Saturday, February 23, 2013

This time 2 years ago....

This time 2 years ago, we were having to use a bucket under some discretely placed tarpaulin to do our business, had to haul water from a well and dine by candlelight on rapidly defrosting food in whatever order it was thawing out fastest!

Today, the sun is out and we had a few shakes over night - but to be honest I think it's time I straightened and flew right! The caterpillars are back in the yard we can't live in (all power to them, they won't let a poxy insurance company dictate where and when they will do their thing) and they look pretty good, don't you think?



We have seen dwindling numbers of Monarch Butterflies over the years so we are hoping our lot will at least brighten someone's day when the finally emerge resplendant!

We still are no closer to having our own home rebuilt but the Insurance company at least have decided they would like to attempt discussion - so! Lawyers back on their leashes and we will see if common sense will prevail.

I had three weeks off work over January and I think I am finally ready to face the world again. Hopefully your livers will be up to my return to the blogosphere. Cheers! Make mine a double.



8 comments:

Steve said...

Onwards and upwards... here's hoping you reach the plateau of contentment soon.

VioletSky said...

That is a lot of caterpillars!
It does seem incomprehensible that you are still fighting with insurance to get your home rebuilt.

louciao said...

It's been quite a drought without you. Hearing that you may be emerging back into blogland like a butterfly from the cocoon makes me feel all warm and fuzzy like a caterpillar.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

I remember that it was you and your butterflies that I came in on before the Big Quake changed tranquil observations. Neat to see these baby Monarchs getting on in Life.

Pixie said...

love

Marginalia said...

This is not right.

What's gone wrong? In New Zealand, a land full of Scottish Protestants, you'd have expected the town to have been rebuilt by now.

Vicky said...

I was there when the Feb eq hit and tried to watch a couple of docos on tv over the weekend but found I couldn't watch the 2nd one, it bought all my emotions to the top.
I have been back since and I am planning on hopefully heading back for Christmas this year!

Rol said...

I sympathise over our insurance company woe - I'm having all kinds of hassles with mine at the moment over a very minor car accident... I can only imagine the horror that must be involved dealing with something of the magnitude you're having to with the bloody useless idiots.