Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Well, that's it for now. The next job is to finish the lounge which we'll be starting very shortly.
Just one more thing. Big congratulations to Chris and Ellie (Q's brother) who got engaged the other week. Oh, it's so very exciting!
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
So, I found myself another job, which I started yesterday (monday). It's at an architectural firm in Hamilton. It's so good not having to drive to Cambridge!!!!!! The directors (yes, there is more than one) are architects rather than architectural designers, so I will learn so much from them. Oh, and the biggest thing - there are 10 other people in the office!!!! Finally someone to talk to!!!
Well that's all the news to report.
Till next time.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
The second task is to remove the horrible pink wallpaper and wood panelling in the lounge and paint. We are well aware that this will probably not be simple, as the gib under the wall paper might not be good enough to paint over. But we'll have to wait and see till the wallpaper is off, and we might have to spend a bit of money stopping and prepping etc. We plan to have it done by the end of the year so we've got plenty of time to do a good job. Last weekend we bought ourselves a "paper tiger" each, which you roll over the walls and it puts holes in the wallpaper, which means the wallpaper remover solution can seep into the holes and make it easier to get off (hopefully). So we've started doing that, and well it looks pretty bad. But things are going to get worse before they get better, so we just have to deal with it!
Here's a pic of what the wallpaper looks like after being "tigered".
The third item on the list is to pull out all the gardens and demolish garden-related objects so we have a blank canvas. As the weather hasn't been very good, we haven't had much opportunity do do much, but as spring approached hopefully we can get out there and finish it.
Monday, June 04, 2007
On Sunday we headed off to the Hamilton Gardens. I haven't been there in many years. The highlight of the trip was seeing this group of people dressed up in helmets with homemade shields and weapons. We saw them hanging out in the carpark so we hung around waiting to see what they were doing. They walked, sorry marched, over to a field where some people who were dressed differently went to the top of the hill while the rest of them remained at the bottom. Then the guys at the bottom "attacked" the guys at the top and had bit of a battle. We were sitting there watching this just pissing ourselves laughing! What friggin weirdos!!!!! I'll get some photos from Ellie to put on here. It was VERY entertaining! From there we went into town, had bit of a look round then went home.
Today hasn't been very productive. I finally managed to get the firewood out of the rain and into a little shed thing. And thats about it.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Last Friday night Hayley came over for dinner to have one final catch-up before she and Niki leave for their OE, and to check out our house. We had takeaway from Masala Club - I know I've said it before but their butter chicken is soooooo gooooood! We had a great time just sitting round the table talking, and did quite a bit of reminscing about the old days. It was a bit sad saying goodbye - I don't know when I'll see you again Hayley! I'll miss you!
Early Saturday morning (last Saturday) my dad came over and we went to my uncles farm to get some firewood. Dad and another uncle chopped the tree trunks into managable pieces and we all took turns at choppin them up. Sounds more impressive that it actually was. Dad had built a woodchopper with a hydraulic ram so all we had to do was put the wood underneath it and pull the lever. That's not to say it was easy work - there was still a lot of lifting and carrying to do. We had a good system going and filled three big trailers and a ute in a few hours. We unloaded our trailer in the driveway and it hasn't moved since. We really should get round to putting it away. Hopefully with this weekend being a long one we should get lots done around the house.
This past Saturday night 69 came over to have dinner and watch movies. We had home made pizza - very yum, and saw Children of Men and The Departed. Children of Men was alright - what made the film was Clive Owen (I think he's a dish). The Departed was WAY too long and kinda boring.
Well I had best get back to work.