Sunday, January 4, 2015


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One of the many distractions that kept me from my craft and blogging towards the end of 2014 has been renovations. We have decided that in 2015 we’ll be putting our current abode on the market. The reasons are many, the feelings are mixed but the short of it is that the time has come for new beginnings and new adventures.

Since making our decision we’ve had the exterior of the house painted to freshen it up and had the second bathroom re-spayed. We’ve painted the driveway, the fences, and the internal doors. This past week Dave installed a shower screen – which is in my book is pretty impressive since he is a pencil pusher by trade. It has been a hard slog. There are after all four children here that also require our care and attention. The balance is a tricky one – and there have been quite a few times where we got it wrong.  There have been moments where we’ve felt like taking one step forward and two steps back. Money and cash flow, especially in the lead up to Christmas, has been incredibly stressful too. There have been some impressive meltdowns.

Today, for the first time, I felt like I could see the finish line on the distant horizon. It’s coming into sight and that has bought a sense of relief. There is still so much to do. So tricky to find the time to get it all done, especially with our sleep-protestor demanding his Mama. Even so, today I felt like this mammoth task perhaps could be done. That we can do it. We can get there.


  1. You can get there and you will! Well done for working so hard and making brave decisions. Happy new year and all the best for 2015!

  2. Go YOU Both!!! You will get there. Christmas is out of the way. Less distractions already... Good luck in the processes to come....

  3. We did a room paint a few months back and that was enough of a time sucker....we have some mammoth work to do on our home and we are not selling I hear your will be worth it it in the end...when you realise other goals and dreams because of this hard work. Xx

  4. What an exciting decision! Getting a house ready for sale is always hard work - enjoy the adventure.

  5. Renovating and selling a house is stressful Sally (I know!) and not getting enough sleep is a killer (I know!), BUT I also know that you CAN do it and things WILL get better. Eventually (usually) they always do. Take care x

  6. I am in the same boat as you at the moment, getting the house ready to sell and it is such a pain in the bum and a money drainer! And I cannot even imagine trying to do it all with 4 kids!! Glad to hear the end is in sight and well done to Dave on the shower screen install!!


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