Sunday, May 27, 2012

New manhole

Looks swarve! Good hubby... And now for the bats back into place and the jib on! It's freezing!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Marveling at our new wall

Last time I said the wall was done. Secretly it wasn't... Today we finished the last coats of paint, took the scaffold down.. And then went over to the neighbours to marvel at their new view... Our beautifully finished wall ;)

Before and after below...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hi, I am little miss independent

I will turn my nose up at spoonfuls of mash but im super happy If i get whole food and I'm in charge of the mashing. Hand mashing that is... and floor decorating too!

Mmmm... What have we created? A mess I tell ya, a mess! Thank god for Lego!

Crazy talk

Today my child is six months old! Time needs to slow down or she'll be off to school! Last week she started getting up on her knees looking distinctly ready for crawling so quick smart we installed a gate to keep a little control in the house.... Good move, and keeps Lego out! Anyway happy 6th month birthday Paige... Love you to pieces! Xx

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Goodbye rotty rot rot

Finally we have a rot free wall! Quite a major part of the structure of your house is the top plate (apparently). But not so flash when you can poke your finger straight through the timber... Somewhat unstructurally sound in fact. So the lot got ripped out and replaced. Not the smallest job in the world either... Involved ripping off all the exterior cladding (plaster over meshhy business) and the inevitable... Exposing more rot! Weeeee. Nothing phases gaz though, so out it all came and she's as sturdy as new now! Flagged repeating the original swish effect plaster coating this time though. Trusty dave did his normal overamazing helping for a day again and by the time you can say "10 sausages and a box of beer"... the whole gable end was recladded with hardy board and a flash coat of texture paint slapped on by Simon :)
I must say the wall was the most obvious from the road so it's nice to have a lovely looking wall with nice new wood :) had to introduce the child to building so up the scaffold she went too!

Thanks to everyone the helped! Dave you are a star! And even the scaffold was donated!

I am a sewing MACHINE

I think I have an addiction... Doesn't help mums aunty carol sent me a heap of merino to play with. So whipped up some pants, a cute dress, more pants and a top to help the child keep warm through the freezing Wellington winter! And that's not to mention the ridiculous amounts of bibs I have been making and selling!

New boards...

Hello hello oh poor deprived blog.

We now* have a floor. Quite an essential part of a house when a certain 6 month old is dying to move places.
Cant afford to get em polished yet, so we are rocking the green (old laundry) and the new/recycled rimu (old exterior porch). But i think its just ace, and shows a bit of history!

Hubby has done a beaudiful job!

*a few months ago....

Hi blog. Its been too long!

It's funny when you work full time you feel so busy all the time. Now with no job, other than a little sprog to run around after, i feel alot busier! And so i apoligise dear blog, i've taken my busyness out on you in the form of neglect. Some things have been happening in the house of Ramikins. Maybe not at the same pace of childless 2011 but i still have the most motivated hubby in the world who gets things done regardless of how useless his wife is! Back with the goods shortly!