Sunday, February 13, 2011

An update

Hi all
Have been mightily slack in doing the updates - but here is the latest one.

So we have had Crosie's family staying recently and that wonderful view that we have? well it did not show it's face until AFTER they had all left! hmmmm ....

Updates for this post include Reginald - who after a long wait, has finally made it up onto the wall - yes that would be a dead animal on the wall in the lounge! While not most people's idea of interior decorating it was the one consession that i have made for wee Crosie as Reginald does mean a lot to him. Now that i am used to having something dead on the wall it's not too bad - but his pheasant can stay out in the garage!

We also have some babies - this time in the form of a Sydney Silky chook and her 6 babies (3 black, 3 white). Crosie certainly is not impressed with them, but they are cute! Not sure about their egg laying ability so will do some Googling and find out more about them.

Only two weeks to go before the rest of the carpet goes down so it is all hands on deck to get the gib stopping and painting done in time. The last third of the house has been gibb-stopped with only minor touch-ups regquired and then we need to start on the man space - thankfully that is only one room. Below is a pic of my sewing room, oops the spare room!

Have one shower operational - the one in the ensuite and am really pleased with how the tiling work has come up. the other shower has been tiled and will be waterproofed this week, with it becoming operation in the next couple of weeks - once the painting has been finished.

It's a great feeling to see that we are coming to the end of the hard work inside, then we can start on painting and landscaping the outside! Have already started the landscaping drawings - but of course this will evlove over time.

A little more chainsawing over the weekend - it's quite surprising how much the pine trees have grown since we started, so there are 10 plus that have been earmarked for topping and a couple came down to open the view that we have - made a huge difference when Crosie did it yesterday. Can now see Mt Taranaki from the kitchen bench!

Loving my kitchen - plenty big enough, well it could be a smidge larger and then it would accommodate all my baking moulds etc. Am surprised at what i have accumulated over time. Still missing are some wineglasses and mugs - but then the garage is still full of belongings - looking forward to having that hidden in spare bedrooms!!

Look at the cute pic of the boys - they had a busy night and decided that they needed to sleep all day!

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