Monday, 11 July 2011


The Demolition Party is over, thank goodness. Mr. H and I have kicked a few goals this weekend. We sent The Squeeze and The Bear up to my parents' for a few 'sleep-overs' while I work my weekend of nights and help Mr. H with the house. I haven't stopped, but I'm having a lot of fun.

My sister-in-law, her daughter (our niece) and her partner (a tradie) have been visiting this weekend, and have been giving us a hand. They have been unreal. We have managed to get rid of nearly all the rubbish with several loads to the tip. We have put in the new window for the kitchen/dining/loungeroom, finished framing, put in new floorboards, put in ceiling battens, and hung all the ceiling plaster. And finally, while I have been sleeping in the afternoon/evenings before work, Sis-in-law, niece & tradie have cleaned all of our old red bricks from a chimney we removed from the old kitchen. I had to clean about fifty bricks a few months ago and it was a job I didn't enjoy, at all. So I love them for doing it for me. Another goal, I have mastered the cordless drill. Yayyyy, I've finally learnt to be a good screwer!

As I've said before, Mr. H and I work well together on the construction site. We have a lot of fun. And he looks so hot in a nail belt! There have been times when Mr. H has been doing jobs for friends, and I have purposely gone to friends' houses for a cuppa and a chat just to I can perve at Mr. H in his nail belt at the same time. There are a few times I've caught my friends perving too (you know who you are). However, wolf whistling is not allowed on 'public' construction sites, damn it.

Anyway, back to our construction site. Everything is chugging along, and we are coping well with our state of limbo. In the next day or so we move out of our friend's house and we'll stay with my mother-in-law for couple of weeks. "Aaargh" I can hear some of you gasp. But it's ok, I have a lovely mother-in-law and we get on super. She has been a great help over the weekend too - keeping us fed and 'caffeined' (made up word??)

Hopefully we will finish insulating and plastering in a couple of days and be ready to paint by next weekend. Better yet, be ready to install my new kitchen. I can barely contain my excitement. The kitchen, and my beautiful new Smeg stove and range hood have been sitting in the shed for almost twelve months. For me, this is the best part of the renovating. I can't wait for it to go in, and I can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen with my new oven. I can't decide on what will be the first thing I cook/bake. A beautiful dinner, or a delectable cake? Or, I could go nuts and cook anything & everything. Can you picture me? Apron on, every burner on the stove with a pot or pan on it, trays of biscuits in the oven, mix master beating the next cake, jars sterilising in the dishwasher, food processor burring away at some pesto, The Squeeze and The Bear sitting on stools icing gingerbread men and licking the beaters......... Come on, come on, I can't wait!!

You're all invited for tea.

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