Monday, July 14, 2014

Renovations continued

 The mattress was in the living room while we did our bedroom

The living room then had to hold the stuff from the kitchen and laundry including the linen.

The bedroom had the base and that was all.  It is now painted and carpeted and stacked with stuff from other parts of the house.

The kitchen was intact at this point although half the bedroom ended up in there along with all the laundry.

The overflow from the storage shelves in the laundry ended up in William's present room.

The hall got a fair amount of stuff too.  Some of this will go in the new living room.

James had all the spare bedding in his room.  Then all of this had to go elsewhere as his room is next on the list.

Windows for installation packed on the front veranda.

The side wall where all the foundations had to be replaced as it was starting to look rather more like a banana than a wall. Can you tell we don't have a garage!
Renovations are going on apace - I now have no kitchen and the bathroom is rather limited as it needs its floor polished yet (had to wait for the concrete to cure). I was intending to do the cooking in the toast oven for the meantime but the thermostat seems to have gone cuckoo.  So now the idea is to get the suspended bed in as fast as possible so that William can move in and we can set up the kitchen in what was his bedroom and is going to be the living room.  At least that means I can cook properly again. It's a bit like a bad camping holiday round here :)

 Matt is replacing the bathroom window at this very moment with the double glazed one that should be good for mid winter heating problems.  There are two more windows to go - one over the bathroom sink and one for the laundry.  Both are double glazed but one has broken glass because the gale force wind from last week broke it loose and it fell on a tree stump.

James is living in the caravan I borrowed from my sister - it is a tiny retro one called Henrietta.  Hopefully his sleep out will arrive in the next week or so.

And that's progress for this week!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

The whistlers

This is the small band my son William and two of his friends started at school.  They have now won their first competition - The Robbie Rocks Dunedin junior section.  They had to arrange and sing their choice of three Robbie Burns poems.  Not bad for 15 year olds.

William is the singer and whistler, Oscar on keyboard and Alex on guitar.
This performance is the one they did for the fancy dinner with the Mayor etc as winners.