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My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 30th 2013 12:20 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful biggest boy.

The weather is glorious here today my boy, nice and warm, not a cloud in the sky, so bright and sunny, no wind except for a really gentle breeze. It would make a really stunning run and play day for you my boy, apparently its going to be nice weather for at least the next week or so, with a few days of rain later, then more sun.

I just went out and checked my runner beans to see if they are coming through the soil, they reckon it takes 7 to 14 days for them to germinate, today is day 8, so hopefully they will come through by next weekend. I might have to transplant the runner beans the pots I have sowed them in, into the ground. I'll look at that next weekend.

Yesterday Mia went for a tractor ride with her big uncle Mike, I don't know who was having more fun, him or Mia, they both had a huge smile on their faces. I hope Mike is keeping an eye on the diesel in the tractor tank, because I don't want to have to bleed the system if it runs out!

Your mum has hurt her back, I have no idea how she did it, I guess we're both getting frail now.

Its time for you to go play and have some fun with your buddies my boy.

I love you and I miss you so much my sweet and gentle boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 29th 2013 12:51 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful biggest boy.

It looks like a glorious day today, there is some cloud, but they are white and fluffy and the sun is shinning and just a gentle breeze, it would make a really nice run and play day for you my boy, you could chase Spud all you wanted to and maybe with Molly's help corner him and give him a good talking to.

Yesterday Mike was giving Mia a tractor ride, her face was a picture, she loves going for tractor rides with her big uncle Mike. As soon as she hears the tractor clatter into life she makes it known that she wants a ride, and if Mike drives away without her she gets a really sad face and starts crying. At the moment she's entertaining everyone with her little antics, that child is such a little actress, everyone is roaring with laughter. That child has brought so much happiness and laughter into the house, its unbelievable. She has certainly given me a new lease on life. My only hope is that she remembers me how I remember my Granddad, I loved him so much, with my uncle Charlie he was my hero.

Well I guess its time that you went and played with your buddies and had some fun.

I love and miss you so much Merlin, my best friend I ever had.

Your ever loving Daddy

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 27th 2013 11:55 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy, I hope the weather is better where you are. Last night was very cold and it poured with heavy rain all night long, thankfully its stopped raining and it look like it going to clear up although it very cloudy directly overhead. With luck it will blow over. Molly decided it was very cold last night and jumped up on my bed for a cuddle to get warm. With all this rain I hope it hasn't drowned my seed potatoes and runner beans, we'll just have to see.

Hopefully this weekend we can do a bit more sorting out the garden weeding and transplanting plants growing in pots. As I said, I want freshly picked runner beans and new potatoes for Christmas lunch. I really can't wait, there is nothing like picking fresh veggies straight from the garden.

Mia is one heck of an actress, she was dancing to music on the TV, it was so funny to watch Merlin, she was turning round and round, dipping and waving her arms in the air, it was definitely a Kodak moment. That child has brought so much laughter to the house, its so wonderful, she has given me a new lease on life. She is fast approaching the “Terrible Two's,” I know she is going to drive us all bonkers, but a nice kind of bonkers.

I guess its time that you went and had some more fun with your buddies, remember to keep a place for me my boy.

I love you so much Merlin.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

September 27th 2013 2:36 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Congratulations Merlin, your diary has been chosen as one of “Today's picks.” WELL DONE, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!

Last night we had fairly high winds and quite a bit of rain, I expected to see my runner bean wigwam laying over on its side but surprisingly its still upright. The rain will have done the beans a bit of good as well as my seed potatoes, hopefully we will have freshly picked potatoes and runner beans for Christmas lunch. I'm not too sure about the second batch of seed potatoes I intend to plant, the eyes haven't as yet produced any sprouts. I'll just have to wait and see. The rain has stopped but its extremely wet outside so Molly and Spud are going to get very wet indeed. But it would make a fairly good run and play day for you, as its very overcast there is a slight breeze so you could run and play all you wanted without getting overheated.

Mia is really getting into her character now, she is so amazing Merlin, she's just how I like a child to be, she has an amazing amount of fun with Mike her uncle, they play together and she screams with laughter. There's nothing better Merlin then the sound of a child's laughter in a house, that child has brought so much happiness into the house Merlin its unbelievable. Since you left Merlin I was sinking into that deep depression that you got me out of, I didn't care if I lived or died, as I thought I had nothing to look forward to, but now, oh boy she has pulled me up by my boot straps and I so much want to be here as long as I can with her, what would be even better is you here beside me. Molly is a sweet little girl, she has her bad points but her good points far outweigh her bad.

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

I love you so much Merlin

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 26th 2013 3:53 am
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Good afternoon Merlin, hows my sweet and wonderful big boy today.

I'm a bit late today as I haven't been sleeping too well lately, I keep waking up during the night, so I decided to catch up on some sleep today which has helped quite a bit.

Its quite a nice day today, its a bit windy but not too bad, (its not gale force!) there's a lot of white fluffy clouds and quite a lot of blue sky. During the day lately its been quite hot, in fact very hot so you would have to watch that you didn't overheat when chasing Spud around the property.

I didn't do as much as I wanted to yesterday, I was going to charge the tractor battery with one of the generators, but the fuse was blown and I didn't have another one. I've got to get hold of more fuses from somewhere. I watered the seed potatoes and runner beans yesterday, and Molly being so nosy had to see what I was doing, needless to say she got very wet. I sat outside for a while after watering and nearly fried sitting in the sun, so I sat on a chair in the garage where it was much cooler with Molly laying beside me. She is a sweet little girl Merlin and I know you would love her as much as I do.

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

I do love you Merlin so much, you know that...right?

Your ever loving Daddy

 

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.

 
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