Tag Archives: house renovation

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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Cleaning…

Remember the ceiling bearer I showed you last post? When the builders tried to remove it, it crumbled into a gazillion pieces.  And even though they were very good about trying to work around our furniture that couldn’t be moved … 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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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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Update!

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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And it continues…

We’ve had rainy weather on and off for the last week, which has been very frustrating as the roof has been half finished!  New tin is slippery, so even the slightest mist of rain makes it too dangerous for our … Continue reading

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Strange things in my garden…

Well, technically they’re not IN my garden yet – they’re kind of hanging about waiting for the various tradies to be done, THEN we’ll sort out the garden.  No point while things keep getting dug up and dragged about… Here’s … Continue reading

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