggin. My in-laws were out for the day so there was some supervising going on (and picture taking AND passing tape to Michael while on the ladder from the window or verandah).

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Here’s hoping this little running repair will see us through until we can afford to do a roof and gutter overhaul (which will also see the questionable down pipe you can see here relocated!).

We also had some sheep come visit us today. I felt like a legit ‘country dweller’ when I helped herd them back to their own house…it was quite fun really-they are bloody fast though!

IMG_7587Next doors alpacas were quite concerned at the new arrivals presence. They all congregated for a meeting, chatting about what was going on right next to them. They looked like a group of CWA ladies discussing a suspect cake entry at the show. Hilarious! 

So, rain, we are ready for you-bring it on!

 

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