Posts Tagged ‘House’

Painting Preps and Flaky Friends

01/04/2020

As with any project, there should be some preparatory work. Ground work is needed. Planning ensures smoothing out of potential bumps.

It is no different for our painting project. Old flaky paint needs to be removed.Sometimes I think that flaky relationships ought to be removed from our lives too… Just saying! Haha!

Preparing to Paint

28/03/2020

“Do something new” we were encouraged. Well, even before the encouragement to do so, we had prepared to do so. Old folks getting down to some DIY. We have done this kind of thing before, but not at our present house. So when news came about impending restricted movement allowed, we got ready… Lots to do!

Here we are then. Two old(er) folks, going to attempt something we haven’t done in years…!

Some before and after photos in the next post… perhaps!

In All Circumstances

19/03/2020

Nesting & Caring

17/05/2019

Amazing…birds nest  in  all  sorts  of  places.  Look  at  this  one.  Perched  in  a  rather  small  place,  a corner  of  a window  ledge.  We  even  thought  it might  fall  off,  or  worse,  lose  the  eggs.But  no…  In just a few weeks,  the  two  eggs  hatched  and  the  chicks  grew  fast!It served as a good reminder to me during a difficult time, of how God says that He takes care of the birds … how much more He would take care of us! Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” I know I have to deal with things in the future, but I dont need to stress over them. I can be rested because He cares. Thankful.

Busy Buzzing

20/09/2014

He does this every other weekend.

He will get dressed and then go downstairs to do his routine – a safe and sure one.

First, he makes sure the fuel is adequate.

Then he checks the equipment is in good shape.

After that, he test starts it.

Only when he fully satisfied, and only when he is, then he goes to the garden and fully turn the mean machine on.

A portable grass cutter – the tank of fuel sits strapped to his back while the long handled cutting end is held away, controlled with two hands at strategic gripping points.

IMG_1139He’s mastered this art and does it as part of his exercise routine. Cool eh?

In Maintenance Mode

25/02/2014

Since coming back from our holidays, it would almost seem that everything is breaking down and needing repair! Well it would seem like that from the way Hubby is muttering to himself these days! He keeps saying this and that needs fixing. Why, just now he said he was looking for used machines to do some of the repairs jobs around the house. I could her him murmuring, “I don’t need brand new costly ones.” He tells himself “I won’t be using it often.” 

I smile to myself as I hear him mumble and tinker away, glad that he is DIY savvy! 

INTERNET DOWN!

09/01/2014

Oh dear! A Blogger’s nightmare – the internet is down. All because of a storm that hit a few critical places. The entire place is out and we don’t know when it will be back.

What’s worse, the modem seems to have been affected too. Not good, not good.

Blackouts in the night means it is reasonably cool, especially in if there is a breeze. Failure in the daytime means at least we don’t have to contend insufficient light and over supply of enthusiastic mosquitoes! (Yes I am trying to be positive about this…!)

We really need to look into having a good generator… And perhaps now, a new modem too….

New Year New Stuff?

02/01/2014

Ah! With a house full of young people and many more visiting, things are boisterous and full of life.

But it also means that things are well used, and in the process of wear and tear, they  fall apart and need replacing. Apart from the door handles in our house coming apart (see photo collage below) we have had other maintenance issues….

IMG_2433The latest is the flooring in parts of our house. They are coming off and require special adhesives to ensure they stay down. Then there is the gate – despite having had a coat of paint seemingly not so long ago. I will want to put another on.

Perhaps I can persuade my now-at-home son to pick up D-I-Y…..

Cabinet Capers

17/12/2013

Back to the topic of repairs. It does seem like our year coming to an end is going to be a repair-ful one!

This time it is kitchen cabinets – they are getting rather worn out. So worn out that many of the doors do not close properly. Some drawers squeak and protest each time they are opened. Perhaps the previous carpenter was not as up to scratch as we thought. We start getting other quotations.

Then Hubby comes home with a proposition. He thinks we should consider getting new cabinets at this website – wholesalers and distributers are usually cheaper. What’s more, the samples look like they would be great in organising our kitchen. Perhaps we will see an end to our search for new and decent cabinets soon…..!

MORE Repairs!

15/12/2013

As the saying goes, “If it doesn’t rain, it pours”

First the kitchen stuff went wonky.

Then the bathroom door went. My poor firstborn was stuck in there. Thankfully not indecently!
IMG_2428Now the kitchen cabinets need looking at! They are not closing properly. Thankfully we can easily obtain kitchen cabinets direct from online manufacturers and wholesale suppliers. It’s made easy too. Just a click away and lots of advice therein. Phew! I do hope I can get things ready in time for the visitors’ invasion!