I was up early this morning for an early Zoom call. The Russell Society session started at 5am my time. I was up just after 4am, wide awake. So what was the bonus? Well, we[…]
All but one anyway. They were old and haggard and rotting near the bases. So out they came. Planting natives in a couple of weeks. Decided to work on it this morning as it is[…]
So we screwed down all of the flooring before laying new carpet, but there was still an annoying noise in one spot in our bedroom. A camera was put up through one of our kitchen[…]
A few snow flurries this morning (see video below). And hail around lunchtime (see photos below video). Oh, and our water heater packed up. It’s only been in about 20 months. Fortunately it only needed[…]
Just needs filling and painting. It is very substantial now…
Weather permitting, next week will see the start of a bit of landscaping and planting out the front. Old roses and a camellia will be removed, and some bird-attracting native plants installed. We visited the[…]
Garage back wall finished (photos later)… Finally have a place to hang my signs.
Back wall of garage being deconstructed. How will this progress? All will be revealed…
For reasons known only to the people that did it, the back wall of our garage is, well, dodgy. There is a decent girder that runs across, but the timber frame isn’t connected to it![…]
I put together a set of shelves and a set of drawers this weekend, to use inside wardrobes. Yes, they were only flat packs, but as some of you know, that sort of activity just[…]
Tiling is underway in the laundry. The original plan was to bring number 1 son, Evan, over from Tasmania to do this. But, given the current circumstances, this was not possible.
Just when we thought we were getting on top of the renovations, strong winds caused another part of our pergola has fallen down. The timber is rotten in places, and although we had planned to[…]
We had new carpet laid about two months ago. And for the most part were happy with it. However there was one area, a join, that we were not happy with. So we went on[…]
A bit of a strange Mother’s Day this year, given the current pandemic. No catching up with family face to face. My gift today was painting the inside of our linen closet. Not much I[…]
Laundry cabinets installed today. Plumber arriving tomorrow (in keeping with the new Social Distancing requirements from the Governments – only two people together at the one time). We will leave the tiling and other finishing[…]
Our plumber has “MacGyver’d” our laundry in case the Corona Virus causes us to not get the new laundry delivered, and we have to wait for however long. Richard Dean Anderson would be proud… 😁[…]
Our carpet layer managed to get all of our carpet laid today! Both floors! Looks like the way that the shutdown is being rolled out, tomorrow would have been ok anyway. Plumber also did most[…]
Looks like Victoria is about to introduce new measures to tackle the Corona Virus spread. “Victoria will proceed over the next 48 hours to implement a shutdown of all non-essential activity across the state to[…]
The more we do in this place, the more we find. This is a shot of the laundry plumbing. When this plumbing was done, load-bearing studs were cut halfway through! We are, of course, fixing[…]
Painters were in today and have done a terrific job! A crew of four got the job done in under one day. The walls are the same colour throughout (a grey) but change under different[…]
Still not finished, but looking really good… Very happy with the way these are turning out. No more creaking. And the stairs are now quite interesting looking. Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
Since we moved in to our house, the floorboards have gotten creakier and creakier. Today marks the first day of getting rid of the creaks and groans. First step was to pull up the carpet[…]