|Mike and Myles|
|Oli in his school uniform.|
At the other end of the size scale I also finished this little number. It's only 13" by 13" but has over 320 pieces.
I also finished a lead light skylight diffuser with a gum leaf design. I found the design on the net then expanded it and adjusted it a bit freehand to make it fit the required measurements. It's not installed yet but I think it will look much better than the fake lead light that is there at the moment.
Mike has been busy moving soil from our driveway to the back of the house as during the last lot of rain we had the driveway turned into a quagmire. Mud was everywhere. The driveway is now much flatter and has a rocky base so we will see what happens the next time it rains and decide whether further gravel is required.
|The driveway in front of the house.|
|The back of the house showing all the soil Mike has moved from the driveway.|
Life at Mt Vic is very easy. Mike has settled into retirement without any regrets and is not missing getting up at 4.30 every day and travelling in to the Opera House. Now that it is getting cold we have the Rayburn going in the kitchen and I am getting used to its ways. It warms the house really well and has a great stove top, oven and warming oven. It's a shame the water heating part is not working but hopefully it can be fixed one day. Right now though the gas hot water is fine and on demand. No fire lighting required to have a shower!!
We have also started doing some bush walks as we are surrounded by many tracks and stunning views nearby. We have walked down Lockyers Track and back up the Cox's Road at the end of Mt York Road. That was about 10km and quite steep at the end. Then we did another one going down Lawson's Long Alley to Hartley Vale and back up Lockyers Track. That was 11.3km and we were quite exhausted when we got back to the car. On Monday we walked from Govetts Leap to Evans Lookout in Blackheath and back again. The views of the Grose Valley were spectacular. It took about 2.5 hours return and we both had jelly legs by the end due to the steps but it was well worth it.
We are so lucky to have all this natural beauty at our doorstep!