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Friday, September 02, 2005

Teddy Roosevelt

This day in history - September 2nd 1901 - The day that New Yorks very own Teddy Roosevelt uttered that famous piece of advice, "Speak softly and carry a big stick"

It's also National Blueberry Popsicle day, so get cooking!


These past few days have been hell. The workmen came in on thursday and it's only day 2 of a long 3 weeks. The whole house is just full of dust. Ok, so they put a floor covering down and hung plastic sheets on doorways to keep the dust sealed, but you know what dust is like! It's everywhere.

The bathroom floor is just a layer of concrete, shower has gone, wash basin gone, toilet gone, and the tiles removed. Downstairs in the kitchen most of the tiles have been removed too, and it doesn't even look like a kitchen anymore. We have no water, except for a cold running tap in the downstairs toilet, and luckily the one toilet can still be used. We have no cooker, so we're eating microwaved food.. yuck! We have no shower, so we're having to go over to family for showers and washing clothes etc.

But, you know what! this is nothing, at least we can survive. I compare ourselves to those poor people in and surrounding New Orleans and thank my lucky stars that at least we have a roof over our heads...

On a brighter note, here's a wild flower that I took a piccie of in our back garden :)

Posted by Mandy :: Friday, September 02, 2005 :: 12 Comments:

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