Category Archives: DIY

How on Earth?


How is it from holes there can come A pile of earth, the total sum Amounts to much more Than the total score Of what they can hold? It is dumb! The pile that’s in storage now seen Just matches … Continue reading

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I Came, I Sawed, Nowhere Near Yet Conquered


Before and after pictures show How much sawing on the go, But more grief has to be faced Before pool can get replaced Now consensus that I see  Is that pool dug in should be; With all steps earth out … Continue reading

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WORTHWHILE WEEKEND WORK


On Saturday before the gala I went to the fleamarket with a particular shopping list in mind. Amazingly, I came away with everything I had wanted, at complete bargain prices. I got a light to attach to the shed ceiling, … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Cut Off


Our gardener needs to be fired: When trimming some limbs on a tree Caused phone line to need be rewired As you in the picture may see; The job may look quite rough and ready, But that was the best … Continue reading

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PORING OVER RAINWATER POURING WET


  Line blocked: scraps stuck in drain; To blow through, is a hazy plan to strike them free again? No! Climb up, slide stick from high — then message get: Water flows, but tap left on, so floor is wet! … Continue reading

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Filters with Sand


Today featured breakfast (with filter coffee) at our local surfing establishment near the beach, and then (after some tips from a friend on the wiring) a final completion of my sand filter installation. Neatening-up will follow later. Testing was interrupted … Continue reading

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Feeling CD and Highly Out of Sorts


Last evening after supper, just when I was gearing for a spot of blogging, the lights gave a pathetic flicker and died. I still don’t know whether that was a session of planned load-shedding, or a fault that got fixed … Continue reading

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