Sunday, 29 June 2014
Thursday, 26 June 2014
One step forward – this gorgeous kitchen benchtop arrived – Thank you Jeff!!
Monday, 23 June 2014
Plumbing well progressed – check J.
And for people who know such things – the appliances were just for show – they are now removed so the benchtop – arriving Monday – yay! – can be screwed in place properly. I am still thinking I will paint those jarrah cupboards – but no time right now, and happy to wait until we see how dark it will look with the jarrah benchtop too.
But, good news – the bugs are much less frequent visitors already – yay J. And as much I do really love bugs, these still gotta go!!
We chose plastic leach drains this time because they sound more environmentally friendly – made in WA, recycled plastic and 100% recyclable. And everyone says they do the job right – so not much to not recommend them I hope.
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
They are gorgeous window seats aren’t they?!!
They are mostly underneath the truth window, though are under all windows and in all corners of the house now – so they have been sent off to the Ag Dept to get identified. The most likely strawbale bugs are booklice or spider mites – both of which seem to break out/in of ‘grain’ storage with warm, humid weather – so the deluges we have had of late, before the render has completely dried out, might be what has brought them out of the bales. I wasn’t naïve enough to think we wouldn’t have some critters in the bales, but I was hoping they would die a natural death before I had to deal with them…and drying out seems to be what will drive booklice/spider mites out of our home too - so - while we wait for summer for that to happen completely, I am getting some damp absorbing granules to have in containers around the house – just to feel like I am doing something at least…and we will wait on the Ag Dept to tell me we have nothing to worry about.
Then, Kent the plumber was here today – so we have a network of greywater and black water pipes started - which aren't actually upside down, despite the suggestion of this photo!
And, we would have had some septic tanks to plumb them into too…save for us not receiving the correct invoice for them, so we couldn’t pay until this morning – and then they want to wait until the transfer is in their bank account before they leave the yard…sigh, so we wait (~patiently).