Some weekends just don't turn out as planned.
...as Sharon was driving home, she found a little ginger ball of bones that turned out to be a kitten.
Boris, as he is now known, is all spine and ribs and sunburnt face, but not much else. He now lives in our bathroom and is being regularly stuffed silly with food and water and vitamins. His ears and nose, which are badly burnt, are covered in paw paw cream, as is his little neck, which has lost all of its fur.
... our car died. Totally and completely died. After an adventure with towing and many phone calls, we were told our engine needs to be replaced.
Please note: Not our actual bus! Just a cute, relevant photo :-)
We're now using Sharon's giant school bus and keep getting inspired by the idea of a road trip!
... a severe storm hit Melbourne. If you didn't see it in the news, here's a great update:
Normally I get very excited by storms. They mean lots of silliness and running around and squealing in the rain. Saturday's storm, however, flooded the Pepperberry & Co. studio. Bad drainage in the building meant that water rushed in at ground level, and the crazy, 10cm large, solid hail stones broke through the roof and flooded us from above.
We lost quite a bit of stock, particularly paper; our office furniture got soaked; and we are yet to see if all of the machinery (computers, sewing machine, overlocker) that we rescued actually function. Our office kind of ending up looking like the shop they show in the video above.
We moved out of the studio on Sunday, and are currently working from home. Next weekend, we're moving the office into the spare room of our temporary rental property. And then, we'll try to regain some semblance of normality in our now very wet world.