Handsome was supposed to be going away on a school trip leaving Mouse and me
in perfect peace to fend for ourselves for a week. However, with his bags almost packed and the sun cream ready to be slathered on, he reached for something in a top cupboard this morning and did his back in. So, he has spent today moving as little as possible and very very carefully, and the trip organiser has no doubt spent today attempting to find someone else to go.
I've just realised that all the food for this week was bought in double not triple quantities, Mouse'll be going hungry!
I have spent today proving (yet again) that I am totally inept (and possibly a bit girly?) when it comes to anything to do with tools. All I was trying to do was fix some chicken-wire along the missing panels of the fence between us and next door – because although I really appreciate his
escapingsometimes-free-range chickens, I don't appreciate them eating my lettuce. Actually it was a learning point for me that chickens eat lettuce…
Anyway, my attempts to fix chicken-wire failed totally at the point when I ran out of staples for the staple gun. I had just about managed to do one panel before that – it's not really squint, it's deliberately sculpted to be more attractive, that's why there's a big wavy bit at the top and the bottom is uneven. It's meant to be like that. Maybe if I persevere I can make it look like this…
I'll get some more staples tomorrow.