What an interesting week!
I drove past the site in the weekend when taking a load from Kam's place and saw that the fence had been filled in. At first I thought the owners were super on to it and had got it done then I realised by the age of the fence that it was obviously the neighbours putting back up the missing piece. It turns out that the hedge Willy accidentally cut through had been the bane of their existence and were thrilled to see it gone. Who could have guessed?!
They took a bunch more hedge out too but when I met the K of JNK later, she was super relaxed about it all and was really pleased with what had been done so far.
Yesterday I did the front of the building. I realise a lot of the images are barely recognisable. In this one, get your bearings by the windows.
Again, sorry for the crap images...
I knew the new tenants were going on a looksee on Wednesday and I wanted it be a less Tarzan or Jane and more Zen experience making their way up to their new front door so today I focused on the walkway. It was by far the toughest day so far. I'd asked my cousin if she knew any flax weavers who would like some flax because I knew I would have to trim it all today. The first question she asked was Is it the tall straight sort or the short floppy one? Until that second, I had never noticed the difference but when I looked around with new eyes, I could see there were about 5 of each. I told her when I'd be there and no-one came so I tentatively started 'sculpting' the flaxes and dug out two to replant in a bare space over the other side of the carpark. And more treasure. Two more substantial rocks!
You know how I said we just see the beauty in things and bring them out? This is what I mean. Those two rocks were completely covered by flax and all those cute little clumps of grasses? All there too. The bonus was a bunch of bark pushed up against the fence that I was able to rake down to cover the whole garden once I'd finished.
Tonight, after feeding father and in the pouring rain, I went back with my step-fathers lawn mower and whipped over the back grass area. With that close look at the back area, I realised I'm not even half way through yet! However, the only reason I wished I didn't see it all is that now I'm impatient to get back there and uncover and rearrange all those treasures too!