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One Year On…

I missed a semi-important anniversary eleven days ago. On the 17th, it was one year since we became home-owners 🙂 I can’t say that we marked the occasion with any celebration though.

It’s a nice thing, to have our own place. It’s still in need of a good deal of work – in a year we haven’t done a great deal to it at all. Partly due to lack of funds, and partly due to lack of energy. The most important thing we have done is tear down the wall between kitchen and lounge, creating one big open-living space. That makes a huge difference to the feel of the place, even though it’s still a bit lacking, cosmetically speaking. The kitchen was rebuilt using the same cabinetry in a different configuration, but with new benchtops, a new sink and tapware, oven, cooktop and rangehood. We finally installed the new tiles a couple of weeks back, and we’ll be repainting the cabinets and attaching new door and drawer handles sometime soon (ish, I hope 😳 ). Then the entire lounge/kitchen/dining area needs painting and the floorboards will be polished sometime in ’07. We move pretty slowly at this stuff (the next door neighbour is putting us to shame), but I truly hope that this time next year I can report much greater progress.

Still. We’ve weathered our first year of mortgage repayments (with two interest rate rises to boot), survived our first taste of actual renovation, and we still like the place. Can’t ask for much more than that.

It’s Still October

In case you’re wondering where I’ve been, just remember this post. I’m just taking a breather while I try and survive the rest of October. Of course, it’s not helping that every time I do have a little bit of time online, I end up thoroughly irritated by some-little-thing-or-other. I just don’t want to blog about that stuff right now. I could blog about uni, but you don’t really need to hear about how dreadfully my exam prep is going, I assure you!

There are other things going on in my life at the moment, too. Good things, mostly. Things that deserve blogtime. The house… and other stuff. Which will come to light at the appropriate time, but not now. Right now, I just need to get through the next four days, and then… sleep and sleep and sleep. Oh, and stitch a little, too – I’m just going to be able to squeak my Redwork exchange into the mail on deadline day, I think.

‘Til I resurface, hope you’re all having fun 🙂 And Laura… mondo congrats on the house-signing 😆

House Happiness

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That’s all for now… moving makes Mel tiiiiiiiiired!