Friday, October 21, 2011

Renovation update. Also, I'm pregnant!

As is abundantly clear, I have been neglecting my blog lately. I've chosen to do so for a little while to focus on more pressing matters, like pregnancy and our renovations. So here is what we've been up to, and what's been keeping me away from blogging.

Our growing bubba:
My favourite photo from the 12-week ultrasound.

Our renovations so far, including pics of parts of the house in its original state:

The rather bare front yard after finally getting a mow.

The back yard, back verandah (prior to mowing) and bathroom.
The front door and lounge room, and the super-stylish kitchen.

The previous owner clearly had a thing for archways. These were the first eyesores to go.

Archways no more! Also, Paul looking very enthused about the work ahead.

Hacking into kitchen archway; loungeroom arch replaced, and me getting my flare on.

Our builder/handyman/instructor Charlie hard at work; the flooring that will go down; and patchwork in the kitchen.

Paul having a spot of fun ripping out an awful shrub:

Chained up. Say adios, shrub!

Over she goes.

And gone!
And, finally, there is one final thing taking up quite a bit of my time:

Don't get me wrong, I love overtime. But the timing of the recent bout of
longer days and extra shifts hasn't been exactly convenient.

Have you ever taken on the tedious yet exciting process that is renovating? Any tips?

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