Saturday, July 17, 2010

A couple of recent piccies...

....of the very lovely grandies.


And Porter.....

Cute huh????


Sunday, June 13, 2010

I asked my eldest DS....

.... do you think you could have found a more messy occupation??
Izzy, our Gibstopper .....

...and his mess....



Friday, June 04, 2010

OK...Time for a renovation update...

...still bedlam and huge mess (can't believe how much mess a gibstopper can make lol)

But we can see progress and the ensuite and downstairs bathroom are almost done.....just the odd cabinet, glass door, painting of window frame and mirror/s and glass splash backs to go. Kitchen and dining room are painted, tiling is done in entranceway, 2 x bathrooms, laundry and other bits but no functioning kitchen yet. Lounge should be ready to paint next week and the oven should be in and benchtops measured and ordered. Here are some pics....not good ones but all I can manage in the mess (my washing machine is currently in my office/scraproom...go figure lol.)

This is a peek at the kitchen...looking into my new huge pantry....shelves arriving next week I hope and I'm only stocking it with yummy goodies lol!!!
And the new wine rack above where the fridge is we can't afford the wine to go in it lol!!

The flash new heated towel rail in the ensuite...

....and a peek at the tiled (double) shower in same ensuite (there is the same set up at the other cool..

And the installed but not yet working gas fire in the lounge.....

Points to note:
- every tradesman thinks that their part is the most important bit (except maybe the builder, he was flexible and cruisy) The Tiler was precious, the gibstopper is very messy and steals my coffee (but he is my son and I love him dearly lol), the plumber and sparky just pop in and out when we call and quietly go about doing their own thing.
- we will probably run out of $$ very soon...aaarrrgghhh!!
- I'm sick of takeaways and BBQ, no room to prepare food and handwashing dishes in the laundry tub.
- Installing the spa pool first was sheer genius and probably one of the few things keeping us sane. Too bad we might run out of dosh before the kitchen is finished ha, ha.
- the lovely labradors are wondering if they will ever be allowed inside again....they have to stay out as they can't read the tilers "Keep Off" signs (remember, the tiler is precious).
- I would probably renovate room by room next time, not all at once
- I have to laugh or I will cry!!
- I'm over choosing taps and light fittings...and I have to choose one more tap this weekend....eeeekkk! Who cares, as long as the water comes out surely!!!

Will post more again.



Thursday, May 13, 2010

Does this look like progress...??

Over the last week or two, we have gone from this (dining room)..... this....

...and this (kitchen)....
to this.....
The island is from our old kitchen and won't be part of the new one. We have put in a big pantry so we don't have room for an island but we are having a "peninsular".....with a "waterfall" no less. Watch this space.

Meantime we continue to have to live with this (lounge).......
and this (bedroom)....
All we seem to do is shift stuff around so the work can be done.

The anticipation of it all being finished is almost too painful to bear lol.



Friday, April 23, 2010

YIKES.... has to get worse ..... before it gets better.

Now we have NO walls in the lounge, kitchen, dining room and stairs.

At least the lights still work, as does the bbq and the shower and toilet. Not much else is functional tho lol.

Now the builder is nearly done and once the plumber and sparky have done their thing, we have all the gibbing and finishing to do.

Sleep.....overated lol.




Monday, April 19, 2010

And it's got worse...

I came home from work tonight and it's got worse. This is what Simon, our nice builderman, has done to my diningroom ceiling...

Its half gone and I now have a sky high hole over the stairs....exciting stuff eh!!



Just so you know...

...why I'm not around much lol.

This is my kitchen and dining room at the moment.

I had a great time at Autumn Escape (away from all this) last weekend. Will try and post pics sometime but computer has died so dealing with laptop amidst all this......bear with me.


Friday, April 02, 2010

Bad blogger...

...but never mind. For anyone interested, here are some photos of our far.

In the beginning it looked like this...

Then this....

Still lots more to happen inside and out yet...more mess no doubt. The bricks will be painted grey to match

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Alright...I know I'm 13 days late but at least it's not halfway through January yet...well not quite!!
2010 has started with some excitement for us....the builders are back but more importantly....

Porter Oliver Patton
Born 10th Jan at 6.52pm after a reasonably easy labour and 2 pushes....and he looks just like his sister when she was 7 days old don't you think.

So far he has been a dream baby for his Mummy and Daddy....and Nanna and Grandad are very proud.