However even though we did not get to the list – the third occurrence yesterday was that the builders finally came over to have the first discussion about the little retirement house in the garden for Nanny. It is no longer called the Gingerbread house. It has been called the Chicken Coop by other members of the family because I am styling it on the old hen houses that were is everyones back yard out here in the MidWest in the old days. And the name has stuck. The Chicken Coop it is. Though we are not allowed to call The Matriarch The Old Chook.
Much to my astonishment the builder who turned up with his boss is a New Zealander. From Palmy! It was an amazing moment for me when he opened his mouth and spoke in my own accent. How is that for an exciting development. Now we are cooking. He understands Noo Zild and very swiftly could see what I was trying to say. I can see exactly what I want, as a complete picture in my head, and he very cleverly was able to put it on paper. Now he has taken this rather jumbled collection of ideas, and scribbly drawings and is going to put it into a 3D programme so we can start designing for real! CLEVER!
So the Daily View is unchanged except for the rain.
The max/min temperature gauge has now entered the play. It is small and going to be hard to read with a quick hand held shot, so I have enlarged it for us. To read a max/min temperature gauge you have to look at the bottom of the slim blue pin. It is being pushed up by the mercury. The low is on the left and the high is on the right. This one was nailed to the Wendy House wall at about 10 am yesterday morning so the reading tells us very little except that the temperature is dropping.
However we can practice. I took the view and the temps at 2.10. Then I reset the max/min, dragging the pins down with the little red magnet. We will see whether it works today after the milking, I will try to make it around about the same time every day, but as you know, my days are not the same every day, so we will see.
Good morning. It is a blustery morning. Windy and wet but warm, so the grass will be growing. I am always happy for grass growth after this seasons struggles. Maybe today we will get to a few things on the list. It is possible I should not have written that out loud! Ah well.
You all have a lovely day.
On this day a year ago.. Bean Sprouts. I still have a jar of these on the go all the time. Especially with a vegetarian living in the house now. Sprouts are an exceptionally good food.