Wednesday, 5 September 2012

August in Numbers

Winters last month has is now over.  Here is what it looked like.

3 is the number of fejoa trees we chopped down in the little yard at our place.  It looks a mess at the moment but in the that ugly fence line is going to show a hedge of camillias.  I can't wait.  In the meantime there is 1 garden hitting me right in the eye that now, that the rain has stopped, I can get out and weed, decide on some garden edging and use the gardening vouchers we have been given to add to the plants that are there.  Then out of my side door the view will, by the middle of summer look decidedly more pleasant.

2 Saturday mornings without out hockey.  Hmmm not necessarily what we want right before the end of the club season but there you go.  Just as I have got used the sleep in we are back to a 7.30 at the turf. 

8 months was how long it took the experimental potato to sprout so that Andre could find out if he could grow a potato.

Then there is the 1 cow we have, to keep the grass in the 2 paddocks down, who jumped the fence to see if the grass was greener on the other side. (Oh yes we ran out of grass and had to mow the little growth we had on our lawn to feed the cow)

155 hours this month were spent waiting for Mckenzie to get off the bus after school.  You can tell that I had time to fill because I worked this fact out.

This month DH did a 13 day trip to London and back.  I have to say it seems like a long time when he is chilling out while away and I am rushing around like a bull in a china shop.

The price of petrol went up 3 times in 7 days in August.  Grrrr.

My really good friend, who now lives in England was back in New Zealand on holiday for the 1st time since since McKenzie was born 11 years ago

Finally McKenzie got her braces on.  0 teeth need extracting and in 2 years (fingers crossed) her teeth will all be in alignment and then she will need a plate or such like to keep them all in place until the final lot of baby teeth fall out when she is about 15.

I am linking this post to Notes on Paper


Julie Kirk said...

You have a cow! I *love* the things i find out during Month in numbers - never a dull moment!

And that seems like a looong time to be waiting - I hope you've managed to do something useful / interesting while you're there!

Thanks for joining in once again - you're now on the board:

Have a great September

Julie :-)

KraftyKaren said...

Fab numbers for the month and your cow is so adorable (I have a thing about cows as my grandparents lived on a dairy farm).

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Your garden will be fabulous soon. :) Cute snippets of your family life, lovely memories.
Ouch at the petrol price!

dogmatix said...

Some great numbers :-D