Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Long thin windows...

We had problems with the long thin windows with the blinds, in hindsight I should have put plantation shutters but I got these so it's a case of live with it....
What happened is that the chains were made the same size drop as the windows but when you tried to bring the roller down it didn't roll down smoothly at all. So the chains were all changed to be longer to make them roll down better, it has worked but I don't think that I would have these again in the windows that are this shape.
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Blockout blind down

This pic is with the blockout blinds down. You still get light in around the top & sides but it hasn't been a problem to us in the bedroom.
The media room has them as well & we are still working out whether to put a pelmet at the top to cover the light that is coming in.
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Sunscreen blinds

I have been asked about the blinds that we have in our house. We have double rollers the first blind is the sunscreen one, during the day you can see out with no trouble at all but at night it reverses & the outside can see in but you can't see out.
That is why you have the double blinds so that you can use the blockout blind at night & during the hot summer days.
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Our doggie is home....

He came back this afternoon & he has seemed to have settled in really quickly (let's hope that I don't jinx myself).
He is so thin & the vet told my husband that he was refusing to eat (so he went on a hunger strike in protest). They called into work on their way home & I had some chicken that was left over from my lunch & he ate it up so quickly & was looking for more. I have feed him 3 times already as I want him to get a lot of little bits of food, to try & fatten him up.
We won't take him for a walk outside as someone will report me for sure as they will think that I have starved him. He is skinny anyway but he is a bag of bones at the moment.
We also have got some tadpoles in a water bowl in the garden so we will keep an eye on them & hopefully soon we will have frogs.....
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What boys do.....

So this is what boys do when they want more excitement than what the trampoline gives them....
They were trying to get up the tree, where they successful? not this time, the eldest son could get up to the top of the trampoline, but not into the tree.
Lets see what tomorrow brings......
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Laundry screen door..

We wanted a very plain screen door for both the bedroom & the laundry. This is what we got & we are very happy with the look. The colour is Ironstone to match the other door.
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And a different view

It was great to potter around in the garden when I got home from work. I can't wait for daylight saving to start, all those extra hours of light in the evening.....
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What a difference a day makes....

We have a backyard, the kids have been kicking the ball around & climbing the tree. A friend suggested that we get a seat built around the tree in the middle. We had a couple of girls over from school yesterday & they were in the tree as well. It's a weed tree but it's a great climbing tree, I wonder who will break their arm first??? Our dog is coming home today, he has been at the kennels for 3 weeks so I am sure that he will have lost a huge amount of weight, he misses us heaps but he will be back up to his skinny self in no time (he is a whippet, so he is really skinny anyway).
I have been planting some of the plants that I had in pots along the fence & I think that I will get some other plants over the weekend, hopefully the weather will be good.
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Monday, August 17, 2009

The shed with a kennel...

The shed went in last week but we can't use it as it has to have silicone put around the bottom & there is a piece on the top that is wrong. They are due back either today or tomorrow our doggy is at the kennels as we haven't had fences, we now have fences down both sides but no gates.
He will love his new yard as the poor bugger has had astro turf at the rental house, he will also be able to run around.
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Work in progress

The landscapers came today & they have leveled out the backyard & put a heap of soil on top of that. They will lay the turf tomorrow & I can't wait for that as it is so very dirty & dusty out there. As soon as they did their bit in the yard it looked 100% better so I am sure when the turf goes down it will look fantastic.
I now have a clothesline, gave it a big workout yesterday with the lovely weather that Sydney put on for my new line......
The dining room table has gone back, they brought out a replacement bottom for it (as it wasn't sliding properly) but they couldn't fix it so they took everything back. I now have 10 chairs & nothing to put them under......
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

And from the other end...

The same room but from the other end. He loves his desk & we need something nice on the walls, but we will look for that when we start to get out & about again.
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And the other ones room....

Our youngest son's room is nearly finished, they are all works in progress but last night his bookcase & desk were put up & this is how it looks. We still have some of his stuff in storage but it will be a few weeks away before we are able to get it.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

One of the kids rooms....

This is our eldest son's room, his desk & shelves & bedside table came yesterday so he spent last night sorting them out. He is a total neat freak & this room will look like this all the time, he even brought the vacuum upstairs for me to give it a once over. We are going to look for a smaller bookcase or something to fill the gap between his desk & shelves up. He doesn't want anything on the walls as yet but we might find something that he likes. I think that it really suits him & he loves it so that is the main thing.
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Yes, It's the kitchen again.....

Had to show you my beautiful flowers & vase that some of the Mum's at school brought for us. We got a lovely card the wine & the flowers & vase, they are stunning.
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Triple stacker open

The screen door on the triple stacker opens to look like this. I went to open the other door but the blinds have been put too close to the door & I can't open it. So I will get on to the blinds guy to come back out & fix it.
Hope this pic helps, if you need any others let me know.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Guest Bedroom

The blinds are in, I still haven't found the perfect picture for the wall behind the bed, but I am looking.
I made this quilt for our bed for the other house that we were building but when it all went pear shaped I lost interest in it. Anyway I got my act together & finished it off & here it is. We brought a new bed for ourselves & it doesn't fit on it so the guest bedroom gets to use it.
I just need to find a couple of bedside lights for here & the picture & this room will be finished.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

And from the top...

It's still the same story, it looks much better here than in the photo. I will try again to see if I can get some sort of a better pic for you, in the night the wires all reflect off the ceiling & they look like a wire sculpture on the ceiling.

The blinds went in today & one side of the fence, the other side will be done tomorrow. The blinds need some adjustment so Glen will be back over tomorrow to fix the ones that are not working properly. Will take some pics in the morning. Have got lots happening tomorrow, deliveries coming, clothesline going in & some of the Mum's from School coming for a look.....

Our youngest son's indoor cricket team got knocked out last week so they are not in the Grand Final on Friday but we are still having the sausage sizzle this Friday for them. I haven't been into School for the last 2 weeks as there has been way to much going on, so I am not sure how many kids we will get. They also have their Athletics Carnival on Friday so hopefully they will all be really tired & go home early!!!!

The Media room got it's first screening on Saturday night, the eldest son & his mate watched a DVD along with my husband. The chips & drinks all went in with them & they did come out a few times for refills but it was a big success.
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The light is in....

It is really hard to take a pic that does this light justice. Everyone that has seen it so far has said "Wow" so I am not sure if they hate it or love it. Even the kids came home after it had been installed & that was what they said, but they think it's just fantastic.

It is reflecting off the glass so you get to see it twice, as you walk in the door you see it first in the glass & then as you walk in & look up you get the whole thing. I think it is divine & it certainly makes a statement, it took the electrician till 2.30 yesterday to get it in. we had to hire scaffolding to install it as each of the crystals were hung individually. I unwrapped all the crystal things while my husband went over to the rental & cleaned out the shed & did the back yard.

I took the keys back to the Real Estate this morning, talk about being treated like the dirt at the front door by the girl that took them. I think that she thought that she was much better than I was, as I was just handing back keys to a rental property!!!! I am sure she would have changed her attitude if I was the landlord.... Anyway she was doing the inspection this afternoon at 4.00 she said that I could go if I wanted to be there but I had kids that were coming home from School so it was much more important to be with them!!!!!
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Dining Room

They delivered the rest of the chairs yesterday & there was also a problem with the way the table moved when you extended it. The guys that originally delivered it said that when they delivered the chairs they would fix it, but when they saw it they said that it needed to be replaced as it couldn't be fixed. So I am still waiting on a call from them as to what is going to happen.

The electrician is here at the moment installing the video monitor, you can see the screen in the pic (it's also his tools on the floor)

I have the guy here applying the sealer on all the showers, we have only been using the main bathroom shower so that it was easier for them to apply it to all the other showers & tiles. He said that you will only have to wipe it over with a damp cloth to clean it so no more bleaches or shower spays as we won't need them. Will see how it goes.

We are really happy with all the lights that are in, I love the one over this table. All the others in the downstairs area are the same but don't hang down.
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Triple Stacker Screen Door

Nat this ones for you. This is the screen door for the triple stacker's.

If you need any other pics let me know.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Our old lounge in the new house

We are going to use it for a while, not sure what we were thinking when we picked this colour. it did go in both the other houses & because it is in the leisure room you can't see it from anywhere in the house unless you are in that room. We have other things to spend money on at the moment so it will have to stay for a little while. I got new cushions made to try & make it fit in a little better. The rug is for the room next to the dining room but that lounge is about a month away so I will use it there for the time being.
I call it hideous but a friend visited yesterday & commented on our new lounge!!!!!
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For all the fellow Wisdom builders

There has been some talk about a gap around the window frames of their houses. It did happen to us as well but this is how it has been fixed & unless you knew it was there I am sure that you wouldn't notice it. The window that it concerns is the one on the right of the pic, now to the right of that window the aluminium strip is wider than on the other sides of the windows. Trust me you will not notice it at all, in the Impression it is the WIR window.
Notice the beautiful sheet curtains that we have, my husband made them, we will be taking orders very soon so if anyone is interested you to could have the same look!!!!!!

All the blinds are due to be installed on Monday, it will be good to have them in......
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More Boy's Toys......

This is the talk of the boys in our family...... If I can't find them, I just know where they are!!!! In the Media Room of course.
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Boys Toys.....

The boys lounges arrived yesterday, they are electric recliners & they just love them. The window covers will be in on Monday.
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1/2 a new dining room table.

We have been so busy, the removalist's were I thought booked to come on Monday at 7.00am but when they were not there at 7.30 I called them to see if they were on their way, only to be told oh no you are booked in for Tuesday....... So we didn't get all our stuff in till yesterday. The garage has most of our stuff in it & I have been sorting through it all very slowly. Some things will have to go into the shed, which won't be installed until tomorrow. I am going over to the rental to give it a clean with the cleaning lady tomorrow, so I will be going between the two houses.
So why do we have only 4 chairs & we should have 10, they delivered 6 but I sent 1 back because it had a scratch on it, well they called yesterday to say that all the chairs will be delivered on Thursday. We are thinking of hanging the picture in the niche up, it should hang the other way so I have put it there to see if I can live with it.
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