Friday, 28 July 2017

Day 57

July 27 2017

I am so over our winter. Seriously, this rain and grey cloud blanket needs to disappear quickly.

Ugh.

Nevertheless, the monsoon like wet weather (yes, it really does turn on and off, full force like a tap) has had me inside finishing up our hallway 💓

The photos are changeable, and I can add things as I want. It's only marker so it really won't be an issue to paint over when we want to change it in the future.

I love it.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Days 55 - 56

July 25 - 26 2017

New project!! Cause I don't already have enough haha.

Actually this was something I was so excited to do and had planned for quite some time.

It's not finished yet, but it's not far off. As a side note, I legitimately love drawing on walls.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Days 52 - 54

July 22 - 24 2017

Saturday was spent finishing off all of the half put away things in preparation for a BBQ on Sunday. Seeing as we had decided having other actual human beings over less than 2 weeks after moving in, I figured we should try and make the house look respectable. 
I succeeded!! 
Yay!

Sunday was, as already mentioned Barbeque Day! 

And it rained. And rained. And rained with some wind. 

*sigh*

Nevertheless we had a great time and got to show everyone our new home! 

Monday (today) was more hardware store shopping, some laundry organisation, more rain and I'm kind of over the weather actually. We also made a dog poop worm farm which was exciting and kind of fun. Well, fun for me because I wasn't the one drilling a gazillion holes in a rubbish bin haha.  Penelope Wonderwoman did find it very interesting though and was only slightly concerned when she realised that the worms were going to eat the dog poop!

We did a bit of research after realising that store bought poop composters were like nearly $200! We have made the same thing with a large plastic garbage can with lid, a bunch of river rocks for drainage, a micro-organism spray that accelerates decomposition and 1000 worms. 

The Ever Awesome Husband drilled the aformentioned gazillion holes in the garbage can, plus cut the base out completely. Then he dug a hole big enough to bury it most of the way. Chuck some rocks in the bottom, add some compost and dog poo and spray with decomposing accelerator. Then add worms and wet before placing lid securely on. 

Fingers crossed it works! 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Day 51

July 21 2017

Little Miss Penelope Wonderwoman is now enrolled for school next year. 😐 😐

Our school year starts at the beginning of Feb and today we walked the literal few hundred metres and enrolled her.

Mixed feelings.

Her and I then planted a little garden, and upon proudly admiring our work came inside, only to find an hour later that the dog tried to eat the plants and they were no longer in said garden bed. 😑😑

Today I also painted the fireplace. It looks AWESOME. 😁😁

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Days 49 - 50

July 19 - 20 2017

Yesterday was bedroom day! Although ... it isn't done.

We can see the floor and I did take up all the carpet tacks (successfully, without personal injury. Yay, go me!)

Today is errand day plus Miss Penelope has her 4 yr old immunisations in preparation for both enrolling in kindergarten (🤤🤤), and not catching a deadly preventable disease that was thought to be erradicated years ago but is back cause of crazy people who think they are smarter than medical science.

Sorry for the too long sentence there 😂

Anywho ....

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Days 47-48

July 17-18 2017

Monday was less than productive but in the spirit of #smallwins, we did get a couple of small but significant things done. 

One, we got a new toilet and the leaking (well, constantly dripping more like) kitchen tap both got fixed. The plumber is seriously my Superhero of the Week. Such a gross job, but now we have a shiny new white non grungy, non leaking (yes, it was) toilet!! YAY!! 

Very little got done in the way of unpacking, however we managed a walk / ride out in the winter sunshine to make sure the kids knew which way to go to get to school from our new home. We are less than 2km and they've been catching the bus (which they hate and was costing us $12 a week for the two of them. 

Seeing as we are so close, they can ride (or walk, as apparently 15 year old girls are too cool to ride). It took 12 minutes to walk and obviously less than that for The Dude to ride. Aaaaaaand it's free. Cue happy dance hahaha. 

So then yesterday was a great day. Back to school (yay!), and glorious sunshine! I got a tonne of reorganising done and the house is looking more like a home and less like a hoarders haven. 
My goal for today (Wednesday), is to get our bedroom organised. 

Wish me luck!! 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Days 42 - 46

Aaaaaannddd we're in.

I know I missed 4 days but I literally couldn't function 5 minutes after sitting down every night.

I swear, this has been THE most disorganised, chaotic, crazy move in the history of crazy moves.

Also, there may have been a few moments of yelling/frustration/exhaustion/fear-of-being-actual-hoarders. We have SO MUCH STUFF.

I do feel like we are finally getting somewhere though now. And Penelopes' room is finished except for some black line re-doing on her mural.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Day 41

July 11 2017

Tired doesn't begin to describe our current state. Literally spent all day painting then came back here and spent hours mlore packing.

My back feels like I am an idiot, but I was wearing my back brace all day.

Tomorrow is move in day!!!

We got most of the Dudes' bedroom stuff in, and got the kitchen painted - on its' way to being finished, and Ems' room is done except for the floor.

Now for sleep. Glorious sleep.