Little things

Every day I seem to find another thing to fix or refine around the house. It’s not that the house is suddenly falling apart, but that I’m now noticing all of these little things and doing something about them. It’s incredibly satisfying and also nice to know that the burst of enthusiasm that I felt after returning home from holidays wasn’t just a passing fad.

23 thoughts on “Little things

  1. Well, Dave, when you can spare a moment, you’re invited over to my compound. Should have my list completed soon. Be interesting to see how soon you can polish it off, mate. What with your intrepid skills, incredibly “industrious” looking specs, who knows …

  2. Far from satisfying, the process of ‘keeping’ our 100 year old house has been frustrating due to the fact that we have no time.

    In September we have painted every internal door, all the windows, veranda and the fence; placed latches on each of the windows, repaired the fence and watering system, high-pressure cleaned the paver, relayed the front path, planted over 300 annuals, patched the lawn that was damaged over winter, replaced the awning and back cedar fly-screen doors and moved 3 cubic metres of top soil and two of pebbles to line the driveway. We have made trips to the tip and cleaned out the shed and moved items to storage – in the words of Mole ‘Hang spring cleaning!’.

    All of this would normally be immensely satisfying except that it is all done in preparation to sell the place! In addition to the house work, we have also bought a car and house, learnt a thing or two about olive groves, tractors and sheep, made acquaintances with the night shift in Emergency and celebrated the fact that it was a year ago that we last had a full nights sleep in our bed. Although I don’t want the kids to grow up too quick, I can’t wait for them to be a little more self sufficient. It’s pretty tiresome doing things in half hour intervals.

    That’s my whinge. Dave, I’m going to need a hand doing that stuff to the new place – have you got a few days leave handy?

  3. Jr, Dave gave me a hand fixing up the laundry in our old house. Other than painting the place, that’s all the work that we did. We sold it for $140,000.00 more than what we bought it for (and got a cricket bat and a set of stumps!). Clearly it was the craftmanship in the laundry that did it for us. You could do worse than with a little help from our mutual friend.

  4. Lee, you haven’t even moved to your pseudo farm yet and you’re already whinging like a 3rd generation cocky. What next? Too much rain, too hot, too dry, too cold?

    I do have time up my sleeve , but you’ll need to address your request to Mrsdave, who is the only person in this household who can effectively use a calendar.

    Ray, if you are willing to let me near your electrical system, then who am I to urge caution? I’ll be over after I’m finished at Lee’s.

  5. Speaking of complaining: this new page set up of yours- looks good and I like that the recent comments index is on this page; HOWEVER, I don’t like that I can’t skim between posts without traversing Home. I also miss the indication of what time people commented.

    Your sincerely,
    Annoyed.

  6. Dear Annoyed,

    Your criticisms, while valid, cannot be solved without buying an upgrade from wordpress which allows themes to be modified. As the author of this blog is a tightarse that upgrade is unlikely to ever see the light of day.

    Suck it up princess.

    Yours sincerely

    The Management

  7. Quote: “I do have time up my sleeve , but you’ll need to address your request to Mrsdave, who is the only person in this household who can effectively use a calendar.

    Ray, if you are willing to let me near your electrical system, then who am I to urge caution? I’ll be over after I’m finished at Lee’s.”

    What’s a calendar? AND, you had to pass through Wodonga to get to Lee’s place, Maaaate.

  8. Yeah, I looked at this theme when it came out and I agree it’s okay, but that lack of a time on the comments is rather strange. Perhaps drop a line to WordPress and suggest they fix that little oversight.

    Signed Ray, @ 5 am.

  9. The two side bars are on the right of the page. The Recent Posts widget is in the left hand side bar. No wonder you have to work in the civil service these days.

    At the top? But wouldn’t that mean more scrolling?

  10. Pretty sure it is on the right, but then being in the civil service, I’ll need a committee to varify it.

  11. Dave, it is on the left of the right sidebar.

    Don’t you know your left from your right? Left = KRudd. Right = Wilson Tuckey.

    Turnbull’s on the left of the right too, like your recent comments.

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