Sunday, December 23, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Wanna sponsor me?
I will update you all with the progress. The only question now is what kind of moustache should I grow?
Monday, October 22, 2007
We fired up the filter and started to heat it. It was 20 degrees when we headed for bed on Saturday night. By Sunday morning it had reached 28 degrees. Everyone put their costumes on an jumped in. The wait was well worth it!
Monday, October 15, 2007
We all ate way too much (I had too many cakes!) and then had a nice walk around the city to try and walk it off. (didn't really work!)
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Trudy was a bit scared to watch them crane it over the house, but I had to see it. Setting up the crane seemed to take about 30 minutes and actually putting it in the backyard took about 5 minutes. Trudy headed next door for a cup of coffee with the neighbor. She didn't realise that the crane passed right over the neighbors house!
Next step is the roof and the deck. This hopefully should be passed by council early next week.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Everyone had an awesome day. Next year he turns the big 10!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
OK so we lived through the our last big house reno. So on the weekend we started the next big project. Making the backyard more livable!
We are building a nice enclosed area in the backyard, with a raised deck. At the end of the deck we are putting a nice big spa! The first thing we need is a slab. The guys turned up at 7am Saturday and where finished just after lunch.
Next step... the spa!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
"Back in December, 2006, the mayor of the 11-million-person Brazilian city of Sao Paulo banned all outdoor billboard advertising, citing advertisers' unwillingness to comply with the city's rules on what sort of billboards can be placed where. Now the rule is in effect, and Flickr user Tony de Marco has documented the eerie sight of a city stripped bare of commercial visuals."
Its like a set from a dark futurist sci-fi flick.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
It was only four days, but we managed to cram heaps of stuff in. On Thursday we did surfers, hung out at the beach for a while and then went up Q1. The view is awesome from the top.
Then on Friday, Movieworld. Dragged the kids on heaps of rides. Superman Escape was by far the coolest.
Saturday time to hop in the car and head back into NSW to Byron Bay. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very nice but the kids still managed to have a swim. Aunty Ang took her surfboard with, and told us that she wasn't very good, she lied. She was great and didn't get dumped once. Then it started to rain :( We headed to the pub and had a great lunch.
After all of that on Sunday we just relaxed. We then got up early Monday and I had to go back to work :(
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
so early (6am!!) Saturday morning we all piled into the car and headed off.
We crammed a full weeks worth of holidays into two days. We spend some time at the beach, building castles and kickin the footy about. (This kids swam, it was freezing but they insisted)
My highlight was hand feeding the Rainbow Lorikeet's such a cool looking bird. The caravan park is swarming with them and if you are patient enough they will feed from your hand. Everyone had a go!
On Sunday we headed home, stopping off at Kiama for lunch and lucky for us the monthly Kiama Seaside Markets were on. Heaps of things to look at and rides for the kids to keep them happy. After lunch we stopped of at the blowhole. Unfortunately it wasn't going too well on Sunday :(
Just as we where leaving a massive military aircraft took a sweeping pass of Kiama. Trudy grabbed the camera and managed to get one hurried shot off before it had passed.
Back home late Sunday afternoon and everyone in bed and asleep by 8.30pm. What a tops weekend!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
On the weekend we had a few of Matt's mates come over and have a bit of a party. We had a nice lunch at the club and then some fun in the games room after. (Way too much DDR)
After all that fun we headed home for a some singing and some doughnut cake.
Three weeks and then we have to do it all over again for Harrison! :)
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
He had a massive day and he didn't fight that much with his brother. (Only one month to go Harrison!) At the end of the day they both fell asleep in the same bed. In the future I am sure they will both be impressed that Mum and Dad took lots of photos like this...
Happy Birthday Dude!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Anyway she spotted Richard Wilkins and snapped this picture.
Business at the front... Party at the back! A new type of mullet, a stunned one!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Its great having a father in law that is a professional painter! :)
I head off to work and come back home and its all done. Well that is really it for the kitchen at the moment. The last thing we need to do is polish the floors, but we might wait a while for that.
Next is the back deck. That is gonna take even longer that the kitchen I reckon!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
We purchased a rangehood about 3 months ago and it sat in a box till this weekend. Trev turned up about 10am Saturday to give me a hand installing it. I hoped we would be done by Lunch... He left at 4pm :(
The issue was that we couldn't work out the best way to attach it. We tried to drill through from the top, but with no luck. After a bit of brain storming we ended up drilling some blocks of wood to the side and drilled into the side of the cupboards. All the cutting and drilling into Trudys new kitchen made her a bit nervous!
Next was the vent, the tubing we got was about 50cm too short and of course Bunnings had no more in stock. A trip to the local plumber (who happens to me a mate of Trevs) and we got some extra pipe.
Looks great a works too, tested it out this morning with Sunday Pancakes.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
It looks really good, but they did leave a big mess for Trudy to clean up. She wasn't very impressed :(
So the tiler called he can't make it till next week. So hopefully by next weekend it will be closer to being finished (feels like I have been saying that for months!)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
It lasted about 5 months without any graffiti, that was until about a week ago when the "Bonnyrigg Boyz" thought it would be cool to tag all over it.
I was a teenager once, I get it, your bored on a Saturday night with nothing to do and no money so you hang around the streets looking for entertainment. Can I make a suggestion? Don't trash an area that gives kids enjoyment, try and remember the first time you had a swing or a slide in a playground.
P.S Anyone got any ideas on what will remove permanent marker from metal?
Monday, June 18, 2007
So after all the rain we had over the weekend I thought I would get the car going in the backyard. I fitted some new tires so I had some real grip. It was heaps of fun and the dog got a real workout :) What did the car look like afterwards?
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
There are 2 ways that you swim in them. Either with the jets holding you in place or with a harness. Every time I think of swimming with a harness I can see Ralph Wiggum swimming and saying "This doesn't feel good!"
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Woke up to a gorgeous day today and headed off to the dentist. (YEAH!!!) We then went out to Narellen to look at pools. We ended up looking at Spas instead, nice cheesy ones with flashing LEDs, but still kinda cool.
Anyway, after that we stopped of at Camden for Lunch. The local school was having a fund raising fete. I had forgotten what these where like. Lots of sticky toffee, fairy floss, White Elephant stalls and rides.
Most schools don't have these anymore due to the insurance costs being too high. It was cool to see a group of parents and teachers that were happy to give one a go.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
The Plastic shell is a lot thicker (hopefully it can take more punishment!) At the moment I have just put on the stickers and built the back diff. I just got the radio gear and the battery yesterday. Fingers crossed I will have it ready ro race for the weekend.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
The kitchen guys forgot to do one of them. :( There is a door that swings the wrong way (we canâ€™t open it fully because it crashes into the pantry). They are due back today to fix it and to build a vent box in the cupboard for the rangehood but Trudy and I arenâ€™t holding our breath. These dudes arenâ€™t the most reliable people!
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
The builders came back to install the range hood and to change the cupboard doors that hang above it. This was done while I was at work.
I came home that night to see how cool it looked. The builders had extended the cupboard length and installed the range hood leaving about a 1cm gap between that range hood and the cooktop!
When I approached Trudy about this her response was "I donâ€™t want to upset the builders by pointing out the issue, letâ€™s just live with it".
This reno is really affecting me! :)
We are going to get some nice mosaic tiles to go with them. Hopefully within 2 weeks the splashback will be done.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
The other highlight? The 108 inch telly! (Sorry about the shaky picture I was just soooo excited)
p.s That Alastair doing the human reference size thing
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Monday, April 30, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
It once served the boys well, but now their old Mac is for the trash :( This weekend is council cleanup which means piles of rubbish on everyoneâ€™s nature strip, and men (mostly) driving flatbed trucks up and down the street, picking through the junk.
UPDATE Someone collected it! I really hope they arenâ€™t hoping to use it. It sat out in the elements for about 2 weeks before I moved it to the nature strip for collection.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Next stop, water and electricity and then we will be all done. Trudy and I spent the rest of the day cleaning and putting stuff into our new cupboards.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The granite guy is coming on the weekend. Hopefully by Sunday we will be back to some sense of normality.
The whole gallery is here
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I cant believe it, Jorja has turned 1 already! A few weeks ago we went to her birthday party. The boys had a great time (mostly in the jumping castle) and Toby made an awesome cake! If the building thing doesn't work out for him he could move into the cake business The rest of the images are here