Sunday, 14 September 2008

Our House


We've been working hard trying to get the house cleaned up, inside and out, before mom arrives next weekend. Spent hours outside cutting grass and trimming bushes etc yesterday, and this is the finished result. (He's mad at me at the moment because I cut down a bush he says he told me only wanted trimmed.)

12 comments:

Muddiah said...

Your hard work is in evidence and the house looks great! I see another bush that I'd cut down or trim greatly as it blocks the view of the front door. Think Steve'll let me?:-))

Liz said...

It's a nice looking house Susan. The surroundings look great. The good thing about bushes is that they grow back.
Love you,
Tilly Witch

Suzer said...

Yes I told him it would grow back.

And mom, hope you are not wanting to cut down our rose bush (which is almost a tree at its size)?

Muddiah said...

Oh, I'm not cutting anything down as I don't want my son-in-law mad at me:-). Was just kidding. So that huge bush that blocks the front door is a rose bush? Did see some flowering bushes along the right hand side of the pic.

Suzer said...

Wait until you see the grogeous flowering peach, apricot and nectarine trees...

steveg said...

Looks very nice Susan - and your own fruit trees too? excellent! Hope you have a good visit with your Mum.

I am just re-reading Bill Bryson's "Down under" at the moment - a very amusing book, but Holy Heck, looking at your picture again I was almost searching it to see if there are in sight any nasty creepy crawlies that can kill you! Gardening must be a whole new experience there!

Cheers

Steve

Muddiah said...

Thanks Steve..."creepy crawlies that can kill you"! I was planning on helping out a bit in the yard when there, but may have to rethink that now. I shouldn't keep such a close watch on this blog:-)

Suzer said...

Well, I do have about 12 new spider bites on my legs this morning---and I just changed the sheets:/ That's a first though, and the only creepy crawlies you really have to worry about are in the mailbox and shed, and only half of those are deadly if the bite isn't treated;)

steveg said...

Oh only half of them huh? Well that's ok then! :-)

I know it's not really as bad as what the books focus on, but what you do read is certainly something to think about. glad you guys are OK though.

Interesting to read what he has to say about Adelaide too - he obviously likes iy a lot - certainly makes it somewhere I would love to visit some day (if those litle balls ever come up for us!)

Best Wishes

Steve

Suzer said...

Well Steve are you saving your miles from the trips home to the States? It only takes 80,000 for a free flight. My trip home in February is only costing me about $100 in taxes/fees as I used my miles;)

Pearl Maple said...

Just joined the expat womens site and following the links to all the blogs down under.

You do have some fun things going on in your blog space. Hope your mother has a nice visit.

Pearl Maple said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier. We are situated in sunny QLD where it is amost summer. Have traveled to SA a few times and thought it is a lovely place.