A review, a snake, and The RUC
I’m putting my latest update below my thank you to Elisa (Lost Inside the Covers) just in case you didn’t want to be confronted with the image of a snake when you opened my post.
Hey, no need to thank me!
Elisa has been kind enough to review my latest novel The Eleventh Question so if you’re interested in reading reviews and want to know if she loved, hated, or was indifferent to the book, please feel free to take a look…
Update on the Old Farmhouse
I’ve almost recovered from my road trip and there’s a lot to do out at the farm. I was pulling out the bedroom ceiling yesterday only to be greeted by an intruder who was happily feeding on the rats that had moved in when we moved out. He wasn’t too happy with me for disturbing his dinner. He is Boiga irregularis (and I thought I was going to be irregular when I spotted him). I didn’t have time to grab the camera (as I took off
screaming doing a silent rain-dance from the room), but I‘ve put a picture of his daddy (below) from Wikipedia.
Hey, buddy – can’t you see I’m trying eat?!!!
Because I don’t like killing things (and he’s not a poisonous snake), I left him there to digest his meal. The rat’s nest has been completely cleared out so (hopefully) he’ll find another vacant homestead to reside in before I walk back inside for the last time…
…due to the Big Change of Plans
The farmhouse is now completely stripped bare and unfortunately this has revealed some structural damage from the last cyclone. We mentioned this to a friend of ours who told another friend and so on and so forth and before we knew it – we were offered another farmhouse to put in its place.
So the skeleton of the old farmhouse is coming down (and will receive a fitting burial) *insert tears here* and a beautiful Queenslander that was once a wartime homestead converted to a Rugby Union Club will be moved into its place. From this day forth our home will be known as The RUC (Rugby Union Club). Hubby is happy because it has a bar, a Foosball table and a cool-room for the beers.
So there you have it. Once the RUC has been moved onto the land (with a fresh lick of paint and new roof) I’ll post more pics of it.
A lot of equipment is needed to move this beauty. It should be on its way to the farm in the next few weeks. If I can get pics of them carrying it on the truck I’ll post them here.
I hope you’re having a wonderful new year!!