Posts Tagged ‘renovations’

Always Find Me In The New Kitchen

// October 29th, 2001 // 405 Comments » // Internets, Kids, Life

Child Prodigy

Just one Archie pic today – his lovely ‘Prodigy’ hairstyle. He celebrated his one month birthday on Saturday – seems like he’s been here for a lifetime! The kitchen looks great and is all completed. New roof going on today! It never ends!

Here’s a handy new device for all you single gaydar-impaired people out there – artificial gaydar! Nice.

And from this week’s Popbitch – the scariest kitten in the world and someone who sounds exactly like Madonna sings “The Wheels Of The Bus Go Round and Round”.

Exhausted Em

// August 30th, 2001 // 240 Comments » // Life

I am very tired this morning after getting up at 6am to go and meet the door installation man back at Hugo St, who then didn’t turn up cos it started to rain! After three coffees I am starting to feel human again. The orientation night at the Birthing Centre was very educational. Covered what sort of things you should bring with you, when to call them etc, pain relief policies and all those things. Made me feel quite positive about the whole labour experience as they all seem so nice and laidback. Easy for me to feel positive though, I don’t have to get the baby out!

For those of you who don’t know, I recently got obsessed with the fledgling science of nanotechnology and have just found this great gallery of conceptual medical nanomachine drawings – bring on that Lung Cleaning Nanobot!

Moving House

// August 27th, 2001 // 293 Comments » // Life

Sorry for the relative quiet the last few days. I was off work with yucky cold thing on Thursday and Friday. And of course I do all my home page updates from work (wouldn’t you?). Had an eventful weekend as we finally moved into the new abode. Jan, I and our intrepid assistants Jake, Anthony and Michel spent Friday night lugging rather weighty objects into trucks and back out again. Four green metal cabinets were the chief offenders – it took 4 people to lift them into the truck. However we did well and many thanks to all involved.

The house is now our home and we have settled in well – except for crap hot water cylinder and very chilly tiles of a morning. Still painting the front bedroom so we are sleeping in the living room at present. Ex is loving it for some reason and seems much happier than at Hugo St. The cats are in confinement for a week while they settle. Bootsy is so used to trauma now that he is completely adjusted but Tinsel still seems a little bit freaked! We put a deposit on a new kitchen as we just couldn’t live with the old one so that will hopefully be going in in six weeks or so. Also looking at getting gas put on and a new floor in the back half of the house. Anyway it will definitely be keeping us distracted until Little Jem arrives! Still it is a vast improvement on the old place, much more spacious.

The carpet is going down at Hugo Street today – apparently the carpet layer was a real dickhead though so we’ll have to see how it turns out. New doors are coming for there on Thursday and then we will be just about ready to rent the sucker out.

From last week’s Popbitch
Marvel at the how much Geri Halliwell’s breasts have changed over the years:
The young Geri showing off her gigantic naked bazoingas:
The current Geri showing off her shrivelled granny-bags:

I am still playing Junkbot, only 3 levels now on which I don’t have a gold award. Workmate Joel has mastered ALL the levels and is ranking around 17th in the world. Alas I am on about 118th, still it’s an achievement.


// August 22nd, 2001 // 271 Comments » // Internets, Life

Latest position on Junkbot – Employee of the Year! Oh joy. Received for over 40 Gold Awards. I love this game. I really, really love it.

Painting is on track – got both the bedrooms undercoated yesterday with Jake’s help. And let me tell you, they come up bloody well! So at least the front half of the house will be decent. Had to postpone the kitchen person as poor Jan had to take one of her clients to hospital so ended up working from 6am to 10pm – not good for a heavily preggie girl!


// August 21st, 2001 // 177 Comments » // Life

Got quite a bit of scraping and filling done last night. Jake has kindly offered to do some painting today and the kitchen person is coming tonight to give us a design and quote. I am getting a little panicked now about baby stuff – cots! pushchairs! hospital bag! I guess we can do that next week. Let’s just hope Little Jem is not early! By the way we have a new top-of-the-list name – Bruno. Mmmm, I like it!

Am still hooked on the Lego Junkbot game. Here’s a wallpaper I made in tribute to it [LINK LOST!]. Be warned, it is 500k and you may need to resize it for screens smaller than 1280×1024.

New Look Site

// August 9th, 2001 // 252 Comments » // Life

Today I have launched the new look site. It’s my ambition to keep this news box updated with all the latest from our world plus interesting things I have come across online. Hopefully this will help keep our widely distributed circle of friends and family up to date with our goings on! Please forgive any temporary glitches as the site settles down to its new form – we will gradually bring new versions of all the pages online.

Current state of the world – waiting on settlement of our new house which may occur tomorrow or might be delayed again till Monday. Banks drive me nuts! Or as my workmate Joel just commented, ‘bankers are wankers’. Red tape is certainly slowing down our progress but the end is in sight. We have spent the last 5 weeks painting our old place and getting everything ship shape for its forthcoming rental.

Bootsy (our poor kitty who was munched by a dog) is home now and much better. Still has a hobble to his gait and some strange shaved patches but is generally adjusting well to life in the outside world after 3 weeks in hospital.

Jan and Little Jem doing well. Sleeping has just become an issue as finding a comfortable position becomes more and more difficult! I find it hard to believe that she can get much bigger but still 8 weeks to go.