Friday, April 29, 2011

big easter changes

I made the most of the easter break and even took some of my TOIL to get things moving on my house, it has been a busy week, plans had to be rearranged a few times because of a crap tradesman who let us down on the floor sanding job and some technical difficulties with his not crap replacement, but with the very generous help of my family and some dear friends a lot has been done.

 I finished tiling the toilet and the en-suit
 and then worked out how to grout
 lots of people helped paint and spak - big thanks to Bec, Sarah, Jess and huge thanks to M & G - we have two coats on pretty much nearly every wall
what a fabulous way to spend your easter holiday!

the sander arrived yay! and after a little hicup with power (fixed by the lovely electrician Rob) he got stuck in
 meanwhile G and I started building the kitchen carcasses downstairs

 and Mum sanded the stairs (I did help) and then put on the first coat of sealant (I helped with that too)
 while Murray did the sealant upstairs - mm glossy

It was actually a very noisy two day process, it wasn't even worth putting on the radio.  We had a funny moment when G made the sign for the top of the stairs to stop people walking on them - I explained to G that 'WET STUFF' was a sex lubricant and mum proceeded to make a new sign 'DO NOT WALK ON STAIRS - WET SEALANT'  I laughed a lot - they refused to be photographed with their signs (well mum did - and as a rule she hates being photographed).

Last night my brother, G and I went down to put in the kitchen.  It was a long but productive night,
thank goodness for Charlie P's work lights!


 my pretty 90cm oven all wrapped up!

everything is in and ready for Plum Bob (the plummer), the electrician and the gas man - if we can get a hold of him!!  

I have a couple more days to get bits an pieces done before I have to check in at work and get stuck into lots of rehearsal for Construction of the Human Heart.  The floor guys will be back for the next couple of coats and the house is to be inspected for occupancy next week!  fingers crossed (that I won't be moving in "illegally" - because I am moving in some form)


Josie said...

Wow Jules,
How exciting, it just looks amazing!
You lucky thing, not that much longer and you'll get to live in your beautiful house every day!
Josie, Jac and Roo

julie said...

I can't wait to have you three over for dinner - the balcony is half Roo proof! rest will be done asap love and hugs to you all xx