Upsides & Downsides

The universe has certainly tested us in the sector of 'nest building' namely in the process of getting building materials to site.
The council has been working on the bridge over our local creek that was damaged in the floods 12 months ago. This years flood had 20 metres of water roaring down the creek over the bridge and the earthmoving equipment, storage containers and smoko shed and apart from the excavator, everything else was washed away.
This resulted in the load limit of the bridge initially being lowered to 5 ton, then eventually raised to 15 ton. Naturally the last load of building materials plus delivery vehicle was waaay more than 15 ton, but with some local assistance in the form of a smaller crane truck, EVENTUALLY got everything in. 
The result is this - all the cladding finished!!

 The downside at present is that no, nil nothing in the way of jewelry has been made.
My eyesight has deteriorated to the extent that I struggle to work with fine detail. All is not lost as the upside is I am waiting for an appointment with a eye surgeon, Can't wait!


  1. The house is looking fabulous - despite all the problems the universe is throwing your way. Wishing you all the best for the appointment with the eye surgeon.

  2. Ahhh Greer, sorry to hear about the hassles you've been dealing with. The house is looking wonderful and will hopefully be a place of contentment for you soon. Just think of all that creativity building up until you can work again. That'll be worth the wait, eh?

  3. What a challenge you're having with the house...but it's looking wonderful and I'm sure it will be worth all the hassle. Eye problems are no fun! Hope all goes well with the appointment & surgeon.

  4. You will have a lovely house and all your tribulations will seem worthwhile, I hope. Hoping the surgeon can patch those peepers, too!