Monthly Archives: April 2011

More renovation…

(Images and captions courtesy of Mr Beloved.  Constance BIT ME for the first time today – she’s been out of sorts not just because there are strange men in HER House, but also because when she went to the groomers … Continue reading

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Straight hair…

And half an hour after leaving the hairdressers, it’s already trying to go curly again! Oh well, nice while it lasted… Connie also went to the groomer today. In other news, the Great Ceiling Project begins tomorrow (at 7am – … Continue reading

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Oh dear…

Last night it rained.  And RAINED.  And RAINED. So much so that Easterpest (the annual Godbotherers allegedly drug and alcohol music festival that ruins Queens Park every year) got FLOODED and had to evacuate when one of the little creeks … Continue reading

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A step closer…

[clicky for biggy, as always!] When I last showed you the house, this is what the front looked like –  new ridge rolls on, the solar panels back where they belong, and the brackets in place for the new gutters. … Continue reading

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Sweet Poison Quit Plan: Day 19 and counting

It’s the 19th day I’ve been sugar free.  Mr Beloved is noticing that I’m kinda grumpy (hrrrumph!) but whether that’s down to sugar withdrawal or to the huge disruptions the renovations are causing, I don’t know.  Breakfast is tricky – … Continue reading

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100 days on: exhausted… but maybe on the home stretch?

Today is 100 days since the “inland tsunami”, and the Queensland flood inquiry is hearing evidence in Toowoomba.  The blame game has started in earnest, even though there was really very little anyone could have done, in my (uneducated but … Continue reading

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Local History

We’re not the only locals undergoing forced repairs!  This is the Toowoomba Maltings, across the creek from us.  Parts of the maltings have been there since 1899: But a few weeks ago, we noticed there had been a significant change … Continue reading

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A Good Day

Today was a good day – not only did we reach the milestone of having a complete roof, I got to meet up with a quilty/facebook friend. It was BRILLIANT!  Kate brought me three ginormous bags of books – lots … Continue reading

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So – aren’t you all just FASCINATED by this picture?  Yep, it’s a photo of a hole in the ground!  Well, not quite – that’s the bubbler at the end of the trench for the new water tank.  Mr Beloved … Continue reading

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Renovations and mental health

              [clicky for biggy] So.  Lately I haven’t been feeling very creative – in fact, most of the time I’ve been just trying to cope with the disruption that comes with any renovation – … Continue reading

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