We have been visiting our farm for the past week, making preparations to the house before we move down in December. My parents, sister and brother-in-law have also joined us to do some renovation type things to the house, and it is slowly coming together and looking more like somewhere I might actually choose to live!
The first and most exciting thing that has happened is that we have sorted out all my internet issues. A visit to the local Telstra shop and a large aerial means that I don't need to get satellite broadband (both expensive and very slow)! I cannot tell you how happy this makes me! The Country Boy thinks I have lost my head, but I am smiling as I sit and type next to the fire! More importantly, I feel that I will not be so isolated if I have good internet access - an essential thing for me!
My sister, mother, and I have taken down all the old curtains (was red velvet ever a good curtain choice??), washed all the walls with sugar soap, vacuumed everywhere and then put up some much nicer curtains we got at the local op shop. Best of all the curtains fit perfectly. We have put rugs on the floor of the lounge and spare room, and it is looking quite homely (if not super stylish).
|My new curtains (have fixed up their hanging now too!)|
We have filled several boxes with the various bits and pieces that have been left around the house; lamps with fish motifs, aluminium saucepans, unusual ornaments and other bits and pieces are all packed up. I just need to find somewhere to
chuck put them.
My father who is fantastic at fixing things, has made me a kitchen bench out of a piece of laminate, so I at least have a bench to cook on. He and The Country Boy spent Saturday on the verandah (in the cold and wet) sawing and cutting, and then suddenly I had a kitchen bench!
|Here's my kitchen bench being built|
Over the next couple of days we need to put up some outdoor blinds to cut out the summer northerly sun, remove the carpet from the bathroom (???? I know!) . The Country Boy also wants to dig up his vege garden and do a few other bits and pieces but progress has definitely been made!