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WEEK 6 – GOING DOWN….

WEEK 6 – GOING DOWN….

Last Friday I found the most wonderful plasterers, Paul and Josh who agreed to work Monday and Tuesday nights to give me a new, safe ceiling. The plan was to batten the existing plaster and fix a new plaster ceiling to that. Easy. This pic is of my original ceiling as...
WEEK 5 – HALF WAY…MAYBE?

WEEK 5 – HALF WAY…MAYBE?

I’m sitting on my front steps on a stormy summer evening. There are two weeks left of what has been a joyous year and as it draws to a close, I’m excited about the new one racing towards me.  And I’m already 5 weeks into my project; one that’s...
WEEK 4 – A MAKEOVER

WEEK 4 – A MAKEOVER

I think I’ve ended the week about 3kgs lighter. Summer’s hit with a vengeance, the last three days 35, 40 and 39 with tropical humidity. Dripping with sweat I feel and look like one of Dali’s melting clocks. After some quality time with my new best...
WEEK 3 – STILL RE-STUMPING

WEEK 3 – STILL RE-STUMPING

Friday’s WTF? txt seems to have hit the mark. Cue a flurry of reassuring responses from the boss and by early Monday, a cast of thousands were working flat out. By Wednesday old piers out, holes dug, new concrete piers hung, floor levels taken and house...
WEEK 2 – RE-STUMPING

WEEK 2 – RE-STUMPING

Second week……first disaster.  Who’d have thought there is a job worse than plumbing with plumbers up to their elbows in turds, but yes there is. And the winner is…..re-stumping. Mammoth tree trunks dug in below 600mm, little room to move under...