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Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy.

September 24th 2013 10:58 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Today looks very much like the past few days very overcast with some blue sky, no wind and thankfully no rain, so it should be a good day for you to run and play.

Yesterday we were going to do so much work, like planting and so on, but the day got away from us. Your mum went shopping with Melissa and Mia, when those three get together there is no knowing when they are coming home. I put melon seeds into pots so they can hopefully germinate and not much else, oh yes your mum mike and I repaired the fence screen to stop the dogs attacking each other, then later had massive home made beef burgers cooked on the braai (BBQ), watched TV and then went to bed. This morning I intend to charge the battery on the tractor using one of the generators which will give it a boost charge. I really need to change the alternator as the one on there is not working. As I've said before, I've got so many projects planned for next year my head is spinning.

Molly at times drives me bonkers, she either follows me (which I don't mind) or she walks in front of me and keeps stopping and looking back to make sure that I am following (which I do mind) and I nearly fall over her. I've just looked outside and the clouds above here look very angry, I think we could be in for some rain, which is a pain as I wont be able to drag the generator outside to charge the tractor battery.

I suppose its time that you went and played with your buddies.

I love you Merlin, please never forget that my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 23rd 2013 11:51 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Its quite a nice day here today, very much like yesterday, very overcast with some blue sky, but thankfully no wind so it would be a nice run and play day for you my boy. Yesterday your mum did quite a bit of weed clearing which she intends to do again today and I'll plant some more runner beans, but this time in pots. Of course Mia was helping, she loves being outside with your mum, just like you did, you loved helping your mum pull out weeds. I suppose that as its a public holiday Mia will want her uncle Mike to give her a tractor ride around the property. She really loves her uncle Mike and he loves her so much.

Yesterday morning as I mentioned in your diary, Mikes car wouldn't start, your mum gave him a lift to work while I put his car battery on charge during the day. When Mike came home he managed to get his car started, I guess one of the engine management systems needed rebooting, just like a computer. I think he was worried that he would have to spend a lot of money to get it sorted out, so it was quite a relief when his car fired up, albeit a bit rough at first, then sorted it self out. I really hope I can get my pension pay out so I can buy myself a new little diesel work truck and buy Mike a new car. Although it wont be a big car, its going to be a nice little runabout that's cheap to run, like your mums new car.

I guess its time that you went and played with your buddies and have some more fun and games.

I love you Merlin and I always will.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy.

September 22nd 2013 10:26 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Its quite nice this morning, albeit very overcast, at least its not raining and thankfully its not windy, so it would be a good run and play day for you.

Yesterday after posting your diary your mum, Mike and I went shopping, we got the gas for the cookers and petrol for the generators, then went and had a look at some new vehicles, then went and got sizes and prices for wood to rebuild the trailer. I've now got to work out the cheapest option. When we came home Molly came running up to me crying, its like I had been away for years and not a few hours. She is a sweet little girl Merlin, she really is. Then when we came home we planted the first crop of seed potatoes, the second crop will go in the ground in about a month, the first crop of runner beans also went in the ground and a second crop is going into pots for trailing at the back of the house. It will be interesting to see which crop of runner beans will give the best results. I never let potatoes mature to full size, I always pick them when they are about the size of a hens egg, stunning with fresh runner beans and roast beef.

Oh dear, I went to let Mike out with his car and it wont start so your mum has had to run him into work. I've put the battery on charge, so hopefully we can get it running today. Mike does need a new car, but that wont happen until February when (I hope) my pension comes through.

I suppose its time for you to go play with your buddies and have some fun.

I love you so much Merlin, never forget that.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 22nd 2013 12:52 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Its a glorious day today, nice and bright and sunny, not a cloud in the sky and no wind. It would be a beautiful run and play day for you my boy.

Yesterday morning we had quite a bit of rain, so Mike and I had to work in the garage to get the generators running, it took awhile but we finally got them both working. Then later on the rain cleared up so we hooked up the biggest generator to the welder and did a bit of repair work on one of the gates, I was quite pleased that the generator handled the load quite well. This morning your mum, Mike and I are going to get some gas for the cookers, I also want to have a look at some new cars and trucks. Yesterday your mum and Melissa helped prepare some of the beds for the runner beans and the potatoes which we will try and finish off today as long as the weather holds out.

Mia wanted to go for a ride on the tractor, so her uncle Mike had to get it started which is a mission in itself, but it finally clattered into life, he put her on his lap and took her for a ride around the property. I don't know who was having more fun, Mike or Mia. Mike really loves Mia, you can see it in his face. I suppose she will want to go for a ride this afternoon after we come back from shopping.

I suppose its time for you and your buddies to go and have some more fun.

I love you so much my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 21st 2013 1:14 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

It looks like to be quite a nice day today, albeit a bit chilly, there is some dark clouds but there's more blue sky. Later on after I have finished this diary entry Mike my son and I are going to do a bit of work, sorting out the generators and weld one of the gates where one of the welds broke. It should only take a few minutes. Later on today we're going to plant a few seed potatoes and build the wigwams for the runner beans, then its a long wait for them to grow. I never let either grow to maturity, I pick them early so we get small baby potatoes and sweet and succulent baby runner beans, just right for Christmas lunch or a Sunday roast

My back has really been hurting the past few days, yesterday it was like an electric shock went through the small of the back, it very nearly made me sick. I'm really fed up with being in pain all the time, no I'm not feeling down Merlin, I just wish the pain would go away.

Mike my son might be losing his job Christmas, his company isn't doing too well and the owner has stated that they have got 3 months for things to improve or he is closing the factory down. Mike had better start looking for another job, not so easy in this economic climate. We'll see how things go.

I guess its time for you to go play with your buddies. Remember to keep a place for me.

I love you so much my boy, please never forget that OK?

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

Everyone has been so kind

September 20th 2013 2:25 am
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Thank you all for showing such wonderful kindness to my doggies family, I appreciate it very much.

Merlins Daddy

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

September 20th 2013 2:18 am
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You are such a lucky boy you have been given a pirate flag and a pirate. Well done my boy.

Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Earlier this morning it was pouring with rain, and I mean heavy rain on top of that its very cold, so cold that there is snow on the mountains, albeit a slight dusting, its still cold enough to snow.

The dogs are outside except for Bella, she don't go outside if its cold. I guess she feels the cold in her old bones now, she only ventures outside if its warm. Spud was being his usual bully self, knocking over Molly, I just wish she was bigger and heavier and knock him over for a change. BUT, when she loses her temper with him he runs because he knows she means it and is likely to bite him.

Poor little Mia was sick yesterday, she was crying all night and all morning so Melissa took her to the doctor, who found that she has pharyngitis. Anyway he's given her some medication and she is a lot happier today and playful. Melissa is keeping her home until Monday so it has time to clear up.

I've got a lot of projects going through my mind once my pension comes through, they are going to keep me very very busy. Not too busy to talk to you everyday my boy.

I suppose its time that you and your buddies went and had some more fun.

I love you and miss you so much Merlin, I hope you hear me when I talk to you when everything is quiet in the house.

Your ever loving Daddy

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

September 19th 2013 2:37 am
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MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN!!!!Your diary has been chosen as one of today's picks. WELL DONE! I AM so proud of you my boy.

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy. I didn't get much sleep last night, so I caught up this morning and woke up just before 11:30am.

Its very overcast again Merlin, but thankfully no rain and the wind has dropped, now its just a very gentle breeze. Although that can change in a heartbeat to a raging storm.

Yesterday I was preparing the veggie beds and the seed potatoes and runner beans. As I was digging up clods of weeds Molly would run up, grab the weeds and pull them the ground, then she would run off shaking the dirt off. Doing that she is a very helpful little girl and saves me bending over, which is very painful now. I had to come inside as I hurt my back and had to take some very strong painkillers. This morning I'm not going to do any gardening I'm going to sort out the two generators by charging their batteries and pumping up the tyres on the wheels. I want those generators running properly as we never know when the power here is going to go down. Since my dad died last year the generators have been left to sit there not running. Its a pity as they are both very good, quite a high output.

I spoke too soon, the wind has picked up again, I just checked from horizon to horizon and cannot see any blue sky at all. Oh well, never mind.

I guess its time for you to go play with your buddies and have some more fun.

I love you my sweet and wonderful big boy and I miss you so much.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin.

September 17th 2013 11:03 pm
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Good morning Merlin my so sweet and wonderful big boy.

Well, its a better day today then yesterday, its extremely cloudy with some blue sky poking through but thankfully no rain or wind, although the air is very damp, not humid, just damp.

I've got to check out the weather for the next week as I've got some planing to do. I've got some runner bean seeds and some seed potatoes, which have got to be prepared before plating, but I can't plant if there is a bad storm on the way as it will destroy anything I plant. I've also got to prepare the seed beds, get rid of any weeds and break up the soil. Hopefully I will have baby new potatoes and freshly picked runner beans for Christmas day lunch, so I may have to do two lots of planting, one lot early and the second lot later. There's nothing like new baby potatoes and fresh runner beans picked the same day as they are cooked. My mouth is watering already.

This year Mike is going to have to play Santa for Mia, the Santa suit didn't quite fit me last year and Mia didn't seem that interested. We'll see how it goes.

I suppose its time that you went and had some fun with your buddies my boy.

I love and I miss you so much Merlin, please do not forget that my boy, when I cross the bridge I would like it if you were there waiting for me.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 17th 2013 2:10 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

The weather is really nasty again today, its very overcast with a misty rain, there is a breeze, nothing too bad, but it is a bit chilly outside. I don't think you would like running and playing outside today, Molly has come back indoors, Spud has stayed outside, but then again there's no accounting for Spuds actions.

Mia is unwell again, she's very chesty and crying. We're starting to think that she could well be allergic to cats, I keep telling Melissa there's too many cats in the house, she should never have taken on the last four to try and get rid of from a friend who was moving overseas. If Melissa had asked me I would have put the kibosh on four more moggies. I guess that's why she never asked me, but I have told her NO MORE CATS!!!!

I'm still working in my head what I want to do with the trailer and the materials and tools I am going to need, on top of that I am thinking about growing potatoes and runner beans. Getting hold of runner bean seeds is easy, getting hold of seed potatoes not so much. One thing that worries me is the high winds we get here, its going to blow over any structure I build for the runner beans. The best place for the runner beans is also very exposed. I'll work it out somehow.

I guess its time for you to go and have some fun with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin, so much my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 
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