Saturday, December 14, 2019

HUGE PROGRESS

Last night I got into the Studio and finished getting everything out, except the shelving units, tables etc.

And then I got it set up ... ready to move all the 'stuff' back in!


ABOVE:  Looking pretty empty right now.  But wait ... it won't be long before I have it all set up and ready to go.


 ABOVE:  Stew wrote himself a list of things to do this weekend.  Cardboard to refuse station.  Scoop dog poop. Fix dog's gate (it's a bit too hard to open and close). Put up our letterbox number. Sort out the roof box (find somewhere to store it).  And lastly, the bit I like the most... Do ... 'As ordered by the wife'!!!

*** He's a sensible man. ***


ABOVE:  Our fish and pond are looking so much better now.  I read that 'town water' is toxic to goldfish, but after refilling their pond with town water, they seem to be just fine.
And of course, the water is much clearer now.

I hope when I go outside later they are not all floating!  lol

ONWARD...

10.24 am:  And we've just been down to Mitre 10 for a few bits 'n' bobs.  We had to buy a new Insinkerator, the one in the house ain't going.  This afternoon we will be getting a new kitchen tap too... then getting a plumber in to install both of them.

Oh we also got a new outside clothes line, one that fits on the fence and can flip down when not in use.

So many things to get!  But once we are finished, this home is going to be awesome.  Perfect for us.

We are expecting visitors for lunch.  So we stopped at the Flagstaff Bakehouse... it's got a very good selection of food.  

Now... what can I get up to next? *smiles*

11.00 am:  I asked Lacy to come around... to eat the left overs... and I also had an ulterior motive.

When we were out this morning I spotted a beautiful hydrangea on a bank beside a super busy intersection.  And I thought ...   hmmmm, I'm sure Lacy can climb up there and get me a cutting.

So ... once Lacy had eaten some left overs, I took her for a drive. 


ABOVE:  And there she is,  getting me a cutting!  And trust her, she did a 'HOLLYWOOD' at the end. Thanks Lacy, you rock.


ABOVE:  Our number is up.  And it looks awesome.  I just love the old railway sleeper we mounted it on too.


ABOVE:  Stew has now taken off that little, huckery number 5, to the right of our lovely BIG number 5.  lol


ABOVE:  Some lovely little visitors today.  We have not seen these two since February, so it was extra special to see them. Thanks Andrew.

After our visitors left we went to Mitre 10, Bunnings and Placemakers to look for a new kitchen tap.

We ended up back at Mitre 10 pondering over 2.
In the end we actually bought the same one we got in Cambridge.  It's going to be higher than the top of the servery bench in front of the sink, but never mind.  It's the one I like.

It is STINKING HOT today! OMG it's going to be a long, hot summer.   I hope we get our pool up and running asap.  Though, we do have to clear the land and actually have the pool here first eh?  lol

For dinner tonight I cooked two Chicken and Bacon pastry roll ups.


ABOVE:  One had Basil Pesto and the other had Caramelised Onion Relish, both had Mozzarella Cheese too.  We had a lettuce salad on the side.
It was DELICIOUS.  One of my favourite dishes now days.

Stew and I won't be late out of bed tonight, we are both trying not to fall asleep right now, and it's only just after 8 pm.


18 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:01 AM

    Lol good one Stew. The pond looks so much better. Enjoy your weekend. Kj

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  2. The studio looks great, so much room for all your tables and shelves. The pond looks much healthier than the first time you showed it, I'll bet the fish appreciate that. I wonder how long the previous owners had neglected it!

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    1. The previous owners were here for 18 months... so probably that long.

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  3. Looking Good! Does it feel like home yet?

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    1. Surprisingly... YES! Inside does at least. Not so much outside yet... cos I've hardly been outside for a week or more. *smiles*

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  4. Anonymous11:38 AM

    I slipped lol 😂 with grace I might add lol 😂 🤣 couldn't let Steve have all the fun 😂
    #Lacy 💙

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    1. That was very graceful Lacy. Glad you didn't hurt yourself.

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  5. Did you steal that cutting.remember doing the same thing outside the Whitianga pub years ago.THE OLD MOO.

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  6. Wow, you are making loads of progress. So glad it is beginning to feel like home. You have all worked hard to make it that way.

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  7. Wow your sewing room is going to be great Chris. I have an outdoor goldfish pond-was here when I bought the place and they survive very well on town water. We even use town water in the pond on the golf course at times and those goldfish are huge.How wonderful to have a visit from your gorgeous grandchildren

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  8. Wow! I see a new tradition for the grand kiddies! Feeding Grandma's Koi Fish! How fun! I remember taking my little one to a Japanese Restaurant with a huge Koi pond with 1000's of fish! They would give all the kids in the restaurant a little newspaper cone filled with fish food - and they would feed the fish!

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  9. You guys are doing an amazing job of sorting out your new home. It's great that Lacy has been able to help you most days - and having Steve available to help with the building aspects also a bonus 🙂

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  10. Your chicken, bacon pastry dish looks absolutely delicious!!! You may need to share the recipe ;-)

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    1. It's on blog post 6/11/19. Remember, you can literally add whatever you like and just roll it up.

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    2. cheers chick!

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    3. OH last night I didn't smash the chicken breasts to thin them out, I just thinly sliced them with a knife... so much easier!

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  11. Anonymous10:01 PM

    leftovers 😁😊🤣
    #Lacy 💙

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  12. Emily has gotten so big! Glad you got to see the kids. Love the big #5!

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