And the lake is full of oyster beds and bird life. There is also the boat ramp giving access to the ocean.
The delivery truck arrived as promised - with the driver and his sidekick making the necessary calls - all was good.
I must now ask the question - is it too much for your budget or that of the carrier, to allow for some sort of suitable tape to be used on items purchased, that have already been put together and are now being professionally delivered. Both items I purchased have drawers. Lots of drawers. The pair I will now refer to as Laurel and Hardy, passed the first item down off the truck - this chest of drawers had 8 drawers - all the drawers were still in place. They are held in place by oversized sticky tape. Each drawer is stuck to the next with sticky tape, however, none of the drawers are actually stuck to the unit with any degree of security. My driveway has a slope. Downhill. The cabinet goes on the trolley with the drawers facing - yep you guessed it - downhill. They nearly made it to the destination of the garage, but alas one of the bottom drawers flies out and is now not as it was. Fortunately for the second items, again with eight drawers, they wisely decided it was probably best to carry it with the drawers facing up.
I got an email back telling me they had received my email, and could "I" ring them to discuss the matter. I think it was from the store manager. Have you rung Ikea - ring the number, get 5 options - replying to their email wasn't one of them. Picked an option that sounded like it might do the trick, got some more options, didn't choose one quick enough, got some more options, could have been the same set, I was too busy thinking to myself, "shouldn't they be ringing me - isn't that the right way to handle a complaint?. Finally got one of the comrades - I mean co-workers - who advised the person who sent me the email wasn't available and went off to fossick through their files to find my complaint. After a number of platitudes on Ikea's behalf - we finished the conversation - no real answer to the complaint.......so if you are going to Ikea and you buy some ready made furniture or think you might buy some made up furniture, take your own tape or are roll of glad wrap and wrap the pieces when you take it to the delivery point.
Can you paint Ikea furniture - if it is the timber finish stuff - yes you can. Make sure you give it a really good sand (Husband was able to fix drawer after its skid across the concrete).....
...and use a three part undercoat.
I wanted to give the furniture a distressed/whitewash look. So one piece was painted in turquoise blaze and then given the white wash treatment.
I am poetically calling it seaglass. Here is one of the drawers. When the painting part was finished - I did two coats of the turquoise colour, and two coats of white wash - I finished with three coats of varnish. After the white wash stage, I got to work with the sand paper and took the edges off and scratched the paintwork up a bit for the distressed look. It was all then given a coat of beeswax.
This little fellow was hanging around the barbeque area of our holiday accommodation. Two of us were trying to get the perfect shot, it was dark, he was probably seeing spots for a while.
Merimbula celebrate 100 years of settlement just before Easter, we were lucky enough to be in town when "The Roulettes" made a splash across the sky.
People lined the road when she was due to leave. The runway is right along the main road, and after much tooing and froing as to which end of the runway she would depart, a few of us took off jogging /fast walking to get to a spot for a good photo of the take off. A very kind gentleman stopped me (I must have looked professional with my superdooper lens on) and offered me a spot on the back of his ute to take pictures over the fence. So we know Connie is ready to leave, the lights go on and the engines fire up (literally).....
When I saw the flames coming out of the back of the engines on the way out - my fear of flying was further enhanced......
And she did a fly over.....
Have a great week. Bye for now. Sue xxx