Monthly Archives: May 2011

Just for comparison: Before and After

Before: the house sloped downwards at each corner; the roof threatened to come off every storm; the gutters leaked; the rainwater tank held barely a quarter of its capacity; the lounge room ceiling was about to fall down on us … Continue reading

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TA DA!!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! THIS IS IT!!  The money has run out (and then some…just waiting on the final invoices) and the house is now as done as it’s going to get (for a while). We’re VERY pleased with … Continue reading

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One coat, no trim…

And starting to look good!

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More BAD NEWS … and some pretty paint!

So the painters started yesterday – YAY!! And they found EVEN MORE TERMITE DAMAGE.   *headdesk*headdesk*headdesk*  Just when we thought we’d finally got all of it… here’s what the east wall looked like, once the paint was stripped back and they … Continue reading

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Well, I’M EMBARRASSED!

Turns out the roof is meant to be that way – because of the new system that the roofers use to hold the ridge cap on, which is different to the way the house was built. Or so they tell … Continue reading

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Not happy…

Found this when we looked up through our brand new manhole.  The worrying thing is not just this section – how can we be sure that the REST of the roof (which we can’t see so easily) hasn’t been done … Continue reading

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Grateful for friends…

Your heroine had a weird thing happen this week… On Wednesday, I decided I needed a new cardigan and found one I thought was ok, although a little more than I usually spend (ok, it was all of $45 , … Continue reading

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Adventures in grocery shopping…

It was pay week, so we went grocery shopping, in 5 different stores.  ARRRGH!    We wanted to see if we could shop without using the duopoly which controls so much of the Australian grocery market (Coles and Woolworths get 40cents … Continue reading

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Not much, how ’bout you?

Well let’s see – what’s happened this week? I had my last visit to my psychiatrist before she moves her practice completely to Brisbane.  I’m still going to be seeing her (but every 10 weeks instead of every 8, is … Continue reading

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This week in home news…

*sigh* Well, it RAINED again, and we discovered the gutter we thought had been fixed WASN’T.  Eventually we had the plumbers come out again and [the useless one] fixed it properly – he had to take it off and re-hang … Continue reading

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