Monthly Archives: December 2011

Painting, painting, painting

Painting, in some ways, seems like a small job. We’re doing it early on so there are no electrical bits and bobs in the way, we have no furniture, we have no flooring, surely you just slap it on? Well, … Continue reading

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Knock knock

We have a front door! This was the most exciting event to have happened for some time. The delivery guy kinda dumped it and left – with the second bit of the delivery, containing the instructions and various parts for … Continue reading

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Deliveries

The first day of the holidays was the day for deliveries – cooker, kitchen, front door. Except the door was delayed – ship from China held up, glass then broken, more glass was going to take months. We decided to … Continue reading

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Door linings

Each doorway needs a wooden door lining. Ben has fitted the lion’s share of these, though I think Duncan has done a few too. The week before the Christmas holidays, Ben was even getting up at 5am so that he … Continue reading

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Garage – slow going

The garage probably could have been done in a week – instead it has dragged on. Tony Locke had some family issues that needed attending, the weather has delayed a bit, a few more excuses were chucked in there. He … Continue reading

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Do you like this house name?

We’d decided not to give our house a name, but then a friend’s blog name gave us an idea. We’ve landed upon the name ‘Hananeel’, which we really like. It means ‘God has graciously given’, which seems beautiful and fitting. … Continue reading

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Noggin the Nog

When the building inspector last came, he said that noggins needed to be inserted in between the ceiling joists because they were too far apart. This has been a long, tiresome, pricey and soul-destroying job for Ben and Duncan. He … Continue reading

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