Tuesday 15 October 2013

Extension/Renovation update

I always wondered how people rated renovations to be a close second to weddings on the stress scale.  I scoffed at that.. yeah right, that's not true! 

Well not being able to write anything for 3 weeks has definitely proved to me how involved a big reno can be.  I really don't think people understand unless they have been through it themselves.  

It wouldn't have been such a big deal if we weren't living in the space at the same time.  It has been hard work.  There is only one room of the old house that did not need to be touched.  And actually, even that currently has no door.   As a bonus, it is the old bathroom, where we have to shower, so that's fun.  No showering after 7.30 am or you'll have a peanut gallery of builders.

We also just spent 2 weeks in Broken Hill again, which meant I actually didn't have to deal with the early morning intrusions (except for those little people 7 years and under who all radiate to my room in the mornings when we are on holidays!).

We have had 3 birthdays here that I haven't had the chance to mention.  It has even snowed on our little hill and we even have a new car!  

So I am feeling very behind.  

And I am feeling very guilty.

Sorry to my family, extended family and friends that probably think we have fallen off the face of the earth. 

We haven't.  We are just living in a construction site.  And we don't like it!

Good news is that the house is coming along awesomely!  Even better news is that it should be all done by the end of November!  Touch wood.. lots and lots of wood.  Especially considering we have big plans for Christmas, and lots of house guests arriving mid December. 

My new kitchen is in, but not functioning until later this week sometime, so you will have to waif for photo's of that.  But it is pretty damn awesome if I do say so myself.

The old and new have been merged now, and all of the wooden floors have been laid.  Painting is almost all finished in the new extension.  

The decking will commence at the end of October and the carpet for downstairs is booked for the beginning of November.


 Upstairs before kitchen went in.

Downstairs bathroom

Downstairs Rumpus



Feels good to be able to link up with Essentially Jess for IBOT (I blog on Tuesdays). And a big thank you to the lovely Team IBOT ladies for covering my slack the past few weeks.

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