Day 7. Dust, Rubble And Limericks

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I am really excited that the work is progressing so fast. It’s Day 7 and most of the major work including cutting channels for the electrics in the rear half of the apartment is almost completed. Still lots to do, tiling, an archway in the kitchen, a window for the second bedroom plus a new front door. The weather has been fantastic, hot and sunny, but with a nice cool breeze. I hope it stays that way.

It’s almost impossible to blog, think or stay sane with the noise and when the builders leave for the day I have to brush through their work area. Much more to do tonight as there is dust everywhere. You ladies would have a heart attack !!


Time for some fun !!

I had a bit of fun in my last post with a couple of limericks and I would like to do some more with you. I would love you to give me your (or a) name and a couple of words which you would like me to put into the personalised limerick for you. I will be kind, probably teasing and a bit raunchy but I won’t be cruel. Please don’t use big words like dyslexia or superannuation. Just simple words as my brain is scrambled with the noise of the building work.

So what have you got for me ???


Ralph xox Β  πŸ™‚


67 Comments on “Day 7. Dust, Rubble And Limericks

  1. I wouldn’t have a heart attack at all. I’ve been through it a dozen times already, with hubby being a DIY fanatic. He’s almost demolished and rebuilt two house we lived in, and that whilst we were living in them and he had a full time job, so evenings and weekends were a nightmare. 8OThe end result was well worth it though. Yours is looking good. πŸ™‚
    My couple of words would be ‘blonde’ and ‘paradise’. Do your worst. πŸ˜€


    • Wow, you have been through it. A dozen times? No way Sylvia !!
      Let’s see what I can do for you πŸ˜€

      There is a blonde lady from paradise,
      Whose hair is as long as the crow flies
      The trouble it seems
      It comes out of her jeans
      With which she polishes the floor with enterprise.

      hehe !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Well you did say “Do your worst” πŸ˜‰ Now that was a carrot for a donkey which happens to be my day job πŸ˜‰ I’ll write you a nice one if you like my friend πŸ˜€


      • Sylvia, well travelled from paradise,
        Whose life is difficult to catagorise.
        She’s been here and there
        Cuddled tiger and bear
        Found at the end of her bed with sleepy eyes.

        Better? πŸ˜€


  2. I really like your sinks and doors! It is a fabulous view! Please be careful about inhaling all that dust too.

    Vicki (friend) – cookies – bonfires – beer – sparks – truck – stars

    You can pick any or all of the words for the limerick if you decide to make one. I’ll print it out and give it to her if you do! She’ll say, “what the heck is this all about?” That will give me the perfect opening to launch into a story about Ralph, his remodeling project, cats, Spain and blogging.

    (grinning at you)


    • I am careful about the dust Linda as I am isolated from it and only visit the builders when the air is clear.
      So you want one for your friend πŸ˜€

      I’ve a beer swilling trucker friend Vicki
      Who lights bonfires in her cab while eating a cookie.
      The sparks they did fly
      Way up in the sky
      That the stars were blanked out and played hookie.

      Will that do ?? Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Good. I’m glad to know you are isolated from the dust.

        The limerick is fabulous! I did a screen print so she can see all of it (a picture’s worth a thousand words, right?). Thank you Ralph!


  3. Gee Ralph, I’ve no idea what to put here. ( lover of dog, cats,nature, eccentric, wears jeans almost all the time, photographer, Texas native, worked as a psychiatric registered nurse, ) those are just a few things that describe me. πŸ™‚



    • Hi Yvonne. I am going to shut my laptop down as I just have not time to blog. The builders have left which required me to clean up after them. By the time I had sorted the cats out and myself I find that I am so tired. I will do your limerick and the others tomorrow when I am fresh and awake. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Well I’m back, refreshed and raring to go. I may have to tone down my limericks as I think I upset Sylvia. So here goes.

        There is an eccentric from Texas
        Whose life is enough to perplex us.
        She loves cats and dogs.
        In jeans never jogs.
        For Yvonne was a nurse that corrects us.

        Okay ?? Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  4. The view from your bedroom is divine! If I could sit up in bed and have that view before me, I would never get out of bed! You go on with your limericks; I’ll watch from the sidelines. πŸ˜‰


    • Okay Maddie my friend. I’ll sit on the bed with you for the view as I write the limericks …… or perhaps not πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  5. I am so happy for you… it seems that your noisy/dusty nightmare will end soon!
    And the view from your bedroom door is beautiful and so calming…
    I only got 4 hour sleep today… I went to bed at 5am and woke up by banging and drilling noises coming from the empty (till now…) restaurant next to our house…agrrr! At least they respected the quiet hours, but I am sure this will be my nightmare month πŸ™‚

    You probably know by now that choices are not my forte… so I’ll give you a few words and you could pick the ones you like:
    *Pelly *photo *choice *blue *twist *surreal *cuckoo *nirvana *flair…
    besos******* πŸ˜€


    • Oh no !! Not noisy builders with you as well Pelly !! I know you are a nighthawk so it must be awful for you.
      Your comment inspired this my friend. πŸ˜€

      I have a young Greek friend called Pelly
      Whose photos turn my heart to jelly
      The builders they came
      Not playing the game
      As Pelly’s asleep on her belly

      How’s that ?? Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Pardon, I had a tense issue. I meant the slideshow that you had up, it made me excited to see it finished. …okay and to decorate it too. (shhh don’t tell anyone I had a girl moment)


      • I won’t tell a soul Elisa. 4+ weeks of work left before it’s finished. πŸ˜€


  6. Hey Ralph! I’m glad the construction on your place is going well. I love your limerick idea. Well, here are a couple of words from me: ‘City’ — ‘Bus’ — and my name ‘Wambui’ — like: WHAM – BOO -EEE Have the best day ever Ralph! PEACE-


    • Hi Wambui my friend. I’ll have a go. πŸ˜€

      Wambui is waiting for a bus
      For hours she stands there non-plus
      She sing and she dance
      Down the road she did glance
      For ten raced past by. What a fuss !!

      What do you think ? Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Oh my!!!! Ralph! This is amazing!!!! You did good!! πŸ™‚ I am going to share this limerick on my blog — and share you with any friends who may not be aware of you and your awesome talent!! How great this is !!!! Thank you! Thank you very much!!! I love it!!!


      • Wow. I never expected such a response as yours Wambui. Thank you so much. It made my Sunday πŸ˜€


  7. No heart attack here (yet). My kids still need me πŸ™‚
    Looking nice. Gotta’ LOVE the view! I hope the weather stays nice for you.
    Next week I will have some work done at the house – I’m FINALLY getting a patio. Since it will be outdoor stuff – I won’t have as much disruption as you have going on or as I’ve had in the past with indoor renovations.

    I would so love for you to write a limerick for me!
    RoSy – Summer – Smiles
    Use one – all or none πŸ˜‰ xo


    • Hi RoSy. I took a photo of my kitchen sink as it was covered in dust, like everything else …… aaargh!! Outside building work is so much better after having your home redone. No muck indoors. Lucky you !!
      I’ll see if I can write you a nice limerick …… or not !! πŸ˜‰

      There is a young lady called RoSy
      Who goes out in the sun and so dozy.
      All she wears is her guile
      The builders do smile
      And wolf whistles make neighbours nosy.

      I am ready for you to slap me my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  8. Must be the sun that makes your builders work so swiftly. My builders need a bit of that solar energy…….It’s a little disturbing and possibly raunchy that a few of us seem to like your bedroom (view) πŸ™‚


    • I give my builders a KitKat and a joke and leave them to it with no interference. πŸ˜€

      So do I have to put a notice on my new bedroom door such as:

      “Ralph’s Raunchy”
      “View optional extra” πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for your lovely comment Gallivanta my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • A sign is an excellent idea: here’s another option”Ralph’s Raunch Pad” Now that’s getting very naughty. Settle down and have a KitKat.


      • I like that !! ”Ralph’s Raunch Pad” !! It has a ring to it πŸ˜€


      • snorfles, resists urge to go mrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreooowwwwwwwwwwwww (for kitkat thought)
        doesn’t succeed at all and makes that sound repeatedly


  9. I think Samantha seemed scared by the commotions around. The place is going to look good. I can see it coming along.


    • They all are scared including me with the noise. Not many more weeks to go.
      Thank you for your observations YC my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  10. I’ll try to write a limerick for you, Ralph! But it could be a long-term process… πŸ™‚


    • Oooooh !! I am quite excited to see the resulting limerick from you Wanda. Go for it. Make my day ……. which ever day it is, is in your hands my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Dear Ralph! I’ve written a limerick for you!


        They tell this of our friend Ralph

        That he’s met a calf in a gulf

        But the truth came to light

        In the midst of the night:

        It was a Spanish Raul, not Ralph !



      • Wow !! You did it my friend !! Ruining my reputation in the process πŸ˜‰ but you came up with an exceedingly good limerick. Well done Wanda !! xox πŸ˜€


  11. My Favorite Ralph

    Your thoughts may be a bit raunchy
    And your tummy just slightly paunchy
    But you’re always a love
    and sweet as a dove
    Sexy, saucy, and oh sooooooo staunchy.

    Look it up in the urban dictionary. The perfect word to describe you. Staunchyβ€Ž
    hotties with sex appeal who get your attention. Combination of being sexy, saucy and raunchy.

    lol, have a go. I’m not giving you ANY words. You have to come up with your own, and I don’t want any long blond hair coming out of my jeans to do housework like Sylvia’s! πŸ™‚ In fact, I don’t want ANY mention of hair and jeans in the same line! πŸ™‚ That’s just not a pretty picture! πŸ™‚ hehehe Poor Sylvia!!! πŸ™‚ And she’s so cute, too.


    • lol ty for my laugh
      like superman, but the S on the center of the back left butt-cheeky pocket of Staunchy-men

      I’m just tryin to forget that I noted hair, at all.


      • I don’t know. I go and visit friends for five minutes and come back to this !! πŸ˜‰

        What a brilliant limerick MVBF Marsha. It made me laugh as did the other one. πŸ˜€

        You two will have to start a blog such as “staunchy butt dot com” as I am sure it will be a big (pat) hit !! πŸ˜‰ You told me you have blogs doing nothing Marsha. There you go then.

        I should not have been so cruel to Sylvia, as you say she is so sweet and I apologise to her for it. πŸ˜₯

        Now what about you? There is so much that I know about you. I know !!

        Marsha’s best teddy is Manny.
        Whose exploits are exceedingly uncanny.
        Under faucets he poses,
        And photos of roses
        Which he sends to Ute from Germany.

        Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  12. Your builders are really quick, amazing how much they changed already! It will look fabulous, later! another 4 weeks to go!
    Your limericks are lovely. I shall try:

    There was a young man from Spain,
    who didn’t much like the rain,
    His friends know he is crazy,
    and by no means very lazy,
    I hope I can visit him soon by plane.

    This is my attempt. So now your go! As I see I am already in the one with Manny, thanks , love this bear!
    You can still do another one with the words cold, cough, sleep in it……
    Ute xx


    • Thanks for your lovely comment Ute. Your limerick is excellent and here is one for you πŸ˜€

      Ute is my friend, of course,
      Her cough is most definitely worse.
      It gave her a bad head
      So I will put her to bed,
      And be there as her only night nurse.

      Hehe !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • I hope you are feeling better this morning. Your night nurse is now going off shift πŸ˜‰


  13. Your new home is looking lovely. Can’t wait to see the end result.


    • I can’t wait either !! Thank you for your welcome comment LuAnn and I hope they finish by the end of July that’s when we have the village Feria (an excuse to party πŸ˜‰ ). Have a lovely Friday. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  14. Dear Staunchyman,
    I was just finishing up a book that I had out on inter-library loan and I read this.
    “Self-expression is life. What gives more satisfaction to one’s being than to have expressed oneself.”
    –Stephen Graham

    I agree with the quote with all of my being. It was empowering to see it expressed in such a succinct manner. It reminded me, again, to smile and to be glad for your provision that enables me to express and to therefore live. Thank you.


  15. At the time you and your computer were in a real mess and I happened to be there at the right time for you. I will always remember your excitement when you emailed me saying that there was a new computer in a box down stairs. I have not heard from you about your medical condition but I know that the small thing I did for you lifted your emotions considerably and still does.

    This time last year I needed help and quickly. The two Spanish families next door rallied to my aid. So here I am, in my own apartment with at least two Spanish families as closer friends.

    Receiving is just as important as giving. Many people are too proud to receive even when they are in dire straits. I have met a few who had top jobs snatched away by illness or the economy and I knew they needed help but were either too proud to say or refused the help offered. So I was extremely happy that you did not refuse or struggle to accept.

    Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  16. It is all coming together nicely -:)! As for the limerick … I was tempted to give you few Croatian words … but decided against it! Try chocolate, rose and silence instead … but only if you like it!

    Take Care,


    • Thank you my friend. Lets see !!

      Chocolate, silence and a red rose
      Gifts to Daniela I will impose.
      Her hobbit house sings
      Of wonderful things
      Of a Croatian in New Zealand so verbose.

      Ooooh!! You are a hard one to do πŸ˜€ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  17. My Ralphie is now a night nurse.
    But he’d better hold on to his purse.
    For on his way home,
    A girl on the roam,
    Might rob him and bring on a curse.

    Sorry for the My Ralphie – the rhythm has to be just right, you know. Thanks for writing a nice poem for Manny and me, and for helping Ute to feel better. Manny will be VERY upset if Ute doesn’t get better soon!


    • Uh oh !! You’ve not read Ute’s latest post about her lodger then. Don’t breathe a word to Manny πŸ˜€


      • Oh yes, I have, and so has Manny! You need to go back over there, and read Manny’s comments! I had a hard job calming him down, but then Ute came along, and in her sweet way made all his boo boos betters. Take a look! πŸ™‚


      • I have just read Ute & Manny’s comments. So funny. I am so glad that he has calmed down now πŸ˜€


  18. Wonderful, Ralph – great stuff πŸ™‚

    I love Samantha – give her a cuddle from me! πŸ™‚


    • I am so pleased that you enjoyed this post Noeleen and cuddles given. She says thanks πŸ˜€ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


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    • How sweet Georgia. Samantha is a cross between Sleeping Beauty and a high speed floor sweeper as she races around the apartment. I bet your cat is the same. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


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