August 8, 2012

House Update

We had a public holiday today and it was the most glorious winters day.  Blue skies, fresh air and nowhere to be.

I spent some time hiding from the kids on the side verandah of The Money Pit, drinking in the view along with my cup of tea.

We then had a visitor, our neighbour Barry from across the paddock who dug a trench for us to connect our mains power.

It's all getting very exciting!

We then spent the afternoon running data cable for the internet through the walls of the house.  I fed the cable through while the kids whinged about having to sit under the house and help.

They guided the cable through to The Hubbster so we had quite the production line going on.

As the sun went down, I had a quick moment to snap a photo of our new fancy pants bathroom light fittings.  They arrived from America last week, and The Hubbster had them up and installed before you could say quality brushed chrome!

The days (and weeks) are going by fast and it will be Spring before we know it.

Fresh flowers in my new dining room?

I think so!


jac@CommonChaosChronicle said...

Love it. I cant begin to imagine your excitement at getting close to the finish line. The bit about the kids helping with the internet cable reminds me of my house! funny! Enjoy the cuppas on the verandah, you guys have earnt them!!

Foursons said...

Oh my gosh, you are soooooo close!

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks guys, I keep telling myself it will allllll be worth it! xo

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

LOVE those lights!! I'm a big fan of American lights like that.

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

It must be so exciting now , so close. I love your lights too.

Unknown said...

Love your comment about the kids having to help. You are breeding future 'useful' children who won't ever feel they can't do something for themselves. When my kids were little and we lived on our farm, they were expected to help out always. Now they are renovating their own house and all their mates think they are awesome as they get in there and have a go! So good on you and remind your kiddies that you are training them for life when they complain next :-)

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Alyce we can honestly say the quality from America is better than here! xo

@ Trish Thanks lovely, so close xox

@ Kirsa, Thanks for your comments, you have obviously taught your kiddies well xox

River said...

Mains power AND internet data cable!!
Now that's real progress!
I love the bathroom lights.
I'd like something like that as a pendant over an island bench in the kitchen that I keep dreaming about.

Dream House Trish said...

Your so close to moving it, very exciting!!

Farmers Wifey said...

Yes girls, we nearly have power, and we may even have water connected next week!!!!!!

Dreaming said...

Spring? Oh, yeah! I forgot! I think that I might have to come visit when our winter hits.... and you get your summer!
Your house is looking so... done!

E. said...

It looks great. Electricity will be a huge step towards the finish. Internet is almost as important. :)

Enjoy the view.

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks peeps! xo