Emotionally tired, I think, more than physically.

I looked back through some photographs… we’ve come a long way, and we did a helluva lot, but it’s not so obvious if you’re living it day-by-day — it’s much more striking when you look back.

This was the stoep area outside the kitchen door, back in April.

By July, it was looking a lot better.

Of necessity, Frank paved the bricks at quite a slope. This is good, from a water runoff point of view, but I had to chock the washing machine with a couple of 2x4s, otherwise it would bleat piteously and give up on the spin cycle.

I had planned a platform to keep the machines dry and off the deck, as well as a partition to keep the wind and dust at bay, and a table for sorting and folding the washing.

I’ll move the chest freezer when I have help :-)


2 Comments to “I suddenly realised why I’m so damned tired”


  1. Jim — 2009-01-19 @ 02:53

    Now just wait a danged minute here. You’re tellng me you can install a washing machine OUTSIDE??!!

    I think I might offer myself for adoption to any family with such a luxurious option.

    The question comes form a fellow c. 43-22 north, 95-30 west who has just help unfreeze a copper water pipe hidden just inside a heated interior wall and separated from raw nature by a full 8 inches of good installation.

    (Very nice-looking patio area.)

  2. wrm — 2009-01-19 @ 13:11

    I noticed the USAnian bloggers are all complaining of freezing their toes off :-)

    In Cape Town it never freezes. We have snow on Table Mountain maybe three times a decade.

    Up north they do get frost, and water pipes occasionally freeze and burst, but in general, South Africa has a moderate climate.

    I’ll post pics of the extended glass brick wall as soon as it’s painted, later this week.



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