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I'mmmmm BACK!!!! did you miss me ^_~

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.

 guttering done, patio concret repainted, patio roofing replaced etc

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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Happy CNY Jaine! Glad to have you back and blogging. AnD wasn't the same without you :)
almost 12 years ago
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Wow, goes to show how things can be transformed by paint & some sprucing up! You've put in a heck of a lot of hard effort in the house & it shows! Now's the time to kick back & relax. My fingers are crossed you'll find work soon. Guess it helps you're still in your pleasant season while we're deep in the sh*t up here with winter. Good luck, they'll be lucky to get you!!:)
almost 12 years ago
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oh yea... love the retro carpet... great colors... =D really adds a twist to the room... hehee... was it your pick?
almost 12 years ago
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yikes... filthy windows? well, with it so dirty, it isn't really a window! hahaa... but good job on cleaning it up... =D
almost 12 years ago
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Welcome Back!!!!!!! I really did miss you... but it's great to have you back... looks like you've been kept busy busy... good job on the remodeling... it's looking great... =) yea the job search is pretty tough nowadays... but we'll have to hang in there... *hugs*
almost 12 years ago
Jrs 8c 1405439596528
Wow...you have done so much to that place it's almost brand new! I'm really impressed with everything you've done. Give yourself a great big pat on the back for the great job you've done, okay? Boon's right...AnD wasn't the same without you!
almost 12 years ago
Rottendoubt a4 patrick
welcome back!
almost 12 years ago
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Jaine!!! Welcome back!!! Looks like a lotta HARD work you did on the cottage .. looks marvy now ^^ Happy CNY & hope you find work :)
almost 12 years ago
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haai~^^welcome back and thanks for comming see me again^^you brought me summer air~...:Dactually recently I use "eucalyptus branch"for flower arrangement.they are all come from southern hemisphere.smells so nice^^ and... happy chinese new year to you!!
almost 12 years ago
Mark moran in spokane 920x920
cute house!
almost 12 years ago
Mark moran in spokane 920x920
holy cow .. you are pretty handy to have around the house ... i can barely change light bulbs ...
almost 12 years ago
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JS
Great to have you back, glad you got everything sorted with the house, no wonder it took you a while to sort, sounded and looked like it was in quite a bad shape, nice job. Hope something comes up jobwise for you soon.
almost 12 years ago
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Truly transformative. The painting made such a difference. I like the transparent roof in the back. Good idea. Yeah, once you do it you think, hell, that's not that hard. It's great to try stuff. I have lots of how-to books but the internet is also a great source of info. Great job and welcome back Miss Fixit!
almost 12 years ago
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nice carpet!
almost 12 years ago
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You really fixed the place up! You must be so handy - the two of you. Looks very cozy and comfy to live in. Hope the next tenant doesn't trash the place. That's always a fear, isn't it? hehe
almost 12 years ago
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welcome back,Jaine!!! glad to hear from you. hope you have happy healthy wealthy CNY in nice renovating house(^ ^)
almost 12 years ago
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Welcome back, Jaine! =) The house is looking good.
almost 12 years ago
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i was wondering where you went........ bz with the house i see.. nice job.!!!!
almost 12 years ago
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the home nice
almost 12 years ago
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Yay! Great to see you blogging again :) You've sure been busy and the results are really impressive. I always knew you were handy. I just didn't know how handy =) Maybe you can offer your fixer up services to people. I hope the next tenants are more respectful of the space. I've never understood how people could choose to live in squalor in a proper home.
almost 12 years ago
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Great to have you back Jaine! =) Wowza! You did a great job on fixingthe place. Very impressive!
almost 12 years ago
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You did a great job! Wow. I'd hire you a sec.
almost 12 years ago
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You are awesome, Jaine. You should have a real sense of accomplishment.
almost 12 years ago
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a skylight sounds really nice! and i'm glad you're finally done!!! yes, it's good to have you back ;b
almost 12 years ago
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your lovely house? looks very happy.
almost 12 years ago

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