And Harper was so ill with the flu. This was her first illness apart from a cold. Our state has a huge breakout of a bad flu strain and the hospitals are overflowing. At first we were worried what was wrong with Harper (she went to the Doctor twice) but then her Dad got it. He said his whole body aches, his skin hurt, terrible stomach pains and headache, temperature and so on. Classic flu symptoms. Wednesday I was very worried about Harper. She looked terrible. She cried constantly. I felt sick.
Yesterday finally (the 7th day) Harper seemed much better and now Lucy has it.
Scarlett is only seven months old. It will be really bad if she gets it. I am so worried.
So my week has been mornings here and afternoons at their place. Two houses in messes!
I went to bed last night with a bad headache hoping it is not my turn with this flu.
So this week was a real barrel of laughs!
I am behind on everything including replies and correspondence.
Ok now to what I do have to report that is good!
We found one of our chickens had made a nest in the garden and was hiding her eggs...
Before the work on the floors began I started replanting our herb pots.
I have two stacks like this. They look bare now but soon will be overflowing. I planted lots of basil plus some cherry tomatoes around the bottom.
Chickie and Willie were helping!
Then the floor work started. Emptying my whole kitchen pantry was a big job!
This is what my kitchen looked like...
And this was the lounge room...
These were the "clean" photos of the tidied up stages!
However now the floors are down! There is still a lot of work to do as I have to repaint all the skirting boards and other jobs but I have a floor!
I have to admit it was tough to take photos but these areas are at least clean and basically put back together...
The floor looks kind of like a farm shed floor. I really love it.
There are things in wrong places still like the mirror but you can see the floor at least.
I got my spice cabinet painted and into position...
It fits this corner just perfectly! I still might rub it back and age it a bit but at least the painting is done.
I added a wooden appliqué to the top which I got on eBay for $5. And I used a bird Christmas decoration to hang from my key. (it came with a filthy old cord key holder!)
This weekend I hope to set it up with my herbs and spices.
In the store I found shampoo and conditioners I like out for $1 and $2 plus bubble bath for that price as well. I stocked up on these as they were well below half price.
Overall, even though I have a lot of unpacking to do, this was all big progress!
I washed all my lounge covers. I thought while we are moving everything I might as well spring clean the covers.
We lived on meals from the freezer and I was able to feed us and Lucy's household while in a crisis with wholesome meals. This is the power of getting ahead in action. When my kitchen is properly up and running again I will get back to building up the freezer again. But it has been wonderful to have things to just thaw and heat.
Now to set up my kitchen in a whole new and better way! Hopefully by this time next week it will all be really good.
I can't report on my Vicky Challenge but I will attempt to work it out over the weekend.
I hope you had a good week! How did you build up your home, save or get ahead? We all have good and bad weeks! Some weeks we are just treading water! These are the weeks that getting ahead pays off. They remind me of why we should make hay while the sun shines! xxx