30 December 2007
We have a lot of work to go yet but when I get all of the new curtains up n the front wndows I will finally show you all a picture of the whole house.
Thats it for now ... I don't know what I was thinking but I decided to have New Years here so I have some organising to do and probably some drinks and nibbles will be in order.
Take care and be safe. Type soon!
22 December 2007
After a lot of running around like a headless chook we found that with all the rain our gutters had over flown into the roof and down the wall :^((
I spoke to the builder who rushed straight over (to make sure it wasn't his fault) and he has fixed the problem for now. I rang the insurance and an assessor will be out Monday afternoon.
They recommended that we get and electrician out to check the wiring immediately so we did He looked and checked everything out and said it was ok to turn the power back on which was good. He has left the power point hanging out of the wall so that it has some aitr circulating. He has insulated it so that little hands can't get zapped but we still moved a few things around to be safe.
After many hours and a few tears we decided to move H in and take our chances since it looks like everything will be ok. FINGERS CROSSED!!!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and if you don't celebrate Christmas then have a nice day ! MWAH
20 December 2007
Do you think she is happy? Ecstatic nearly describes how happy she is. She had furniture lined up from her room to the extension. I had to push it back in for now and distract her with half an hour on the play station so Dad could finish painting the outside of her door frame. He was being very good about leaning out of the way as she carried her drawers and stereo in, truly something only a grandpa would do.
Thats it for now so take care and have a very Merry Christmas!
19 December 2007
what else can I say but WOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!
14 December 2007
We are also the proud new carers of 3 more chickens! We were down to 2 girls so when I heard there were 3 looking for a home I thought why not. Hopefully the ducks will be relocating to their new home soon and we can get the vegetable garden up and running again.
Thats it for now so take care type later!
10 December 2007
On the weekend we picked up the paint and filled all the nail holes in the skirting boards and window frames. D, M and A did a good job of sanding in the front room and today Dad is in there with his sander whizzing through the rest of the rooms. I bet they wish they had thought of using our sander instead of crawling around with a piece of sandpaper lol oh well live and learn!
Al has finished H's drawers and they look fantastic! She is soooo happy and can't wait to use them. I need to polish the handles but i'm not sure what to use. Any ideas for me? They are brass but appear to have a protective coating on the front where the cameo is. Will post a pic when I get my card reader back from my darling husband.
Thats it for now
6 December 2007
When I finally got home ( just in time to get the kids) I found builders business card in the door. Will have to ring tomorrow and see what he wants...Maybe I should make HIM wait for a change :^D
Nahhhh I have to ring him to get the electrician back. When I turned the bathroom light on tonight it started flashing and when I went back to the switch it was making sizzling noises. I went straight out the front and turned the lighting circuit off because I did NOT like that sound.
The best Dad in the whole wide world has undercoated and painted the ceiling in the 2 bedrooms and the toilet. I have asked my colour consultant (aka Mandy) to help me pick a colour for my family room/kitchen. Then it will be off to the paint shop AGAIN to give them more money.
Hope you are all well
5 December 2007
Thats right! Finished! Yesterday the plumber fiiinally turned up at the same time as the shower screen guy and today the window man brought the fly screens and thats it. I asked what was next and they said "ummm nothing that I can see ...it looks like thats it". I don't know what I expected but I guess I at least thought we would here hope you are happy have a nice day. Oh well who cares WOOHOO!!!!!
I will post pics of my wonderful toilet tomorrow lol
Have a great day ... I'm going scrapping :^D
1 December 2007
27 November 2007
Christmas is closing in really quickly now and when they finally finish we still have to paint, get the floor and kitchen tiles done. Feeling really overwhelmed and frustrated. The fact that it's Chrismas would bother me except that things close down and if the floor and things aren't here before we could be waiting until the end of January. OK better stop typing now...my eye has started twitching ( insert maniacal laugh here)
24 November 2007
20 November 2007
19 November 2007
This is the RIGHT cooktop and did I mention I LOVE IT :^D
12 November 2007
Today the tiler laid the floor in the new bathroom and toilet. YAY things are moving again :^D
5 November 2007
"The rules are simple: post a picture of yourself on your blog. As some may feel uncomfortable posting a current photo, a baby or childhood picture is fine. Post the picture, tell us the story behind it, copy the logo, and tag three others (without forgetting to tell them that they have been tagged!)"
This is ME! Taken by DS2 J while I was painting the extension. Now who to nominate hmmmm
Chandelle @ Arthur happenings
Rachael @ 2+3=A mad house
Joyce @ Salisbury's corner of the web
I hope this is ok girls. I nominated you because I enjoy reading about yur lives and you aren't scared to put your pic on your blog ;^D
Take care all
3 November 2007
A friend of ours found us these 2 tanks and the price......Freeeee! Woohoo .
Hope you are all having as good a day as I am :^D
1 November 2007
31 October 2007
Underneath the window in our (old) house we have scotia , the curved piece of decorative wood under the window sill, is is cut square to the sill. Our wonderful carpenter cut them on an angle and it looks fantastic! I will try and get a better photo of it soon.
30 October 2007
We also have window sills, most of the skirting done and half of the door surrounds yayyyy
27 October 2007
23 October 2007
22 October 2007
Here is what they look like.... Good night for now
17 October 2007
and you know what? I don't care :^D because it means things are slowly but surely getting done! yayyyy
16 October 2007
12 October 2007
Hope you are all having a great day.
10 October 2007
9 October 2007
Just after they left a guy turned up to measure for the security doors. Yay for another step along the way!
7 October 2007
Then it was on to business and let the dust fly!
4 October 2007
2 October 2007
1 October 2007
29 September 2007
28 September 2007
Dave wants a pair of these go go gadget legs lol
How to change a window into a door....
Oh my what a difference a day makes!
Going to get a good nights sleep with a HUGE smile on my face :^D