Playing for change, have a listen, I defy you not to sing along...

Monday, November 30, 2009

Door to door

Not a good photo I know, that stupid scaffolding, so inconvenient. How can I take a good photo when all that junk is in the way? Gee wiz.
Apparently the garage door is due on tomorrow, now we are really LOCKED OUT. *big sigh*.
Fooey. Think we'll need a soft door closer on this door, imagine that one one slamming at the hands of a teenage tirade? Yeah right...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Uh Oh

So we are locked out. Therefore, piccies will be slowing up. I CAN tell you this...
The Kitchen cabinets are IN, look fantastic, Handles are on WRONG,
Glass in the cupboard doors, is WRONG,
Laundry cupboard is IN, looks great, Handles are WRONG,
Wardrobe doors are ON,
Architraves and Skirtings are going ON, neatest job I have ever seen, what a shame they have to paint over it,
Tilers have STARTED.
Have some fancy pants wastes for the bathrooms and laundry floor. Very spic. Also madly trying to organise the retaining wall bricks and the driveway. I think we'll just go for the plain concrete driveway in a nice colour.
It's all coming along well, very fast and expertly coordinated, thanks SS!

Friday, November 20, 2009


I am melting here at the keyboard. Cranky, sweaty, so over the carpet issue. Here's the third sample. It's a mushroom colour, it's really nice. The photo is not at all an indicator of what it looks like in real life. Can't type. Too hot. The Rexona is not even coping today. No insulation, no aircon, no breeze, no fan, OH....enough!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mmmmmm....the strain of it all.

Yes, well we have now moved on to a darker shade and a different texture. This will still leave footmarks, but not so bad. Geez this is tricky business this carpet choosing thing. I really do love the colour but it is quite a contrast to the tile but this is neither a good nor bad thing. It's a personal choice. It will look lovely in the Theatre room. Only thing is that if I have chocolate furniture on this carpet will it be too much? Probably. Then again, who on earth complains about too much chocolate??? Not me. Only when I get hives, which did happen as a kid when I ate too much. Oh yes and the kidlets get constipated from too much choccie. Easter is one big strain. Maybe some of you are now having a revelation now that you have that bit of information. " Oooh that's what happened!". So don't reach for the Punes, just don't reach for the chocolate. Not sure which one is more difficult. SO will I break out in hives in my own house or will the kids be permenantly constipated if we get this damn carpet? Will the kilojoules pile on with out us even knowing? Oh the horror of it all...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Carpet Capers

Yeah well, it wasn't as easy as we thought it would be. We went to order the one that we had chosen and came home with 6 other samples and didn't order anything. What on earth happened there? We even saw friends of ours (thank you Sue, Steve and Maddie) and they helped us choose but we still ended up with nothing. I thought the sales people were meant to talk you INTO buying not OUT of it. Weird. So, as I type we have six carpet samples of varying colour, style, twist, loop, plush, pedigree, names, shades, heritage, you name it all laid out in the rental house, trying to work out whether the footsteps left behind in the pile will do my head in or not. If you know me you know it probably will. There is no way in hell that I have time to get the Dyson out 3 times a day just to keep the footprints off the carpet. No way. OMG! I mean how ironic is it that you get carpet to WALK on and then you hate it when the footprints remain behind? Then there's the damn colour! Oh, don't get me started. (as she feins a faint). Go neutral I say to keep it simple, well how many shades of neutral are there? I geez, I need a cup of Dilmah. TWO.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

2800lbs of Rhino = 107 toddlers

Yes, well we think that if 2800lbs of Rhino can't destroy the carpet then I guess we have a chance. Apparently we may be in our house by end of January. WooHoo.

So we thought we had better get a roll on and look for some carpet. I quite like this stuff the 1Q150 carpet. They put a Rhino on the carpet and the the carpet won! They even poured bleach on it and left it for 4 hours, nothing happened. Mmmm, that's gotta be worth investigating.

We like the colour Fallen Timber, neutral again. BORING, but well you know, I can splash the colour around in other ways, literally vecause it won't stain the carpet, hahaha. Wow, I can even see a little light at the end of the tunnel now. We have a Council clean up this weekend so everything that needs to go out is going out. I just have to stop the kids from bring the damn stuff back in again.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Feel free to stair

Yes, stare at the stairs as much as you want. They are a thing of beauty aren't they? We think they are a much better choice than that ladder. A bit more 'aesthetically pleasing' and much easier when you're rushing for school in the morning? Stairway to what you may ask? MORE CLEANING of course!! Imagine how much weight I can lose running up and down those stairs. I won't even have to leave the house! Brilliant. Now that Miss T and Miss C have fallen down the stairs in a few display homes, now they can do it on their very OWN set of stairs, how exciting, how cool! Practice makes perfect so they should be very good at it.

Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit
There isn't any other stair quite like it
I'm not at the bottom, I'm not at the top.
So this is the stair where I always stop
Halfway up the stairs isn't up and isn't down
It isn't in the Nursery , it isn't in the town
And all sorts of funny thoughts run round my head
It isn't really anywhere, it's somewhere else instead
Hakfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit
There isn't any other stair quite like it
I'm not at the bottom, I'm not at the top
So this is the stair that I always stop.
- Written by A.A. Milne and sung by Robin the frog on the Muppet Show.
If you would like to hear it and see it sung here's the link:
(Just double click on it and it will take you straight there)
or click on the triangle on the youtube screen top left of this blog.

If I see anyone sitting on the stairs singing some dumb song while I am cleaning that house they had better watch out! If it's a frog....squish.....little boots fall heavy.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Gyprock checked by Pop the Gyprock rocker.

Yeah say that 10 times fast...Thumbs up from Pop the Gyprock extraordinnaire and his lovely wife. Very good job, they said. I would agree. It's all looking good now so I promised you a picture here it is. I have chosen only one, I know, don't be upset, it's ok. Truly though, seen one gyprock wall, seen 'em all. Apparently we are getting stairs this week, so that will be a nice photo won't it? Just a short blurb tonight, I'm hooked on that stupid, stupid Twilight series and I am almost finished Book 4. Stupid, stupid. Can't help myself. Off to read...Vampires, Werewolves? I mean, really? Tut tut. I mean Count Dracula never EVER looked as good as Edward did he?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


No that is not our house, No, we have not moved in, and NO there are no sausages on the barbie just yet. *rolls her eyes again*
This pic is one that I found from some display home site. I love the colours in this room. Perhaps I am not so in love with the grey tone walls, I think I would prefer a taupey colour. Anyway, just thought I would share that with you. I ADORE that blind, how fabulous is it?
We are at this moment being insulated and gyprocked. YES, I will post photos, I know that you are all dribbling and banging your fists on the keyboard saying "We want to SEE the gyprock", I can understand, it's so, so, so.......riveting? Keep your eyes plastered to the screen for photos. Well it sort of is really, because it makes the rooms into rooms, real rooms, you know the type....good for door slamming and poster sticking with bluetack (NOT) and for disowning siblings etc... I will have to ask POP the gyprocker-rocker extraordinaire to cast his skilfull eye over the tradies work when it is completed. I would say that he would be impressed. We also have insulation, so when the screaming and the foot stamping and door slamming starts we shall be somewhat insulated from the (Pre) Teenage Mutant Ninja Girls and and (Pre) Teenage Mutant Ninja Girls' MOTHER, firestorm. It can be wild. Yeehaaa, bring it on baby.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


mmmm even though Halloween is traditionally American, I would consider that this PUMPKIN picture above and to the right displays behaviour somewhat resembling typical Aussie Blokes?

Hey who's the SCROOGE??

What has happened to my Christmas Tree?? It has dissapeared. What the...? I have tried to replace it but it won't reappear for some reason. I have had a request to remove the cutesy animals, so I have but only until I find something CUTER!! All just for you Bundy... ;.)

Also a request for more pics. This request shall be fulfilled shortly. I assume it's for pics of the house though? I have added one I took of my Agave the other day, will that suffice?