Friday, November 27, 2009

Water Damage?

I thought I survived the storm that hit my area yesterday but now I'm not so sure...

These are my upper kitchen cupboards and you can see the slight discolouration of the paint and that the paint is peeling off the wall - it's not a crack like the other area's although there is also a crack
Is this something to really panic about, should I be emptying the top cupboards?

I can't see anything else anywhere that joins the wall

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My new couch

I have my couch!! Yes, after almost 14 weeks I finally have my couch and I love it!!
It's sooooooo big and comfy, it's massive!

I'm going to have to move my entertainment unit too as when it's in the centre of the room now it's not in the centre of the couches, not a big issue but I just need help moving it - sooo heavy

The photos are taken on my iphone as I can't locate my camera




This shows the colour better

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thinking about the outside

I really need to start planning the outdoor part of my block. Yes, I need to finish the indoors still, but that's hopefully going to progress a LOT more this week with hopefully getting my couch!! Yes, that's right, after over 3 months of waiting, I should get my couch this week or next! The ship is due to dock today so they said I should be called later this week to organise a delivery day/time.

I've also discovered that I need to get the outdoor roof put on ASAP. The hot afternoon sun directly hits the living room windows and the room just heats up soooo much that I really need the roof before blinds. I'm hoping that I can get it done before Christmas, but it really depends on my brother on when he has the time to -cough- assist -cough- me build it (read: he builds it and I help).
I'm thinking of doing a pitched roof that as I walk out the sliding door the roof goes up and then down to the fence line. The cover will most likely be alternating sheets of colorbond and laserlite and then also put a fan in the middle of the roof.

In the meantime I am thinking that I might go buy some bamboo blinds and install them on the outside of the windows by way of putting some cup hooks into the bricks and just hanging them from it. I can then later use the hooks for other things and the blinds could possibly then go on the end of the new roof or something.

I also really need to start planning my backyard and front yard. Do I want pavers around the side of the house to the clothes line and the vegie patch or do I just want a lillydale toppings path? Other paths, so out to the front of the house from the backyard will probably just be lillydale toppings, and also around the blind side, but I'm thinking maybe something a bit nicer through a lawn or something. I dunno - need to work it out!
I also really need to nut out the plan for the front garden and go looking for plants and draw it up so that I can get it approved. I'm not really in a hurry to do a huge amount plant wise until after summer, but I can at least start planning it.