Monday, May 10, 2010

Photos, photos, photos.....

Well, retaining wall was started today, so without further ado....the photos :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The wall

Photos to come later tonight (as they're on the mobile phone and my husband is out and has said phone LOL)

Husband made a wall last night in our family room which now holds the television on it, eventually the amplifier and other bits and pieces will be slotted in on the sides, so you can't really see them.

It is a bit of a change but something that we wanted to do, so we can ALMOST cross that job off the list.

I have also been calling around for quotes for the retaining wall we need out the front, but getting very frustrated with the lack of etiquette when it comes to these people keeping appointments.
Have had some just not turn up when they say they will.

So far had one quote, but obviously would like more.

The one quote we did get was quite good, but he wasn't going to help with getting the council approval (due to the wall being over 450mm in one place - it sort of starts high and then gradually 'disappears' if you understand that), soooo anyway, have found another one in the Yellow Pages (oh how I love that little yellow book!) and should have someone coming on Saturday *well fingers crossed and please cross for me* AND they do help with counil approvals. So YAY!

Anyway, much to do today!

Thanks for reading xxx Tash

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hey all!

Well we haven't really gotten much done, but I thought I would aim to put up some more pics.

My lovely husband has paved our fenced off area where the bins go, he continued the path from the driveway and it looks like it has been there all the time :) he did a great job of it!

He also put some 'trimming' on the floors, where they meet doorways, which finishes it off nicely. Obviously we still need to put some 'filler' in the other gaps and yes, skirting board eventually.

It is really nice living out here. At night you can hear the ocean crashing against the shore, yes, even from our house. It is such a nice sound and so much different to living in the bush.

Have ventured out a couple of times this past week and it hasn't been too bad. Although, the drivers here (yes I am going 'there') seem to like driving right up your bum, even though you're doing the speed limit and I am one of 'those' people that just puts the cruise control on the speed limit....hahahaha! Never had a speeding ticket and don't want one.