Tuesday, December 31, 2013
And that concludes 2013
And then Zorro was so interested in my camera he would not sit still either. :-)
No work on the deck happening this week with all the rain. We were hoping to get it stained while Brendon was on leave for the two weeks around Christmas and New Year, but we have had a very wet week (starting Christmas afternoon).
Thankfully there was a bit of a break in the rain and we got out to play with the puppies.
I called Rachel to take a few photos. This was a nice action one of Hezekiah.
Ruth having fun again with Hannah bread. :-)
Monday 30th was yet another grey day. There was a break in the rain long enough for Brendon to get up on the roof to clear the gutters. Even though we don't have any trees near the house - he still managed to get this whole bucket load from the back side of the house (where the gutters were overflowing this last week with all the rain). He also got some other jobs done around the house as well as getting those longs steps (behind Hezekiah) fully sanded. The big floor sander did not reach to all the sides - so there was still a bit to clear.
Briar and Brooke came over for a visit again today and we introduced Brooke to Dutch Blitz. We teamed up and she learnt really quickly with Rachel.
It ended up being a lovely clear day. Ruth creating another face for Hannah. Hannah gets so excited about seeing her "surprise".
Brendon had worked on the deck in the morning but after lunch decided he wanted to get the grass cut. Rachel asked if she could try. So Brendon got her to do the easy section - making sure she could do it safely. It's going to be a real bonus when she can do it all for us.
He finished just after 9:30. It's looking really nice. It will look even better once we paint the front / side sections the same colour. The paint there is well stuck on and so we are just going to paint over it to match. We were so pleased to finally have a clear day (after waiting almost a week) to get this done. We still want to get another coat on - but it's great to have the first one on.
Wow - and that concludes 2013.
We thank God for His grace and favour through the year past and praise Him for His faithfulness and love. We have had trials but have grown so much closer to Him through those trials and for that we are very grateful. Perhaps a word that would summarise what has been a blessing to me this year is peace. God's peace that truly does surpass understand.