Finally last night the temperatures dropped but preceding this was a very noisy and spectacular storm. Local photographers have been sharing photos all day and they are truly spectacular. You can see more here
And it is heart warming (no pun intended!), to see images like this too……..
So what did we do during this extreme weather event? Well we decided to get the tiles regrouted in our new home - problem is no tiler would do it as it is apparently easier to rip them all up and replace them. Well being naive we threw ourselves into the task and we discovered why no-one will do it unless you pay thousands of dollars! The noise, the mess and the dust is an experience we don't want to repeat - not to mention our hands, knees and backs……moan, moan! This was the grouting in some areas before our attack….Larry used the electric equipment and I used the hand held device…..
In all it was about 60 square metres and took the two of us 3 days….
So the job is done and all up for about $800 including a professional tiler doing new grout and silicone edging…and it looks amazing! I am now looking forward to decorating and putting our own stamp on the place. Included in the make-over will be some painting, changes to the window treatments and new lights. Some time ago I received the most incredible gift of some William Morris curtain fabric …..this will be made up to go in the formal dining room. So stay tuned for the changes…..
Tomorrow we have another open for inspection with the hope of a much needed sale as we will be moving all our belongings in just over a week. So on a final note I wanted to share a special evening that we had with the girls (and partners), that I did my nursing training with almost 40 years ago - minus a very special friend who lives in the country (miss you Deb xx)! It is quite scary to think we started training that long ago! Everyone in the photo is still nursing…..except me because quilting took over! I have been away from nursing for nearly 4 years and do miss it at times. It was a good night with many laughs……
Have a great week and I hope all is well in your part of the world x