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29 July 2011 @ 05:42 pm
Woo-hoo!  
I'm back!! I hope. Last time I got this far but the post wouldn't actually go through, so crossing my fingers and hoping right now.



I took off for a few days to visit some interstate friends, and found that the church just up the road from them is for sale. It's here; on 16 acres, with a pecan plantation, it features a beautiful interior with rich wood panelling, cedar doors, and all that wonderful interior space. I'd love this, but at $845k it's a tad outside my price range *g*.

We've had some cold nights recently and it was even colder at my friends'. Not helped by their keeping the front and back doors open all night so the inside was no warmer than the outside. I don't understand how they don't feel the cold; I was so glad, on the morning I left, to get into my car and crank the heater way up just so I could get some feeling back into my feet.

What else? This week seems to have flown by, as holidays are wont to do. One accomplishment has me fairly pleased; I've started work on a new garden in the bottom corner of my yard. Tree ferns, birds nest ferns, some ground covers and a couple of miniature tibouchinas for colour, plus a paved path into the middle of it. Took some "before" shots, and will take some more photos in about twelve months' time for comparison.

My series 4 of The Chief arrived today, but according to amazon.co.uk the S3 of George Gently won't be released until September. I'm regretting ordering that, now, as I noticed on Wednesday that it's already available here. That's a turn-up; usually these things are released in UK long before they grace our shores!
 
 
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catsdownunder: WOWcatsdownunder on July 29th, 2011 08:09 am (UTC)
LJ is being very nice at the moment so will try and make hay even though it is raining ... well we here in the west do need the rain.

I must upload pics of Rosie Cat ... she has been obliging of late.

Very unusual for something to be released here first. I am waiting for the next Ultimate Editions of Harry to be released. Have 1 and 2 and they are much better with the deleted scenes added.

Have a great weekend!

miwahni: HP Young Severusmiwahni on July 29th, 2011 10:13 am (UTC)
Good to hear you've got the rain still.

The Ultimate Editions would be good. I just have the plain versions from when they were first released and I must admit I haven't watched them for ages. I've been considering having a HP marathon once I've seen the new movie (Sunday!) .
catsdownunder: OneWaycatsdownunder on July 29th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
Right, so after Sunday I won't have to worry about spoilers ... can feel a Harry Potter post or two coming up.

A little bit more rain too. June and July this year have definitely been better than last year, however, we are still playing catch up.
miwahni: HP snape expelliarmusmiwahni on July 30th, 2011 08:43 am (UTC)
Don't worry about spoilers, there's been a lot of discussion on HPforgrownups that I've picked up a lot of the book/ movie differences already.
catsdownunder: Voldycatsdownunder on July 30th, 2011 10:13 am (UTC)
The only complaint I have about Part 1 and Part 2 ... is Lupin. Otherwise the changes have been for the better. It is a movie I will glady watch over and over.

I hope you enjoy it.
sunray45: Doyle Hot IOABPsunray45 on July 29th, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
It gets cold enough down that way without letting it into the house. It's a wonder you didn't get frostbite. *g*

That old church does look nice if you wanted to live there - and could afford it.

A new garden! That should look very nice when it's finished.
miwahni: Random Snowflakemiwahni on July 29th, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC)
Frostbite was a distinct possibility. When I left to come home the temp had risen to seven degrees; I shudder (shiver!) to think how cold it actually got overnight.

Church is gorgeous. It's something I've always wanted - an old country church converted to a living space. But the money side of things is a bit of a stumbling block. Ah well, I can dream.
Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- GRIN (Pros)draycevixen on July 29th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)

I think we should buy two as it's such a bargain. *whistles*
miwahni: Pros private madnessmiwahni on July 30th, 2011 08:44 am (UTC)
Oh def. God knows I have a cool mill-and-a-half just lying about doing bugger-all. *g*