Archive for: Home Is Where The Chaos Is

Jan 18th, 2013

Friday Fragments – Heatwave edition

It’s been quite some time since I’ve put together a Friday Fragments post, let’s see if I remember how this goes! Today has been the hottest day ever on record in Sydney, 45.8°C (114.4°F) at Observatory Hill in the city. My Twitter stream and Facebook newsfeed are full of screenshots of people’s weather apps and […]

Sep 2nd, 2012

The renovations continue

It has been brought to my attention that I have been somewhat remiss in sharing progress pics. Therefore, I present pics of our progress: The kitchen benchtop was installed It has fossils in it 🙂 The painting in the lounge room, kitchen and hallway was done and the floors were finished. We moved our stuff […]

May 29th, 2012

It’s getting there

No big changes in the kitchen but the electrician did come and hook up the oven. I’ve got a whole butternut pumpkin in there at the moment, cut up into little cubes and seasoned with garlic, nutmeg and paprika. Roast pumpkin and chorizo risotto tonight. The laundry/bathroom has wall linings, waterproofing and the beginnings of […]

May 23rd, 2012

Progress report

We left the house at the end of the post before last with the kitchen sitting unassembled in the lounge room and us living in half the rumpus room downstairs. We’re still living the rumpus room but a few things have happened elsewhere. My renovations, let me show you them. So that’s the kitchen, looking […]

May 20th, 2012

I’m sure this is metaphoric or something

We have no lounge room at the moment. As I may have mentioned. So tonight I was sitting at the kitchen table (which is not in the kitchen, but in the half of the rumpus room that is not currently serving as our bedroom – are you all keeping this straight in your minds? There’s […]

May 9th, 2012

The story so far – long and probably not that interesting

Once upon a time, actually for the last almost 11 years, there was a house with carpet that badly needed replacing, a dysfunctional and rather ratty looking kitchen, a half-built bathroom/laundry, and a completely useless bath in the main bathroom (it’s very shallow, I get in, the water gets out). When this house was purchased […]