Sunday, December 2, 2012
This week at our place
Summer has arrived. My poinciana tree tells me that Christmas is just around the corner as it puts on a spectacular red and green show. This is all I see if I stop for a moment and look up from my back deck.
We have had lots of electrical storms in the last few weeks and the heavy dumps of rain have done wonders for my garden. The bougainvillea are flowering too.
And the ones that don't technically belong to me.
And even my roses.
Meanwhile we have been doing a spot of this,
I started this little project (part of a birthday present for a certain girl turning four very soon).
We went to our first ballet concert. One very anxious little girl (with the incentive of a very large pink lollipop) did manage to participate in most of the concert, albeit from the wings behind the curtain. Luckily we were sitting on the far side of the audience so we could actually see her. She did manage to tap tap her way onto the stage for the final song and collection of her certificate and balloon though.
This is what $900 worth of reclaimed hoop pine flooring looks like.
I know, seems like a small pile doesn't it, they are long, long lengths though and we now have all we need to finish the house. The width of board we need is quite unusual and only comes into the demolition yard every few months. Fortuitously, I had popped in the day before they were expecting a delivery, so we were able to snaffle the whole order. And we needed to get a wriggle on as we have finally made some progress on the reno front. The plans are finished, engineering is doing the soil testing this week and certification should be complete by Christmas. And, we think we have a builder. (More on this soon, when I can't possibly jinx it).
This is what happens when paint is opened at our place. There is some of this,
And quite a bit of this.
Yep, that ultra cute little ballerina is also capable of body art, cutting her own hair and spilling an entire bottle of nail polish on our lounge. It has been a very busy week. Did I mention that we had a swimming carnival and show and tell all about Narwhals to squeeze in there? If you need to get a very catchy song (with a few questionable lyrics) stuck in your head I can highly recommend googling "Narwhal song" and seeing what Youtube delivers. The one with the cartoon.