Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Our New Home

OK - all I can do right now is get some (very bad) photos (from my phone) posted - the story will follow but at least you will have some idea of what I am talking about and what our new home looks like (apart from being a mess !!!)
Here goes :

View from the lounge room with A's shed in the middle.
The veggie gardens are in the middle of the pic.  A has
used the whipper snipper around them so that you 
can at least see that they are supposed to be veggie
gardens.  The trailer is A's work trailer which has been
a life saver getting all his 'stuff' moved from storage
back to his shed.

Our property goes to the road at the bottom - it isn't
a very steep slope but it certainly isn't flat either !

More of the view from the uncovered deck.  First project is 
getting a roof on this deck.  The hammock was
part of the cr*p they left behind.  As much as I have always 
wanted a hammock - I'm not sure this is the one for me.
There was a lot of mist around this morning - it was just beautiful.

View from our bedroom

Self explanatory

View of the loo from the passage.
There is no door to the ensuite !!  While we are a pretty
open kind of family, this is just a tad too
open for me - especially when you forget there is no door and 
A brings the Austar techies through the garage and
down the passage into the house !!!

The "much bigger than we had at Wewak extremely 
badly designed" ensuite (which we did know 
when we bought it - one of the priorities on
 the ever growing To Do List)

View from the loo - a long way to stretch if you forget to
close the bedroom door and some stranger, cue Austar 
techies, arrive and walk through from the garage !

Smallest bathroom vanity I've seen in a bathroom
this big !

Entrance to ensuite and WIR - that is the size of the WIR.
All hanging space (too short for maxi dresses) and one shelf
that hanging rail is screwed into.

These are only boxes of books and my chaise lounge
- another long story !

Looking towards what will, eventually, be my reading
nook complete with bin from the bathroom because
K just dumped it there after taking it out to empty it.
We have to get used to a new bin day !!!!!!

The entrance hall complete with TV cabinet (right),
computer cabinet (left), box of swimming towels on
computer cabinet that won't fit in the laundry.  On the floor
next to the computer cabinet is another cabinet that goes
on the wall and a pottery water filter - all of which we
will be advertising to sell when I find my camera and can
take decent photos to load onto ebay or gumtree.
Am considering cutting the TV cabinet down so that the
bottom section can be used in the TV lounge to hold
DVDs and videos (yes, we still own videos and a video
machine !!!)

Dining room complete with two kists and boxes still to
be sorted and packed away

Kitchen with bin and recycle bin in the loungeroom
because there is no room in the kitchen without
having to move them every time you want to open
a cupboard.  They are motion sensor bins and drive me
scatty when I walk past and they keep opening !!!!

As K's boyfriend said on Saturday night when he was there
"I see you are still rocking the double lounge suites" - yes, 
until the roof goes on the deck and the cane lounge suite moves
outside, we will be 'rocking the double lounge suites' 
inside !! 

View from part of the loungeroom out to the small vernadah.
The first door on the left is the laundry door.  The next
little window is the toilet, then the bathroom, then the study.
The orange bit next to the little pub fridge is the dogs' bed. 
On the project list is getting rid of the lattice work - I can't 
stand it !

The TV lounge with the yellowwood coffee table I brought home
from work (where we had been storing it) yesterday.  It won't
be staying there.  Am considering putting the kist my grandfather
made in so that whoever is unlucky enough to sit in the middle
of the couch will have somewhere to put their feet !!!!

And so now you have some photos from some of the rooms in our home.  The study and spare room are still full of boxes although I did start to make some headway in the study over the weekend before other things became more important !!!  My therapy room was all done and looking amazing and then K got her new bed and so her old headboard and foot of the bed and mattress are now in there along with the new pillows I bought - some of which she snaffled for her new doona set - only to give back two nights later saying she didn't need 4 pillows (I think she realised it's more of a pain picking them up and arranging them every morning and that 2 would be sufficient !!!).  The passage has the frame of her bed in it.  The laundry is full of boxes as there is no storage space other than a wee cupboard and two little shelves.

But, other than the above, (OK and lots of other issues not covered in this post) we are in and loving it.  The dogs are ecstatic with the extra space - even though I never imagined Rosie would even worry about the extra space.  I have never seen her run so much or drink as much water as she has in the past 10 days - it's just beautiful.  She has also pulled her Houdini tricks and got out (and led Alfie astray) on more than one occasion.  The fence has been fixed and, as long as we remember to close the gates (A left one down the side of the house open on Saturday after they brought the BBQs and outdoor furniture back from storage), they seem pretty happy to stay in the yard.  When we got home from one of a few trips to IKEA on Friday night at about 10.45pm, I saw that the skin above her nose was torn and bleeding quite badly, and we realised that she had obviously been 'fighting' with the fence trying to find where she had escaped previously.  We cleaned her nose up and since then she hasn't tried again, so that is a good thing.

Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will get to post more photos and show the progress we are making (or not !!!) - on Saturday afternoon, after K and I got home from shopping and looking and trying to find all sorts of things, I was using the blower on the driveway to get rid of all the little bloody stones that are so sore on my feet if I walk outside without shoes on, and I started to pull weeds from the 'bed' (for want of a better word) alongside the driveway - 1/2 a wheelie bin of weeds later, I thought A would be thrilled when he got home and saw what I had done - he didn't notice much difference even after I showed him all the weeds in the bin !!!!

Have the best day and I hope to be able to pop by and catch up on some blog reading soon.

TFTD : It doesn't really matter if your glass is half empty or half full.  Be thankful that you have a glass and that there's something in it.

This is so appropriate for me at the moment - 
I hope it resonates for you too.


  1. Wow, what an amazing place. Take your time and don't stress you will get there eventually!! Keep us updated as you progress. Moving really is the worst isn't it!!

    1. Absolutely moving is the worst - NEVER AGAIN !!!!! Thank you - it is a lovely place and I am so happy we made the move out there. I will be a lot happier once the renos and the build have all happened - LOL !!
      Have the best day !

  2. That view is AMAZING!! How lovely that will be, living on that deck. You'll be eating breakfast, lunch and dinner out there! And I hear you on the toilet with no door - get a sheet or something til you're ready...(all the young people are thinking 'what's with these old chicks worrying about such things?')
    Glad the dogs are happy - do you need to check for ticks? Hope they learn to leave the fence alone!!

    1. And I'm stealing your thought for the day! I love it.

    2. LOL - yes the view is amazing. A wanted to have breakfast out there on Sunday but it's too hot without a roof on so we will wait until we have the roof on and then sit out there. We sat at the diningroom table and enjoyed the view from the shade of the house !!!!
      Yes, we need to do daily tick checks - so far so good. I think Rosie may have learned her lesson as her nose seems to be healing nicely - except for a little spot that I have seen her scratch on the ground - probably because it's itchy because it's healing !!
      Steal away - and share it as much as you like !!
      Have the best day
      Me xox

  3. Looks amazing. Saw you tweet and had a quick look. Wonderful views!
    Julie xxxx

    1. Thanks Julie - maybe you can come for a visit (and a treatment ?) next time you are up this way !!!
      Have a wonderful day !

  4. So many things to do... moving is SUCH a big job and remind me not to do it for another 10 years at least! But you'll get there in the end... you're doing well already.

    1. Thanks Seana - for sure, don't move anytime soon unless you have PLENTY of time of your hands !!
      Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day !

  5. That view ... and that deck ... no wonder you bought there! It will be fab once you've settled in and put your mark on it. Thanks for sharing!!! PS the missing loo door reminds me of a funny story - my hubster took our bedroom door off years ago because it needed to be replaced. Then he just didn't get around to replacing it, much to my annoyance! Needless to say I went on strike (ahem) until a new door and lock were put back on - once I'd stated my position it went up that day!!!!

    1. Had to laugh at your story Janet - how funny !!!! I would have been the same if it had been our bedroom door.
      Have the best weekend !

  6. PS and next time I do a post on Aussie middle aged bloggers, I will have to remember to add you to it! ;-)

    1. LOL - I think I'll take it as a compliment that you never thought of me to be included - LOL !!
      Me xox

  7. Oh that view is awesome, L!! I'm so glad you're in, it looks like the perfect place. I think I'm the only strange person who loves moving, lol. We've been here for 6 years, and both John and I are getting itchy feet.
    Naughty Rosie, hope she's learnt her lesson :)

    1. No - you aren't the only strange one - my SIL's sister moves at least once every 12-18months - buying and selling - it would drive me nuts to do that. Having said that I think she is one very unsettled lady.
      I think Rosie has learnt her lesson as it doesn't look like the sores have been opened again.
      Have a wonderful day !

  8. That view is fantastic, so relaxing - poor puppies, hopefully she has earn her lesson, so looking forward to seeing the rooms, become home :)

    1. That is so right Jackie - I just love sitting there looking out the doors. I have been sleeping really badly and often sit of an early morning (1am or 2am) with a blanket over my legs just looking out at the sky line (because that is all you can really see at that time of the morning !!)
      Have the best day !

  9. wow looks amazing….love love the deck…
    Looking forward to progress pics.

    1. LOL - that is the thing that really sold me on the house - the deck. Then when we had trouble getting him to get it passed for certification, I was ready to pull out of the agreement because the deck was so important to us. I could even put up with having a spare room right as I walked into the front door as a trade off !!!!!
      Have a wonderful day !

  10. How lovely to be in your new home Linda ! Happy unpacking!

    1. Thanks Steph - I'm hoping it won't take much longer - I can only hope can't I !!!
      Have a great weekend !

  11. Congratulations on the move! I bet you're glad the worst is over, even though you now have all the sorting and settling in to get done. I had to laugh at the ensuite story - I'll never be able to look at Austar technicians the same way again!!!

    1. For sure - the worst is definitely over - it can only get better from here !!! I think I can see a small skip in our future.
      Have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Birthday to Gilbert !

  12. Your new home looks lovely. Wishing you many years of happiness living there. And a door for the loo....

  13. I love the view, the deck and your kitchen!!!! Beautiful. Enjoy your new home.

  14. Wow! Love the view! You're there! Hope you settle in fast and can enjoy your new home quickly.


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