I can't believe it's only been 3 weeks .. everything seems to be chugging along so fast I wonder if there will come a day when I pop over and there *isn't* something new to see?
It's all very exciting!
So what's been going on?
Firstly .. I found some old newspapers used as padding on the old joists, so we've finally been able to date the old girl:
Yep, January 1949.
There was a rabbit plague on in the Nation's Capital .. and lots of labouring type jobs for men.
Very non-discriminatory in 1948 as work was available for both types of gent - be he married or single.
Equal opportunity and all that.
I also found an ad for Durabestos - it sounds wicked good, what being fire retardant, vermin repellent and never needing painting ever again.
And crappy comics.
( Gimme a break )
We also had an old copper in the roof. Full of water. Ugh.
( look at our poor dead grass!! it's been hot & dry here, and we face West - phew! )
Which brings us up to yesterday with the arrival of brickies.
I now have a nice hole in my bedroom wall to enter my WIR from .. and the boys have a new door to their room too.
Finally, in the hall, we are widening the door to my office and inserting double doors to match the ones to the front/formal room...
We ordered floorboards this week too, and I even managed to select a board cheaper than our allocated quote!! So chuffed .. but you know it's all swings and roundabouts and the perfect tapware will bring us back into line ...