Sunday, December 31, 2006

Zincalume happiness

Hi, it's the 1st of January and we have spent most of the day painting the Zincalume...I have been washing down all the sheets and Alan has been painting them. We are also nearly out of most of the colours of paint so tomorrow means a visit to the hardware store. The trickest things with the painting are the sea breezes and sudden gusts which come from al directions and blow everything off the makeshift easels and the little insects who are particularly enchanted by the yellow. The front yard and backyard are littered with our little sheets of happiness.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

A little green and around a corner

Today meant a few more sheets of concrete sheeting, a small amount of green as shown on the "easels"(a bit of blue on the top...naturally later to be repainted green as we ran out of green). Finally at three o'clock it was a trip around the corner to remove more boards and some of the eaves. Trav escaped helping as he was at work.

Out with the with the new

Thursday 28th: Sean and Alan spent another day taking out the old windows, framing up the wall and putting in the new windows. Travis showed up for another guest appearance to help with the weighty windows. Double-glazed windows weigh a ton! One piece of concrete sheeting was put up; this will be rendered, undercoated and painted blue later along with the other sheets still to go up. The windows will be fitted with slimline venetian blinds. Jane and Vaughan came for tea and were very impressed with the progress.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Rounding the corner

Wednesday 27th and we are starting on the third side of the house with the double-glazed windows, miniorb and eventually concrete sheeting. The double-glazed windows are soooo heavy. The eaves are gone!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Peering in the dining room window

Waiting for the

Saturday, December 09, 2006

One hot Sunday afternoon

Well, another Sunday over and a little more progress on the renno. This weekend it was mainly Alan and I working on it with a bit of help from Travis after he finished his work at the supermarket. Max has torn a ligament and is unable to work. Fred, out next door neighbour, who is also a plumber, helped out with the new tap fitting so we could get a final piece of miniorb on in the fenery area. Fred and Alan built the black fence together. The steel stairs which will allow easy access from the dining area to the fenery are yet to eventuate. We are still looking for someone who can build them as in our design. Alan has actually found someone who supplies the diamond plating but it is proving a challenge to find someone who can fabricate them out of the sheeting. Today we finished off the corrugated blue panel and a neighbouring miniorb area and then did all the poprivetting from all previous sections of iron. Alan worked his butt off and it was a sweltering afternoon. Tavis and I have tried to plant some new grass seeds in the driest areas; let's seee if they grow. The floodlight which will light up the fenery area when we have barbecues is also in position. Can you see it?

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Travis lends a hand

Every so often Travis puts in an appearance which we do appreciate. Here he is helping his dad put on one of the more difficult fascia plates.

Blue and two new windows

Sunday again...this time it's work on another wall. Let's hope the weather holds out. We needed to rebuild the wall to accommodate two new windows. Here I am washing the iron down which was painted some time ago. This wall will be clad with these blue sheets and also mini orb. This Sunday there are three of us working on the wall, Alan, Max and me.