And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lots of Work - House not Fauna

I've been so busy lately, not with fauna work which has been a bit slow this year, but house renovations. We have decided we are staying in our house for the next few years, so lots of work needs to be done, work we put off for far too long (by going on birding holidays)!

One bathroom fully renovated with new floor and wall tiles, new cabinet, mirror, taps etc.....
Not a job I want to do again in a hurry (hate cutting tiles)!

Current project 1 - Scrape old ceiling paint off (that's with a small razor), install new downlights, fix ceiling and re-paint!

Current project 2 - Remove old broken (broken by tree-loppers) wooden fence, clear brick retaining wall and have new metal fence put up. Work left to do - New patio and paving, new backyard landscaping, install roof insulation, build carport, painting, more tiling etc........

We are off to Darwin on Saturday for a birding holiday.............oops, the house may have to wait a little longer. I better go and finish wiring those downlights!


Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

That's very neat tiling - if you could have waited a few weeks my mate is coming over to Perth to set up as a tiler! Could have got you a good price. Nice to see red accent tiles instead of the ubiquitous blue...
He's well into photographing reptiles too!

Enjoy the north.



Richard King said...

Thanks Dave,

Maybe I should get your mate's phone number.

The bathroom is now a nice terracota and cream, it was a horrible dark blue!

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