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A blog about renovating two houses: one on Karragarra Island, and one in Brisbane. Plus, all the things that get in the way...
2012-11-15 01:50
We got into the house yesterday and I must say, I was surprised at the lack of chemical odours.The carpets in the locked off rooms did smell faintly of urine, of course. What's with that in… Read More
2012-11-07 00:10
Well, I'm delighted to say we have a signed contract on our new fixer upper! I hope I'm not jinxing this one...Here it is on Google Street View. It's both houses, as I've said previously, an… Read More
2012-11-04 03:29
We went and looked at the hoarder's house yesterday, which I've now renamed Green Acres because it's infinitely more romantic sounding, while still summing up the state of the place.It was… Read More
2012-11-04 03:02
Last weekend, when Dan and I were driving past the beautiful colonial we fell in love with (and have now decided is just too overpriced to be excusable), we went further down the road and sa… Read More
2012-10-28 10:52
What a rollercoaster moving house is. Not that we're even at the actual 'moving' part yet, just the buying and selling part. That's enough, though. 'Our farm' has completely fallen thro… Read More
2012-10-26 02:20
So, we still don't know where we're at with 'our farm'. The owner is expected to give a yes or no by 5pm tonight.Meanwhile, we've unearthed more information about the property - the granny f… Read More
2012-10-22 09:23
Thanks everyone for your little pearls of wisdom over the last week or so, they are much appreciated. You are such a wise bunch.It is an uncertain time, but we're pretty confident we'll get… Read More
2012-10-18 21:17
I wavered, briefly, before hitting 'publish' on yesterday's post.You don't want to jinx it, I told myself.Then, I had a stern word with myself about being silly and hit publish anyway.And th… Read More
2012-10-18 02:02
We are signing a contract THIS WEEKEND on our farm. Yes, it's finally, finally happening. The price is agreed, the issues have been worked through and pending some huge unforeseen shift… Read More
2012-10-07 12:09
I just want to say thanks to everyone who left a comment on my last post -- your kind words were much appreciated.A few of us gathered on Friday night for dinner and drinks in our friend's b… Read More

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