Friday, 10 September 2010

It's nice to be home

Well what a lovely day!  In more ways than one.  Firstly the sun shone ALL day!  Secondly I managed to get the house tidy at last...well nearly... the basement is still in need of a little work.  We got up around 8 a.m. and, after a quick breakfast, set to.  For the best part of the day it felt like we were just taking things from one room to another and nothing seemed to be getting straight at all.  By three p.m. I was starting to flag a bit.  But the sun was shining and we decided to take all the soggy boxes and paper that we no longer needed to the landfill.  As we drove through town and out onto the road which leads into the bush, the landfill and beyond it felt so good to be here.  To be home.  We both commented that we felt so lucky to have such wilderness right on our doorstep.  The picture below is that road and it goes on for some 100 km plus with no houses, no gas stations and no highway, just wilderness.

Upon arrival at the landfill the usual visitors were there...well actually just one visitor today.  He just sat patiently in the sunshine waiting for us to go and the attendant with his big digger to leave so that he could have an afternoon snack in peace!

On the way back we stopped off at the local store and bought a CD rack, a DVD rack, some storage boxes for the closet and a shelf for the pantry.  Once home we spent a leisurely 20 minutes or so with a much needed coffee out on the deck.  After that we seemed to just whisk through the rest of the sorting out!  So far the bathroom is finished.  The main bedroom is finished apart from staining the chest of drawers and night stands to match the bed.  The second bedroom which is also to be a chill out room is tidy and just needs some big cushions and maybe a large wooden dresser.

All in all, we are feeling quite pleased with ourselves today!

The bathroom
Our Room

Chill Out Room
Tomorrow I plan to put up all our pictures and hopefully the new curtains for the lounge window.  Next on the list is the kitchen chairs which need to be re-upholstered with some lovely cream fabric I picked up a thrift shop for $1!  I just LOVE thrift shops!  I have accumulated two large boxes of brand new fabric remnants, all bought for a few $'s here.  And I have plans for ALL of it!  some for myself and some projects which I hope to sell. 


  1. You're doing a great job making a beautiful home Rona, it looks great and I really want a chill-out room too now!

    See you are picking up the local lingo - thrift shops and all ha ha! I love rooting round second-hand stuff too, have found some wonderful things over the years! x

  2. LOL! Thanks Angie! I cannot believe that I have run out of pictures for the walls. That's what happens when you move from a railway carriage to a proper house....more space! I'm going to paint a buddha for the chill out room and something in coffee/cream,chocolate and Turquoise for our room.


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