Monthly Archives: July 2014

Another boring and costly progress update

When we had the positive pressure system installed we found out our circuit board was asbestos. I have a list as long as my arm on electrical things we want to update, a lot of them are new installs which means new … Continue reading

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Houseversary – Two months

Yesterday we had been in our house for two months. I feel like I’m treading water a bit and not really getting anywhere with getting the house pretty, so I thought maybe looking back at the past two months to … Continue reading

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Big things

And then there’s the big things. A few days ago I lost someone who I cared for very much. I wanted to plant a tree for her but I wanted to be sure it would stay safe through our outdoor renovations … Continue reading

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Little things

The big changes are taking their time around here but I’ve gotten a few little things done. We now have an escape artist in our midst. Someone figured out how to open the front door all by herself. I got … Continue reading

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Crime scene?

This coffee table looks like it’s been dusted for fingerprints. Admittedly having a glass table with a small child isn’t a great idea but we had the table before bubba and it sort of just tagged along for the ride. … Continue reading

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A play space

Pre-house, when I was still only dreaming about a house, I always visualised my LACK of interior design prowess to magically turn in to a KNACK for interior design (see what I did there?). Here’s to hoping. Even though I … Continue reading

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The vision – Nursery

The nursery will be all about me. Pretty much. It will reflect things that I grew up with and that connects with the culture I was brought up in. I find the longer I’m away from the Motherland, the more I … Continue reading

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The prettifying has started

It’ll however be a while before anything actually LOOKS pretty. In my case the old adage of “chaos before order” is very true. I’m starting in bubba’s room. I have some idea of what I would like to see happen … Continue reading

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Mouldy McMoulderson

This is a long and boring story so stop reading right now. Back when I was removing the carpet to prepare for the floorboard install, and found mould, it started a roller coaster of money sucking events. It started with me … Continue reading

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Unpacking update – Part 4 (and final)

The last of the unpacking was depending on three things, one being the bookcases being anchored in the dining room. Yeeaah… That took me a while. I couldn’t find the saw. I couldn’t find the drill. Had to buy screws and brackets. Had … Continue reading

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