Sunday, July 3, 2011

Progress People!

It's been such a busy time for us lately. Very, very tiring. On top of having two children under three, we are been renovating and trying to get our business up and going. That's three pretty huge things all at the one time. Renovating, kids, own business. Needless to say Ben and I are just so knackered from it all. I don't get a break from wrangling two small kids, and he doesn't get a break from renovating or working to spend time with those beautiful kids. It feels like we will never get off this ride.

However, there is good news to report. We decided recently to give the house one last big surge of effort before summer comes at which point we will cease with big reno projects and just do some 'family time' some pottering, visits to the zoo, beach, family, friends. You know...living a little. With the 'kind-of' end in sight, our spirits have been lifted. I took the kids to my mums on the weekend so that Ben could tackle the front weatherboards and start the front fence. Once that front of house looks a little neater we will ease into simpler times. I can't wait.

Here is the house before the weatherboards were changed, complete with fully restored original windows and a new (old) fully restored entrance way and door.



Half the weatherboards up.



Our little Victorian dream starts to take shape.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Looking good Em.

leslie said...

SO EXCITING!!

Jo said...

oh, what a wonderful feeling that must be... she looks beautiful!

Laura Jane said...

that looks WELL worth the effort. Hard times, but big rewards, its a sweet little cottage x

Lesley said...

Wow, nice progress! Best wishes for all your efforts. The upcoming family time sounds really nice, too!