Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bedroom update & backyard mess

OK .... I have been feeling very guilty about my lack of 'love' for the house blog, and my fellow house bloggers have shamed me into posting something!!!

So a few things have happened around the house.

We ordered the entertainment unit for the bedroom while we were in Brisvegas and it got delivered upon our return. We absolutely love it and it's perfect for the room.... the colour of the wood is almost identical to our bed!!! I say that our bedroom is now complete however J says 'it will be complete when we get the bundy fridge'.

The other very slow changes are to the backyard. As you may recall, we had to build the bricked garden beds (which will be rendered) before we could flatten the area and pave it. Unfortunately 99% of the brickies in Melbourne wouldn't do it because it was such a small job and the one guy we did find, fell off the scaffold the day before he was due to come over and broke his hand so couldn't work for 6 weeks!!

In hind sight ... waiting for him for 6 weeks may have been a better option as they would now be done and the paving would also be done!!!!!

I shouldn't complain though ... one of our great neighbours (man it's good to have tradies in the street) agreed to do the beds for us for a few hundred dollars!! Great, cheap as. He's a lovely guy but slow ... boy, you have no idea.

In all fairness to him however he is not a bricky so I can't expect him to get it done as quickly as a bricky would ... but it doesn't help my desire to get it all done before the big rains come (yes .. I'm sure they will come!!!).

So about 6 weeks into the project and he is ALMOST finished. I noticed last night that he had been down during the day and on one of the beds, he has almost completed the top row ... just needs another couple of rows on the other one.

I took a photo a few weeks ago so you could see the start .... and took a photo last night (not a good pic) to show what has been completed so far.

And now to the bike :-)))

No .. won't bore you with bike stories on this blog but I thought I'd post a pic anyway!!! After all .... you can never have too many pics (isn't that right Perry!!!).
And just for your info ... her name is Scarlett :-)


Bernadette & Perry said...

You can never have too many pics! That's correct, and I've learned that lesson the hard way :-)

I read this: "J says 'it will be complete when we get the bundy fridge'." The more I read about J, the higher he goes up the ladder. Bundy fridge, XBox couch, bikes - don't let this bloke get away!

Great to see that you put a few pictures up, and although all of us loyal fans know you've been away and had other distractions, we still like to know how things are going! Cheers.

Gavin & Vanessa said...

Hey guys, I had to come and tell you I have now seen the latest Stargate flick... bloody briliant.... Let me know if you would like one too.... LOL...Just thought I should pass it on as I know you are avid viewers an dalso appreciate the show as I do... I know, geeks.....

HOUSE-TO-BE said...

Thanks for the pic of the lowline A! It looks great!!! So happy that you are happy. Think it's the same colour that we ordered (ironbark/walnut) suits your room so well. That telly on the wall looks pretty good too!

Love you you sneaked in a photo of Scarlett, great name BTW.

Garden beds are looking great. Will be nice when it's done. ;-)