Front of the house
I’ll never forget arriving at my house this afternoon and seeing the windows. The elation I felt was akin to finding out I was pregnant, or when Monte proposed all those years ago. Indeed – I was very excited! The house looks so much more complete now, and we are close to lockup! The windows are very beautiful – moreso than I imagined. Moreover, they were installed in just a day, by Derek and Monte.
The next stage is to do some more rendering before plastering, and then do the plastering. We have a few people lined up to help with this. Then we can tile the floor. Whether we will be living in the house for Christmas is still debatable, but we will be able to stay in the house and have a Christmas feast in the biggest building project of our lives… Yay!
Things are looking bright for us. The days are longer and warmer (a heatwave of 29 degrees is forecast for the 9th). The house is coming along. The preparation for the electricity pole happened today (the pole will be installed on the 10th) and the telephone connection is being organised. We’re probably getting the house wired next week. Last week we had a circular driveway built – so no more reversing down our steep driveway! Yes, lots is happening and we are getting excited once again.
One of our chooks has gone broody. Our friends Trevor and Linda kindly gave us 10 fertilised eggs, so we are hopeful for some baby chooks (due in about 2 weeks). I think that we will get 5 chicks and Monte thinks we’ll get six. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. We have separated the broody girl by putting her in a coop on her own. It’s overgrown so she and her chicks will have to work on the grass and weeds, but they are safe for now. At the moment, with six chooks, we are getting 4 eggs a day. Obviously we are a bit lower on eggs with the broody chook out of business for a while. Monte is certain that the chooks are afraid of him ever since he took the roosters and decapitated them – not very far from the chook pens! I am wondering if chooks are clever enough to think: “bok bok, this man killed our big boss so let’s be afraid of him bok bok.” Somehow, I think not!
In other news, Georgia has raced in the school athletics carnival and has won three seconds. She is enjoying Girl Guides as well. Matthew recently got a new hat for childcare. It is too big for him but he loves wearing it. He is saying lots of very clever sentences. Sometimes when he talks I think it is Georgia speaking; their voices are similar. They like playing mums and dads; they alternate who is the baby and they make annoying baby noises. But I adore them. They are the most adorable people I know!
Thanks for reading, and thanks for all your support. Now it’s over, I can safely say that the past few months have been the hardest I’ve had to endure. Not just because of the awful winter! The strength of the love of my life has always kept me going. Thank you :)