Just a quick update on our house - from Qld - where the sun continues to shine. Yay!
New windows have been cut into the side of the house near Pina and Alfredo - who, according to James, have given them the thumbs up! "Beautiful" "The Best" "Mama Mia"
(It never ceases to amaze me how positive they are about anything we do. They're pretty positive about most things, except their health - which is always "50-50". Pina had an eye operation last week and the results are good and bad! Good because she can see so clearly now; but bad because she now sees all the dust in her house!)
But back to the house ...
A load of timber has arrived which will be used to frame up the new section of the house. Now that will be exciting!
James did tell me other things ... but to be honest .... I can't actually remember. The holiday must be kicking in!
Eliza and I are heading north to Bundaberg for 3 weeks of holidays ... yay! That means 2 things: I'm frantically trying to get everything organised to get on the plane and secondly .. James will be in charge of the blog OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The new roof is a shiney galvanised beacon. You can't miss it as you drive down the street. The first new sheets are on ... and it makes the old, red rusting roof look like ... well ... old, red and rusting!
This is the house that Ben built. And this is the story of our renovation. It's been a long time coming. (Don't even go there!)
My bloke James is the architect. It's a LOVE job when you design the home your family will live in. (I'm on record as saying once this house is done, they can carry me out in a box. I am never moving again!)
Ben is our builder, by the way. Kinda rolls off your tongue... Benthebuilder - all one word really. Not only is he a fine builder, he's a good guy.
Time has taken a toll on this old bird (the house, not me!) She's a bit tired. Cracks are starting to show. She leaks when it's wet, bits are falling off and the rot has set in. It's definitely time to do some running repairs as well as create a whole new look. Did I mention storage? A spare room, a linen cupboard? I am craving a clothes line!
Work started in July 2008. The finish line is set at Feb 2009.
Update: The finish line has moved to late March 2009. It's going to be close. My parents arrive in the first week of April to stay in the guest room. Hope it's ready!
Update to the Update The finish line is now "before Easter" which takes us into April .... Looks like the folks might be doing a stint at my sister's house!
Update to the update to the update: Hmmm "before Easter" is looking dodgy, just quietly ...
Update to the update to the update to the update: 4 weeks is now the finish line .. which takes us into early May. I might institute a countdown clock. How many more sleeps?
Update to the update to the update to the update to the update: James casually mentioned the house would be ready to move into on May 8