Friday, July 23, 2010

My Story

I was working recently with an electrician which my family has know for many years. We were talking about everything in general when he started telling me a story about a job he had done earlier that week. He began to tell me that he was working at a young ladies house when he noticed, sleeping on her couch, a rather large cat. He made a remark about how big it was and she replied, "yea its a pure bread Persian and it weighs about 9 kilograms, I'm not very happy with it though". He went on to ask why she was so unhappy with this seemingly peaceful cat. She then proceeded to tell him that one week earlier she had gone out and bought a miniature shih tzu puppy. She had the puppy for a few days and had bought it a special bowl and special food and everything was going well. She went off to work one day and when she returned home she couldn't find the dog. She looked everywhere in her home until she found something she wasn't expecting. There on the ground in front of her were two back legs and half of a tail. The big fat Persian, weighing in at about 9 kilograms had eaten the whole dog!!! She then stated that the little puppy cost her $400 and that she had never had a $400 dollar meal in her life but her lazy fat cat had now enjoyed a $400 Shih Tzu mignon. She was very unhappy.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Foggy Start

The other morning I walked out to the garage to get in my Ute and start another day and when the roller door went up, this is what confronted me. The fog gave the whole street an eerie peaceful glow. The trees up and down the street looked spectacular with their dull colours and a white back ground. It made everything seem dream like.

It wasn't the best start to the morning because its hard to get motivated when the world was dressed in its softest clothes but I managed the get to work and the day turned out to be pretty rewarding.

Friday, July 16, 2010

My Observations

Today was a funny day. Not due to the work I did, that was quite boring, but due to what happened to me while I was having lunch. We were working near a shopping center so we went there to have lunch. We were sitting outside one of the coffee shops right near the entrance doors waiting for our food and coffee when a little girl ran full speed into the glass sliding doors. She must have thought they were going to open quicker than they did and ended up hitting them. She was fine and got up and walked off but I thought it was pretty funny. Only two minutes later and women walked out of the coffee shop and walked straight into the table we were sitting at. She obviously was paying any attention to where she was walking and nearly fell on her face. She got up and walked away fine but again I thought it was pretty funny. It was a bizarre series of events.

It was a very mundane day so I appreciated two lighter moments. Byes

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Pizza Night

Last night, even though it was a lazy Monday night, I came home and made pizza's. We have people over all the time and make home made pizza's but not normally on a week night because it is a lot of work and is time consuming. We have two pizza stones that we put in the oven to cook the pizza's perfectly. Last night I just felt like pizza, so I made it...

I got very carried away with the chili flakes on the last two but they were still incredible. I definitely have to make them more often. Come round some time, Phil's Pizzeria!

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Job of the Week

Well the job for this week is another concreting job. It was a concrete slab 15 meters by 12 meters located at a scrap metal recyclers. It was an odd place to work because all day long cars were being crushed and different types and pieces of metal were going everywhere. It was a hard days work because there were only three of us but we got it all done and the end result was pretty good.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My Wild Winter Weather

Friday night was a night of extreme winds and rain. When we woke up Saturday morning the front yard was littered with tree branches and leaf litter. One larger branch managed to fall directly on our phone cable and had pulled it out from the house. It meant we had no phone or internet which was really quit a pain. I called the phone providers and told them of our problem and was told that this was a very common problem in the area after the winds from the night before.

Not having the internet was surprisingly annoying and I never realized how much Domi and I rely on it. Our service has just been re-connected so here I am! How exciting. The internet feels new again.


Thursday, July 01, 2010

My Job of the Week

Well this is a new segment here at the Spud Blog. Its called job of the week and well its were I post a photo from a job I did this week. Pretty simple. This week's job of the week is a small bedroom and bathroom addition. We poured the slab and then it rained and I got soaked trying to finish the concrete. Awesome. Enjoy.