Saturday, January 29, 2011


As you might have noticed... this blog has turned from house renos to jutes adventures... But its summer time!

I feel really guilty about not getting stuck into the house over summer!! In winter I attempted to paint one set of windows... & due to un-forseen wintery weather conditions this meant taking the windows out of the frame and painting them inside so they would actually dry. It also meant having the windows boarded up with ply for a couple of weeks while i painted them. Not so much fun as i distinctly remember freezing my butt off due ply boarded windows welcoming those freezing icy winds from the rimutaka mountains... right into my bedroom! On a number of occasions it was warmer outside than in because of this and I should have said to myself... "This is really a summer job", that didn't really cross my logical mind, but with Gareth's help i was banned from doing any more window painting until summer time.

Sooo... the plan was. As soon as summer rolled round i was going to get stuck in and paint one set of windows per weekend. 10 sets of windows, so i figured on the 10th weekend of summer all the exterior windows would be beautifully reformed!

I can see winter rolling round very shortly.... and...... NOT. ONE. SINGLE. WINDOW. HAS. BEEN. PAINTED. ahhhhh!

But i can confess, i have had an awesome summer, beaching, bush walking, taking lego on adventures, gardening, playing with cars, BBQ'n, drinking too much beer&wine and riding my bike. SO There Gaz, i think there is actually a reason why windows are winter work. Just might mean freezing our bums off with boarded up windows another winter! Wohoooooo!


  1. Might just add one minor detail.... The shed got painted! I forgot. That was a good use of a summer weekend for practical un-winter-friendly work!

  2. Was it actually you who did the shed? Thought it was Allan and Gaz?

    Do some windows slack arse. heh. I'm about to get seriously paintery with that MDF bookshelf you very helpfully brought up for me. Only after about 5 years of thinking about it!

  3. They sanded it.. i painted it! i conveniently had a sore wrist that hurt using the scraper or sander... but it seemed to be fine with a paintbrush lol

  4. Also good work on the shelf... your putting me to shame! I should be painting our one. I would like to say its more like 10 years too.. seeing mark made them for us to paint matching our rooms...