Entries in personal (23)

Saturday
Jan152011

The municipality has started filling the hole

The gigantic hole is under repair - this week the municipality started sandbagging and replacing pipes. Two schools are about a kilometer away from this hole - so there will be general chaos when the schools open this next week on Tuesday.   The traffic jams are hectic without this road obstruction - it might be faster to walk to school...

 

Thursday
Jan062011

The pothole that won't stop growing...

We have been watching the pothole grow daily. Two days ago it was the size of a car...
& now two cars could fit into the hole. I just hope the municipality does something before it swallows my house. 
 

Tuesday
Jan042011

Pothole outside my house

Fred & I were on the way to the gym on Sunday & as we turned into the road from our garage we narrowly missed a pothole in the road.  Someone had marked the road with an orange rubbish bin - but if Fred didn't have sharp vision - we probably would have ended up in the pothole. We found an advertising sign (that was big enough for traffic to avoid) & put it up in front of the hole & by the time we had finished the police had arrived. They then organised for a bigger blockade of the hole. The first pics were the size that was initially visible & the last two pics are of what was underneath the hanging tar.

Friday
Dec032010

A touching gift

One of my Grade 12 students, Chelsea, made this iphone case for me - hand embroidered on both sides. The one side has my surname & the other side has a portrait of my cat Sam.

Wednesday
Aug252010

Feel the Love

I have been feeling quite stressed and depressed in the last few weeks - just completely overwhelmed with far too much to do. My friend Gaye gave me this heart necklace today (bought from Fat Tuesday - a charming little gallery & shop in Kloof) & I came across a screen shot of what my Grade 12's wrote on my smartboard that I had saved a week ago. I am feeling much better now - amazing what little gestures can do - to restore one's spirits.