13 May 2016


1.The summer weather continued also in the beginning of the week.

I had moved outside again and Nicole joined me because on her terrace it was too hot. Charlie, after having sniffed in the whole house the delicious smell of cats, played then in the garden and rested under the table. Sunshine and hot weather makes you real lazy, but we enjoyed it !

2. When I came home from shopping I found a parcel leaning against the door.

It was a bench I had bought on Internet. I don't know why, but in my head I had thought the bench would arrive ready to sit on it,  as I had seen on the picture.

Nicole who is a very handy woman looked at the different pieces and said, that's easy we can do it together. She took a screwdriver  and tried. Unfortunately the hole was not at the right place, and after having tried for at least half an hour, I was fed up and told her I would ask Mr. G.

3. The next day, he tried it, also without any success the trouble still was the same, the screw which was not at the right place to fit into the hole. Finally I had the good idea to call Mr. G's young friend who can do and repair everything. In 10 min he was there, with all tools in his trunk (booth)

In no time he put the whole thing together but he had to saw a piece of one slat so that the screw finally fitted in the hole ! And then the bench was ready.

I found it a little unfinished and decided to paint it in black which I did and now I am very happy with the result. The bench looks great and is ready to be put in front of our house.

4. The weatherman had announced rain and cooler weather, with the result that the sun was shining and it was still warm. At least warm enough to sit on Nicole's terrace after a nice lunch with salmon at the lunch garden.

5. I have started a new pastel painting and as usual we had a lot of fun in our class.

I am just working on the other eye.

There is some garden work to do like planting flowers in the pots and get rid of the weeds, but I just didn't have the courage to do it myself, anyway I noticed that I get back aches. So for once I found Facebook very useful. I  ask the Waterloo Facebook group if somebody would like garden work and help me. I got several answers and finally a young man will come on Saturday morning and help, (or rather do it alone !) 

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - the bench looks good ... and tomorrow - happy dictating the garden help! Cheers Hilary

Jo said...

I love Charlie's green ball! So you weren't at fault with the bench assembly - there was a piece that was too long to fit the hole! Great to have that young friend who can do everything. I have an "old man" who can do everything. (LOL) He's very popular in the retirement center to help the vintage ladies when their electric garage doors, or car seats that can't move back or forward or even a shower rack in my MIL's bathroom that she pulled down by loading it with heavy stuff!

Tamago said...

Glad you finally got the bench put together. Sounds like Mr. G's frined is really skilled! It looks breat in black.
That's a cute kitty you are working on :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your cat looks now like he is winking! But I know it will not when you are finished. It's a lovely painting. Your weather forecast is always wrong! So funny.