It was a little odd. Finding the wallet on the floor of my walk in robe covered in nasty mold.
Not so much the fact that it was on the floor, that happens, but the mold?
It was an old wallet, so I tossed it in the bin and later mentioned it to hubby.
He had recently mended a small hole in the ceiling, something we had noticed but thought the damage might have been done with a knock one time perhaps when putting a case on an upper shelf.
Looking at his patch work though, the fresh plaster looked bubbled and so our thoughts went to water and perhaps a leak in the roof.
We have a tin roof, and thought perhaps one of the roofing screws had come loose.
So like a good hubby, he got the ladder out and went up into the roof space.
What he saw though surprised us both.
A large crack and dent in the roof, obviously from an impact of what was probably a large piece of airborne rock created when there was blasting a few months ago while the new road was being constructed.
We had found rocks in the pool, on the pavement and had noticed a small piece on the roof but this particular bit of damage had been missed until the winter rains had flowed into our roof space.
So tomorrow, hubby will be ringing the road people and organising them to get the damage fixed. Frustrating.
It had been a fairly uneventful weekend up to that point.
Art class had seen me finish finally the cityscape.
I knew I was nearly done, I just was stuck as to what it needed to get the balance right.
Happily my lovely teacher and classmates gave me some suggestions – darken the clouds, brighten the centre buildings and it was ready to be signed.
Then I pulled out the man on the bench painting. I was properly stuck on that one and again with my teacher’s guidance I got it sorted.
I softened the horizon line which created distance. Lightened the water in places and adjusted the wave line. The boats got a slight change of colour but without changing the size or tone.
And then I signed it.
Next week I hope to start something new in class. I haven’t done any further painting this weekend. Not sure if it is the fact that Spring is on its way, but I have been sorting and throwing out and re-organising my studio.
I am a bit of a magpie so I need to every so often have a good chuck out to clear the decks ready for my next project.
Now I have a challenge for you my lovely reader’s. Especially those of you non Aussies.
Without Googling or even thinking terribly hard about it (first thing that comes into your mind even) I would love to know what you think the meanings of the following Aussie slang words are.
4. Carked it
10. Woop woop
I know I have used some of them in posts so lets just see if you guys know what they mean.
Remember, no cheating by looking it up.
Let’s have some fun and I will post the definitions/meanings next time.
Time to bung the roast on. Lovely leg o’ lamb for dinner with roast veg.
Until next time