10 September 2010

Working the Garden

The cats were freaking out the past few days. The neighbours' children were firing loud crackers and fireworks randomly and at odd hours. EJ stayed indoors most of the time with windows and door almost closed.

EJ knew it would be quiet today, the day of the festival celebration of Aidilfitri, as all of them would be leaving for their respective hometown.

It would be the best time to work in the garden. The garden dividing wall really do need a paint. Weather cooperated beautifully this morning. It was cool with the sun behind the glooming clouds.

As soon as the last of the neighbours' car left, EJ started scrubbing, scraping and washing the old paint off the wall. It took over two hours and EJ stopped when a slight twinge on the back was felt.

EJ plans to start painting first thing tomorrow morning, repotting and rearranging the plants in the garden the following days before the neighbours come back.

15 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Good luck to EJ with his garden project; that is a lot of work, but it will be beautiful when it's finished...We don't like fireworks either, we hide under the bed...Happy Friday, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Au and Target said...

Sounds like HARD work. You need cats to give you a paw.

i beati said...

great projects I need to do a lot here..sandy

The Chair Speaks said...

Au and Target: Yes, received so many paw help when I tried paint the cat yard which is at least 4 times the size of the garden wall that after so many days of painting, I managed only a tenth of it! LOL! Taking a break to do the garden first!

Boom Nisanart said...

Wow ! You are so strong , EJ.
and Puddy want me to tell you your new garden should be " Catnip Garden " : )

Love and Purrs OOXXOOXX
Puddy and Boom

Old Kitty said...

Well done EJ!! Wow!! That really was such hard work - but you did it!! Hooray!!! Be very careful with your back though - please rest too!

Me and Charlie are glad that your kitties were safe with you during the celebrations!

Take care
x

Hannah and Lucy said...

There's a lot of painting to be done EJ - we hope that you have a large brush!!

Gattina said...

Poor cats ! Mine have a hard time at New Year's Eve ! Especially Arthur is scared and disappears in a wardrobe or under a bed !

Wish you a lot of courage to paint your wall ! I hope you show us the result !

meowmeowmans said...

That's a lot of fence to paint. We wish you much strength and stamina, EJ!

Poor kitties ... ours don't like fireworks and loud noises, either.

Aksharaa said...

AAhh!A talking chair!
We are so glad to have met you. Now we can tell our friends we have a unique friend.
Your cats are adorable, we have to admit...we do have a few cat-pals and we hope to make many more.In real life none seems to wanna play with us, they just sit on our wall and stare at us!!
wags,
Buddy n Ginger

Lucy the Cat said...

Sorry about the fireworks. Wow, I'm very impressed with all the work EJ is doing in the yard. She really has her work cut out for her! I hope the kitties are all doing well and the work gets finished before the neighbors return. I think I see how EJ is spending her weekend.

Luna, Luzie and Olli said...

Our cats hate firework too!
Great garden project, good luck for the work, EJ!

Carolyon said...

Sounds like a stressful day with all the fireworks!

Caro

cats of wildcat woods said...

we hide when we hear lous noises - they shoot guns off near us too sometimes. The wall will look so nice!

Amin said...

Interesting....