I really have never felt so behind in a year. It’s already almost half over and I’m still stuck back in January. But, it’s time for catching up, so I will start where I left my brain – in the sweltering hot summer when we started sprucing up our new house, beginning with the before and during.
Lounge looking into dining
Third bedroom/Devin’s room
Dining looking into lounge
The tool centre
Scummy kitchen roof
Paint flaking off all over the place
Terrible spackle repairs to be undone
Scraping paint off the lounge room ceiling – it was over 40 degrees Celsius and the ceilings are high.
The aftermath of sanding the ceiling…
… And the after-aftermath. It took a few shampoos before my hair stopped sticking out on its own.
We had lots of help, including from my sisters.
The best centrepiece for a living room.
Erinn and Dad (Mum not pictured) painting Dev’s room while I stood back and took pictures…
…Because I was doing my best to clean the place. The state the previous owners left it in was ridiculous, and had it been a rental, it would not be acceptable. It seemed to burn more because of the fact that they’d had more than ten weeks to clean and move.
Luckily, I had trusty old Gumption on my side.
Just some of the delightful magazines that were left in the 240 litre recycling bin. It was so full of them, in fact, that we could barely move it and had to half empty it before we could put it out for collection.
A new verandah roof was put on the back courtesy of Erinn’s boyfriend, Sam.
And, finally, we moved in. And I was so exhausted that the house looked pretty much like this for a few weeks.
How does it look now? Oh, the suspense!