well I missed you all a great deal! I see some changes have ocurred - I'll have to get my credit card debt down (damn Xmas) and buy a flame membership so I can get the year of the ox profile skin - me like very much. I also see ads, not that I have any issues with that.
this week I have finished working on my mum's property, she returned home last week and now we can both get our lives back - WOOT WOOT
I still haven't found work - had lots of rejection letters though
oh well, I will keep trying and it has given me time to help my mum and now to start on my house....
for those of you all who have asked here are some photos: just to recap last year my mum's cottage was hit by a drunk driver and while insurance paid for the rebuilding of the front and damage done by the driver this meant the front of the house was charming and the rest old, grotty and decrepit. (I should add this is my mum's rental and the tenant was not hurt in the crash, the driver broke his leg).
the front redone after the accident - unfortunately it is my mum who has the before pics of this (I was in Korea)
somebody got the wrong green and I am repainting it with the lighter green
finished painting the house but the guttering is saggy and leaking and the fibre glass roof of the patio is horrid and make the lounge inside really dark.
When mum bought the cottage it was run down but tidy
the previous tenant however left it filthy so we really had to scrub everything.
the floor slopes and the retro carpet destracts from it. hehe
kitchen window when I moved in after returning from Korea (I just started to clean it)
the tenant from the cottage moved into the sleepout (seen out the window).
sleepout when we bought it and here with the last tenant in it
and ta DA...
and from the back
(this was no longer lawn but thigh high weeds)
I had to put a skylight in the bathroom of the sleepout - there is very little natural light and the roof was leaking, the gulley trap of the basin was leaking (rats) the hot tap pipe was leaking (rats) and consequently the back wall and basin cabinet were completely rotten and needed replacing. It was dank and revolting, I don't know how anybody could live in it but I did learn a lot about what I could do myself before requiring tradesmen (which was only the plumber).
we also repainted the inside completely, laid lino and carpet (we cut it to fit the room and had it edged, it fits like a perfect mat). We also took down rickety shelves and put up cupboards. The sleepout was hard because nothing is flush or level, there are not many studs in the walls or joists in the ceiling, whoever built it in the beginning was a real cowboy. Anyhoo it's finished now and I am sooooo Happy to have my life back!!!
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