April 30, 2011

Blogger Butts

I thought I'd show you some photos of our farm and of The Money Pit.

If you don't know by now, we are building our dream home, whilst living in a shed.

Never in a million years did I think I would be living like this. We are going on 3 years now, and I think I am nearly over it.

How do I explain....it's like a neverending bad camping trip. The house will be worth it, I know, but at times I get so sick of living in a dusty shed.

I get sick of the frogs and the geckos, the storms and the rain that sometimes comes in sideways..the wind and the occasional cyclone. The lightening strikes that hit the shed because we are living on a hill...

I can't wait to unpack my beautiful things, to find my slowcooker and my electric frypan, because I have NO IDEA which storage box they are in....

I can't wait to have more than one plate and one set of cutlery each, and to be able to use my beautiful linen again.

And I can't wait to have...space. We live on 75 acres but that's not what I mean.

The five of us are sleeping in the same room and it's chaos at bedtime...our cheap temporary wardrobes and cupboards are falling apart even though I've glued them back together twice..

I've given up on scrapbooking for the moment because I have nowhere to do it and be able to leave it out. The kids have trashed my ribbons and used my buttons and baubles for their own crafts.

I'll wait until I have my very own child free craft room, which I am looking forward to more than the kitchen!

We are working as hard and as quickly as we can to finish the house, and because we are owner builders, it takes time. The Hubbster is wiring at the moment and we are nearly ready to organise a plumber. Then a tiler. Then a waterproofer. Then an internal fitout. And it keeps going...

And this makes me frustrated. Because the shed is a metre away from the house so we look at this amazing big Queenslander every day and I wonder how long it will take....

Our farm is beautiful..rolling hill, lots of peace and room to play.....

This is the back of the house showing the verandah.. which is massive.

We plan to have steps leading down to the pool.

The back corner of the verandah, oh and there's the shed right next door!

Egads. I've gained 1 kilo this week. Crumbs.

I've been a bit naughty, I haven't exercised, although I've felt more relaxed.

I've stopped drinking coke zero because it was making me cranky. I've switched to ginger beer and a little more water.

The Hubbster and the kids and I played a game of touch football today and I think my heartrate went up.

Just a bit.

I"m blaming Easter.


Annette Piper said...

You won't know yourself in that house! I think living so close to it actually makes it harder to work consistently on it, as its 'there' and so you'll "get to it in a minute" rather than spending a weekend or week working on it. But you will get there!

I feel like I've put on a kilo too. Not game enough to actually look on the scales though!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a house. I can't wait to see it become your home. And those views? Just amazing, you are so lucky, the insane work will be well worth it.

As for the exercise game? Well it is hard to keep going during holidays, especially holidays that involve so much chocolate. I am sure that you will have a great week this week. Enjoy.

Chris Slattery said...

Wow! Your land is just beautiful and the house looks like it is going to be amazing -- hang in there and keep enjoying life in the moment and making things fun for your family. When you are living amid your lovely things again you'll appreciate them all the more. We always say 'the best things in life aren't things' -- nothing like a home renovation to test that philosophy!!!

Cate said...

Hold on to that dream! Your house is going to be a-mazing!!!! And in 3 more years you'll have forgotten all about the pain it took to get there (a bit like childbirth, no?).

And as for the blaming the bunny...did you see the *insanely* cute bunny over at Maxabella's '40skinnystreet' blog? Surely you can't blame *that* little guy???

PS: thx for being my aussie mummy blogger friend xxx

Alannah said...

thanks for the photos of your 'block' of land. One day you will be living there! GOod things come to those who wait. PS thanks for continuing on with the blogger butt challenge. smiles

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I have put on 4 kilos since ABC.


I LOVE your house. The verandah makes me swoon so damn hard.

It is going to be beautiful and you will appreciate it so much more.

Jane said...

It was definitely Easter- that 1kg will be gone again next week....
Just a LITTLE jealous of that 75 acres and that beautiful big house as I sit here in suburbia. The wait will be worth it!

Unknown said...

Loving the view, you are so lucky..

The wait will defiantly be worth it!