Friday, July 13, 2012

Windows and Doors

It is another wet day here in sunny Queensland but the work continues! As I sit here typing this post the windows and doors are being unloaded. I am scared to get up and take a good look at them but everyone else seems to really like them. I'm sure I will too its just I had some major disagreements with the window man for he and I have different taste!

Now I must make a decision on window and door hardware. Do I choose chrome or the antique copper ones? If I go dark hardware then I have to have the hinges on the doors changed. I'm just grateful I have a meeting with Hayley from Porchlight Interiors this morning. I would be lost without her and her sister, Tracy.

I hear my name being called so I must go for now. Pictures will be posted later.

God bless

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pictures from our First Dinner Party

For those of you who know us will not be surprised to see that we have already had our first dinner party.  Our thought was - WHY WAIT!
Kate, Molly and Kelsey

Bob, Brett, Rob


Kate doing the Limbo

Look at Molly go

Watch out Molly, Will seems to think it is his turn!

Wrong way Will!

Gran is probably wondering if she will ever get a ride home!

The Guest refuse to leave
  This picture was taken from our car as we left our house!

The Wait Is Over!

It has been a long time coming but we are finally underway with the building of our house.  Several weeks ago the concrete was poured on the bottom level (Jake’s Domain) and the main level of the house.  The frames for both levels are up and the floor for this level is going down.  The frames for this level will be arriving this afternoon.

I have just come back from a meeting with Hayley and Tracy from Porchlight Interiors and I can honestly say that I could not achieve my goals if it were not for them.  The windows and doors can be ordered and a final decision has been made in regards to the layout of windows and doors on the top-level deck.  Now I just need to finalize the roof tile, the siding/cladding, the tapware, plumbing, and then maybe I can stop and take a breath or dance some Nia.

I guess I should mention the frames are from Steel Framing Systems and the man in charge of the site is Rob Watkins from Rob Watkins Builders.

Now I am going to post some pictures!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Still Unpacking

Many thanks go out to Murphy Kaire for moving us from our old rental and into our new one.  Now that he has moved us into our new rental, he can look forward to building our house on the water and then help us with our FINAL move!  Thanks Murphy you are the greatest.

There is a still lot of unpacking to do and I guess I need a raining day so the ever so gorgeous swimming pool does not tempt me to go for a swim.  I have never been known for my organizational skills and I love to procrastinate so who knows when it will be done!  Oh well, as the one and only Scarlett O’Hara would say, “After all ... tomorrow is another day.” Therefore, I will wait and see what tomorrow brings.
Our Outdoor Christmas Tree

A Slice of Heaven

Monday, October 31, 2011

Moving, Moving, Moving

Oh yes, we are on the move again.  This Friday, November 4th, we will be moving to a larger rental that has air conditioning, a pool and room for visitors.  My sister, Haven, will be visiting from mid-December to mid-January then Gran arrives for yearly visit sometime early February in time for her darling granddaughter’s birthday!

This move is the work of the Lord, so for those out there that think He cannot find the right house for you well you are soooo wrong!  One Friday at school, one of the Intervention Teachers walked up to me and we started talking.  She mentioned that she has been slowly moving out of one house and into another one.  I told her that I felt for her and how I was not looking forward to moving again and how we needed to find a place to move into before the summer sets upon us.  She smiled and said her house that she just moved out of was for rent.  I stated I need a house with air conditioning, pool and space and she smiled and stated her house did.  She then proceeds to tell me the house is in the same area.  We both looked at each other and I reached over to her and stated how the good Lord works in mysterious ways.  She then tells me that she knows that and that she was not even supposed to be at school that day!  We both had major goose bumps and tingling heads. 

Praise the Lord.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


As you can see I have been busy trying to redesign my Blog and I am having trouble trying to get some things aligned the way I want them.  Therefore, I think I am going to have to get a web designer to help me!

Since our house is at a standstill, I have decided to branch out and just start blogging about whatever comes to mind, so stay tuned!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guess What? We are still waiting!

We are at the point now where we are going to have to move to another house while we build.  We need more space, a pool, and air conditioning.  Cannot go a summer without those thing, plus I am ready for my mother to come over for her 3 to 6 month stay.  In addition, my sister, Haven, is coming over for Christmas; well I hope she is coming.

This wonderful little house we call the “Tree house” has served its purpose but Kate needs a place where she can play with her toys, I need air-conditioning and Jake’s needs a place he can hide from us!  However, most of all we want to get off this extremely busy road.  The noise from the cars hooning up and down the street is preventing us from having a good night sleep.  

Thanks to the good Lord, I am hoping to secure a rental house by next week.  If so, I will share with you a story on how He works in the most mysterious way!