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

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A message to start and finish the day with

We just applied this wall deckle to Miss T's bedroom wall. Whilst it is on the wall with the light switch it will be the last thing at night she sees and the first thing in the morning as she leaves the room. So therefore, after the first 3 times of reading it, she will ignore it totally. *rolling eyes here*. That wall was the best choice as it fit really well there and it is a wall that will not be needed for painting, posters, photo frames etc.

Liking the Oboe D'Amore

It's the last one in the block here ^^^. Oboe D'Ámore, Get used to it.
I think that's the colour for the M5 Sound Barrier PRIVACY screen.
You like?
It's actually not quite as dark in the sample pot but the paint guy says it will darken up when it's on (bit like fake tan huh?, you look like a warm fresh baked cookie when you leave the tanning salon and end up looking like a shrivelled up Mandarin by the time you get home *stunned face inserted here*). Yes so, we need to get whatever it is we need to get to apply the undercoat so we can get this Oboe D'Ámore in it's rightful place. A lot of it can be seen from inside the house, via the kitchen area, so it has to be a colour that is nice to live with. It's not so Grey in real life, seems to throw a bit of Purple at you but not really, ifyaknowwhatImean?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

From Kindy to kids

A bit of light relief. What does this have to do with building or construction, I hear you say?
A lot really. It takes a long time to build a person. You never have a set of plans to go by and goodness knows nothing ever goes to plan anyway. You are always changing, the frames move and settle, the exterior weathers a bit and needs a reno every now and then. The outlook is revised, the forecast is adjusted. The landscaping changes with the seasons and the fashions. The environmental influences have their impact, the materials sourced give good foundations, the suppliers are invaluable. People, dwellings for souls.
Here we are 4o years later, looking damn good I might add. I dare you to disagree.
We have been through Primary and High School together and now on the other side of the city from where we started. We have made it this far and I dare say this deserves a big round of applause. *and a Mexican Wave if you feel so inclined*.
We take a bow and say, Thank You.


Well, a special post for my Homeone forum buddy bel.
They have a PEG! Yes a real ridgey didgey peg! AND.... a digger to go with it.They have been waiting what seems to be forever and this moment of commencement deserves a SCREAMING MENTION!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010


Well since this room seems to be used quite frequently we have decided to add some artwork. Now no disrespect to the artist, who probably did not ever envisage her newly created design ending up in someones loo. I actually really love the design particularly for the colours. It's lovely. It's very "me". As you can see it's not on the wall yet. It is wood mounted and quite a bit heavier than I had anticipated so we will need a 5kg, removable hook I think. Oh damn, that means a trip to Bunnings (she says secretly clapping her hands together under the desk). Maybe I can coerce Miss T to choose a light shade while we are there, ANY light shade will do.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Stupid Stuuls

Well they suit the kitchen. They do remind me of the dark teaky type furniture of Asia, so I guess that's a plus.

The driver stayed and watched unwrap them so as to bear witness that we didn't damage them and whatever damage we found would have been exsisting. They were marginally better than the last lot. Still not the best quality but we are over it and decided to just keep them. Suppose we could have got these....hehehe

One thing I will say about our stools is that they are really comfy. Just like a dining chair. Bit of a rip off for the kids though, no spinning, so swinging, no rocking, no head cracking falls from unsteady bases, they just sit firmly and squarely on the ground. Thank goodness. I couldn't stand all the dramas and continual "stop spinning on those bl**dy stools or you'll throw up!"
Yep, cheaper than a carnival, but you are responsible for the vomit. Uh uh, best to be sturdy and safe. Vomit free. Vertigo maybe from the height but no spinning.
We have eaten dinner there a few times now and it works well. We don't have a table and chairs in that room yet so they do the job. Only thing is the kids have to watch the TV (of course dinner always seems to be ready on queue with the start of The Simpsons), in the reflection of the kitchen window. Lucky we decided to make that window larger!
Still haven't painted the M5 sound barrier. Still not sure which colour. I am now thinking that it might be a good idea to leave the post tops and maybe get some bamboo to put along the top as a finish, and attach it to the posts. Will investigate that avenue. Mmmm, what else? That's it for the moment. Still want THAT buffet (few pages back...), will try to save up for it, but HAVE to have the Hall table to match. Miss T needs a desk in her room and some drawers. I wish she would pick a light that she likes but she seems content with the bulb, so guess it's not a priority for her or like me she has no valid interest in light fixtures. Still have heaps of boxes to unpack, ho hum. One man (or should I say woman?) team of unpackers for that job.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

standing by to sit

Awaiting clearance to SIT.
Estimated time of arrival inbound stools x 4 between 1600 and 1700 EST on Friday 2nd July. Standby to sit...chhhhhht over...