Sunday, April 13, 2008

Another Finish!

I'd like y'all to meet (from left to right) Woody, Bandit and Fred. They've come to live with me here from New Zealand. The Otago Peninsula to be exact. This was a kit I bought when I was there about 4 years ago. One of the things I really liked about that country was the different animals that live there. I especially like how much of the land is set aside in National Trusts. We went to one of them on the Otago Peninsula. It is called the Penguin Place. You actually got to go out in blinds and the yellow-eyed penguins would parade past you on their way to their nests. We were literally only 2-3 feet away from them. Anyway this kit reminds of the wonderful visit we had. It needs washed and ironed but I was so excited about finishing it that I just had to post it. I'm also making good progress on my windmill from Michael Powell. I have had to chase that stupid frog away all morning. I've ripped out different parts of the fence several times now. BTW, my husband insisted that the animals needed names so he got had the privilege of naming them.
April started out the way March ended. We had a power failure that turned out to be caused by an underground cable failure. APS came out Friday to fix it. They dug their neat little holes and thought they would be out of there by noon. Well, what they (and the city) didn't know was the the water main was not where it was supposed to be. Instead of being under the street, it was under the sidewalk. To make a long story short, they punctured the main and 150,000 gallons of water went flowing down the street before they could turn it off. We had about 4-5 inches of mud on our driveway. The city has promised to make everything like new again. We'll be having 2 slabs of the driveway replaced (there's no foundation under it anymore) plus about 6 slabs of sidewalk and the road in front of our house will also have to be replaced. Now I'm sure not much more can happen but I've learned not to tempt fate.


Anonymous said...

Your finish is really nice, what a nice piece of memorabilia!

I hope the city is going to pay to have your driveway repaved (it's so expensive), I'm glad it didn't go into your house though.

I hope things will look up for you soon.

Can't wait to get together again. Hugs.

Bette said...

Yep, the city is paying for everything including the dead sod that was kept out of the ground for too long. And the driveway is cement so it will be out of commission for a while.

Sonda in OR said...

It's a wonderful piece! We are wildlife lovers ourselves!

karen said...

love your finish, i remember when you went there on vacation.

Hope everything starts looking up for you girl. Hope to see you soon, it's been awhile. Hugs

Sharon said...

Great finish! Congrats.