Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I am still alive.

Well after 2 months of no posts, I am back. I have been thinking about giving up blogging and having less time on social  networks. It is a big commitment and sometimes it just seems too hard to keep up reading other people's blogs and post on my own. I do like having a journal of kinds to look back on though and really value many of the friends I have made through blogging. I keep up with many of these people on facebook but I am not keeping the memories that my children create as much there as I do here. 

So I am back. Here are some of the things that we are up to.

This week is the second week of holidays. We  have two weeks inbetween each term in Australia. School year starts in January and we have 4 terms that are around 10 weeks long each. Next term is the last one for the year. Then we will have a 6 week break. Steve  has next term off with long service leave. With school holidays and long service leave all together, he is going to be home for 17 weeks. I am sure it will fly but I am going to enjoy it while it lasts. The plan is to do many renovations during the holidays. So far he has painted the back of the house and started on the living/dining room.

Here are some photos of the back verandah been painted. Down one end of it, the previous owners started to paint it in pink, white and purple. It wasn't the colour scheme we wanted at all. 

We did the front of the house back in 2007. Here is the post with photos. It has only taken us another 6 years to get the rest done. 

The lounge/dining room was one of the first rooms we did. It was a place that we pulled out a wall to make two rooms into one. Here is the picture:

When we pulled the wall out we found one of the floor boards was running the wrong way. We had to rethink our idea of polishing the floorboards. 

We got floating floorboards but both Steve and I haven't really liked them. Because we are redoing the room, we decided to fix up the floorboards. Steve looked at YouTube and found a way to fix them and run the floorboards the rights way. 

Photos will come when Steve has pulled up the floorboards and run them all the right way. 

As well as the floor, we are going to repaint the walls and make new curtains. We are living in a dust bowl at the moment with all the rubbing and sanding on the walls but I am sure it will all be worth it in the end. 

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