Today is February 1st!

White bunnies everyone. Here we are at the start of a new month.
The day started breezy and cold and we had a repair to do if the wind dropped.
Our neighbour’s fence was almost falling down and the last thing anyone wanted was for Kela to go walkabout like she did before.
Photo: Kela’s favourite spot in our house.

Hubby was able to remove enough featherboards to get on the other side and see what was what.  He cut away all the brambles so that he could work between the wooden fence and the council’s mesh fencing, then set to work getting rid of the rotted post. He was able to put in the repair spike and with my help used the sledgehammer to put the new post in situ.
He had to replace two featherboards as they were completely rotted, but once he’d sorted out the new post and attached the crossbeams to it, the fence would be solid, so there was no need to replace the second post.
Anyway it’s all done and not going anywhere. Everything has been tidied away and the only outstanding thing to do for her now is to replace a broken board on the veranda of her little summer house. She knew it was rotten, but there is nothing of her so it wasn’t until Hubby put his weight on it that it gave way. It’s fixable, so no problem and we can get a suitable board the next time we’re in one of the major town’s DIY outlets.

Lunch was therefore late and we settled down to fish, hash browns and beans for him and tomato pasta for me at 3pm.  We can have the last of our stew around 5 o’clock as it wasn’t substantial enough to be our main meal today.

Hope your day is going well. Keep safe everyone.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Today is February 1st!

  1. Steve Tanham says:

    Kela looks beautifully at home, Di. even if she does wander

    • She is so funny, goes straight to the doggy cupboard while we put down a bowl of water for her and put the kettle on for us, then she has a drink, her treat, and fops down on the floor, asleep in seconds! For a big dog, it is surprising how small gap has to be for her to get out! It’s curiosity as she is too big and old to run off, simply following her nose and pushing any obstacles out of her way!

  2. When we moved into our home we had someone come and remove years of overgrowth around the yard. Subsequently, we found that many of the neighbors fences were rotted and falling apart. One neighbor’s fence was so bad you could see into their yard. David and I went and picked up the fallen boards and screwed them back into place the best we could, even though it was not our fence. They didn’t even say thank you.

    • We’ve had a similar scenario. Having a dog, it’s important to keep our boundary fences intact.
      Hubby offered to have a look at her fence and could see what the problem was. He was reimbursed for the materials and now Kela is safe. Better still, someone can’t come into her garden either.

  3. Kela is a beautiful dog, Di. I am glad your hubby didn’t hurt himself when the board broke.

    • She is gorgeous and was no trouble when we looked after her when her owner was in hospital last year. We are glad that she sees this as her second home so in an emergency, her owner knows that she will be looked after (and spoilt rotten).

  4. murisopsis says:

    You are good neighbors! So glad your husband was able to make the repairs and Kela is safe!

  5. TanGental says:

    This reminds me of… 1987. We’d moved into a doey uppey of a house and that Easter replaced the garden fence with new 6 foot panels along 100 yards of thr garden. We’d never done anything like this and were quietly pleased. My dad even said well done which was rare. That autumn we had our first non local holiday and went to Peru. While there and unbeknownst to us the Michael Fish hurricane slept across England. When we arrived home rather anxiously we were delighted not only to see the roof still on but the fence still up. I glowed with pride until John my neighbour told me he’d put all the panels back as they’d been blown out in the wind. I never did tell dad that!

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