I want to live in something like this

I want to live in something like this
This is a house at Fingal Bay, that we’ve seen while driving past for a few years now. It’s blue, wood/hardiplank covered, big, probably some kind of kit home, but it has such a nice look. At least three bedrooms, maybe more, and it’s over three levels without looking at it. I snapped a pic ...

Why is it that flatpack furniture drives you nuts?

Bought Sallie a large pantry cupboard for all the preserving today (she paid but I went and got it!) And as I put it together as well, I was able to see first hand just how typically screwy the instructions usually are. This was locally made, so no Engrish or anything as an excuse, but ...

The night before the day off

June long weekend time, when us Aussies get a holiday Monday that apparently relates to the Queen’s birthday even though it’s not even close to her birthday. Eh … if we became a Republic we’d just find another reason for the same holiday of course. But I love the Sunday night on these weekends. The ...

Boys and their toys

My one-year-old son loves watching me mow the lawn. His older brother was never that excited by it, but Alex just loves it. Both today in the back, and yesterday in the front Alex was just captivated by watching me push the mower around, the loud engine and the grass flying and the smell and ...

Weekends can’t come soon enough

And not because the job sucks or anything … far from it really. But when you just push the envelope for so much of the week, working so long, sleeping so little, trying to manage any number of other things … well, you just want the weekend so you can slow down. But then there’s ...

Holiday nearly over … no …

Quiet enough day today, with that sinking feeling coming over me that the holiday is nearly over. I know it’s not really that bad (especially with just a week left of the current job), but it can’t help but feeling a bit blah anyway. Backend-wise, the blog is becoming seriously annoying right now. I thought ...

Easter Show day …

Took the family to the Royal Easter Show today. Hottest day in the whole Summer season most likely, and we all felt it by the end. Mostly quite a fun day, but a little weird at times. I’m probably feeling a little too old for much of the attractions now, but the kids are probably ...

Making and breaking

Now that I’m letting myself think I can afford a few things, I am thinking about how to move the PC from the loungeroom (where it’s mostly a media centre but terrible for the task) back to the office/sunroom where it can be used more usefully, especially by Sallie, who’s sick of a nine year ...

Return of the DIY generation

An interesting story by Clive Thompson at Wired today, where he laments the general decline of the home handyman, and people’s lack of ability to fix things, leading to a more wantonly consumer culture, while also highlighting the return of that culture through Make Magazine and other high tech returns to old school tinkering. I ...

Making things …

Been working on many creative things — everything but my writing it would seem. Finished one woodworking project, with another two that can be done quite soon. Pics of those when I can. The RPM project is proceeding — haven’t recorded much, but since I”m actually working out how to use Ardour, that’s a triumph ...
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