Monday, September 21, 2015
Hedge repair started and a cat up a pole
Brendon has been wanting to replace the hedge we lost for a while now, so when we saw a great "spring special" at a nursery, we decided to make a plan. We had already stopped in at a nursery last Friday on our way to Champion Centre. So Brendon and I had already looked at different options and spotted one we thought would be a nice option. We were so glad we didn't have time to buy them last week, as we got more than double the amount of plans with the special at the other place.
Yes, I did get my measuring tape out later and make sure they were properly spaced. ;-)
Thankfully by Saturday morning she was actually feeling much better. After lunch, Brendon and Ruth headed off to the tea rooms.
I was so glad she could get this special time this weekend. I felt so bad for her having to miss out on camp. So I tried to make the weekend as special as possible for her. She didn't even have to do any dishes the whole weekend (as I would have been doing them anyway if she was away).
She missed Rachel a lot though, and wrote a diary to her through the weekend.
I was especially glad that Ruth was not jealous that Rachel had gotten to go to camp and she had missed out. She had been looking forward to the camp for many weeks. So it was a great disappointment for her to not go. She showed much maturity in how she handled the disappointment though, and I am so thankful for that.
Brendon managed to get the North bed ready. At least with using the rotary hoe, he didn't need to bend his leg much. And it wasn't long before those plants were in too. He managed to buy the same as what the original hedge was, so we can just fill in the gaps where the trees died. And they were only $3 each. So we are thrilled with the low price we paid for all the plants.
And there was nothing scaring her up there. I think she might have been after a bird she had spotted.
Such a long way up.
She looked like she wanted to come down and tried a few times but gave up. We were wondering if we would need to call the fire brigade to help get her down. But decided to wait at least 10 minutes to see if she managed on her own.
Less than 10 minutes later she did manage to get herself down. We were all rather thankful to see her safely on the ground again.
It was quite something watching her come down.