Tomorrow is 17 May, a greatly anticipated and important day. Not only is it Debski's 50th (happy happy happy, dear Debsk) but it is also when we will welcome the second coming of Greg Tree, this time with companions two. Armed with sharp wits and sharper implements the three will be transforming our choking environs into something unrecognisable. A place with air and light. A place with far fewer cyprus trees. In short, they will be uncluttering our outdoors. And this is good.
I meant to wander about today to photograph those doomed plants for posterity, however there were no spare moments in which to undertake the task.
You see, we were buoyed by our stellar success in the fireplace stakes yesterday, so we purchased a $40 fire grate from an eBay "Buy it Now" seller in Croydon for our mini fireplace in the kitchen, and had to pop over and pick it up. (Croydon has ENORMOUS, suburban blocks, don't you know.)
We visited Bunnings in Eltham in search of reasonably priced fireplace accessories for the kitchen hearth and I feel it is only right to warn anyone who may be tempted to go there, and let their child play on the enormous climbing frame thingumy (Milo got stuck at the top - of course he did) while they enjoy a coffee and a scroll. DON'T DO IT. The muck in a cup was to coffee what Charlie Sheen is to sensitivity and restraint. And the bun. Well, there are no words.
Fuelled by outrage and disappointment about our morning tea, and in readiness for the chaps tomorrow and their heavy machinery and their requirement to access our nether regions, Mum and I then conceived to create a pathway from the front of the somewhat overcrowded garage to the back. This required a great deal of shuffling, dragging, piling, folding, cutting, shredding, discarding and reorganising. Luckily Mum has a PhD in this arena and I did a short course at the CAE in the late '80s.
We collected the tiles and slate for the kitchen, whenever the hell that decides to be finished.
And at some stage too there was grocery shopping.
Oh, and I ordered the kitchen stools from Matt Blatt online.
It's all happening at the House at Porter Street.
PS I would've squeezed in a haircut but the salon is closed for renovations. Probably not a bad thing. By the time the chainsawing and mulch-fest is over tomorrow, I'll be gagging for some time out and R&R on Wednesday. Fingers crossed for that.