Monday, December 28, 2009

First hole in the wall

Well we did it. We put our first hole in the wall today, and what better than the gorgeous picture of us on our wedding day that our photograper gave to us. It's crazy to look at it and see how different we look now to how we did back then.

main shower ... done.

So the day that our guests were arriving for Christmas, Mark brought home the shower screen for their bathroom, phew. I had spoken to my mum earlier and mentioned that the shower may not have the door on it, so she (as mums do) took it in her stride and was bringing down a bath mat just in case, LOL.
I love the frameless showers that we have and am so glad that we were talked into them (thanks Lee Lee).
Here are some pics of the main bathroom.

timber floors ... done

So finally I have found the camera cable and as always, it was put in a safe place so that I wouldn't forget it.
Christmas day went off without a hitch and both Mark and I were so happy to have the floors done. I made for more a relaxing day, and to our amusement we found that it was us watching our family walk around in a panic saying 'don't touch that' and 'be careful of that', whilst we sat back and enjoyed the day.
So here are some long awaited pics of our gorgeous stringy bark flooring, sanded and polished. We are so happy with the water based finish that we got, the satin look is really nice, and it doesn't show up half as much dirt as what we had first imagined when we first decided to get the timber.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

our house ... the beginning

I finally found the cable to charge the battery on our camera and have been inspired (thanks Lee :P) to take some piccies. I have mostly taken them of the kitchen it is the only room in the house that kinda looks complete.

(above) our first night in our home.

(above) Mark rolling the first coat of paint for the garage floor... no stains here.

(above) our wardrobe. I spent AGES trying to make it look neat, and it still looks messy. Off to Howards Storage World I say... We need some boxes on the top shelp I think.

(above) our gorgeous kitchen. I am living here atm.

(above) the bifold door is amazing, lets so much breeze in... and flies and christmas beetles too. Thank goodness Mark is sorting our flyscreens as we speak.
(above) our brand spanking new oven that we got yesterday. I used the stove last night, I had forgotten how much I LOVE a stovetop.
(above) our dishwasher. I forgot that I had this last night and washed and wiped up. Might be for when we have guests over I think.
(above) there is a little hint of Christmas at our place.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Woohoo. We have our keys - or have had for the past week - but the most exciting thing that has made me want to post is that the plumbers are hear to put in our hot water, cooktop and dishwasher... YAY!!! It's been an interesting time this past week in regards to bathing, most nights we have been doing the hop in and wash the important bits and hop out again. One night, we even decided to have a bath - which took about 2 hours as our poor little kettle had to boil about 20 times, not to mention every time we need to wash up :P. I have even gone to work to tip my head over and wash my hair in the basin. It's been eventful, and fun too, but enough is enough and I am sooo ready for my lovely gas hot water that I nearly kissed the plumber that just arrived on my doorstep at twenty past eight this morning.

Our minds are going absolutely crazy with excitement atm, thinking of all the things that we want to do around the house. Mark is busy painting the garage floor with water based apoxy paint, and I am trying to organise this chaos that has hit our beautiful home. We know that it will NEVER be finished, but that is the fun of it isn't it? We'll just have to put of the kid thing for about five years I think.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Yay!!! We are getting our keys tomorrow!!! It was all a bit of a sudden but Mark rang me on Friday and asked if I could go and pick the final cheque up from the bank... it was 4:50pm :). As it was such late notice, he was unable to take today off so we booked our handover for Tuesday the 8th December at 9:00. Now I will be able to run around like a headless chook. Wish us luck :P.