Monday, September 26, 2011

A Wonderful Week Away

We have just returned home from a wonderful week in New Zealand celebrating Jake's Uncle Simon's birthday!  We were staying in the ever so gorgeous town of Devonport where there just happens to be a few fabulous clothes and shoe shops! 

Kate had the most amazing time playing with her cousins.  So much so, we extend our stay for an extra three nights.   Which meant we were able to attend a Rugby World Cup Game, Jake got another flight with Dom and we got to see Bassie, who flew in just hours before we headed to the airport.

This week we will be enjoying our last week of school holidays before Term 4 starts.  We are hoping to go roller-skating today and maybe the movies later in the week.  This will all depend on whether Kate has the chickenpox or just a multitude of bug bites!  Therefore, need I say we will start our week off at the doctor’s office this morning and then off to spend the day with the ever so delightful Wigan Family! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Still Waiting

Nothing to report on the actual site but the down time has allowed me the opportunity to sit back and contemplate some things that I have been putting off.  I needed to decide whether to have windows in the kitchen on the Eastern side of the house.  Well, thanks to Aunty Disy and Jan Randall there will be windows in the kitchen on the Eastern side!  Now, I just need to decide whether to go all wood or wood interior and aluminium exterior.  If I go the combination, I will have to order them from a company in NSW who is the international supplier for Marvin Windows and Doors in the States.  The problem here is the time in which it would take to get the windows, and I am still waiting on a quote.

I have made Jake a very happy man by agreeing to be practical and use James Hardie Linear fiber cement siding and a tin roof.  I came to this decision after reading several articles in Coastal Living regarding how to storm proof your house and this was around the time Irene was barrelling towards the States!  In addition, while admiring the pictures of the houses in East Beach, Norfolk, Virginia, I noticed that many of the houses have tin roofs!  Therefore, I emailed Jake a photo of the roof and he was able to locate the same roof here in Australia. 

That is all I have to report for now.  I will try and post the house plans later this week.