Friday, July 25, 2008

Shed is Coming Down

The weekends of hard work have paid off with our backyard now a clean canvas. Pulling down a 3 car garage was a good challenge. We had some help from Jamie's nephews, Michael and Hayden, how many kids get permission to throw rocks at windows or smash a hammer through it, we all had a bit of fun smashing the glass, cleaning it up wasn't fun though.
The demolition was injury free until we started recycling some of the timber from the shed and pulling huge nails out of it. I was pulling a nail with a J-bar and it slipped off the nail and I smacked myself in the head with pointy end of the bar. I saw stars, I thought for sure there would be blood, but no, my head swelled into a giant egg, my darling husband grabbed me some ice and I promptly growled at him for using the wrong ice. Then he proceeded to go to his car and come back with a hard-hat. So I put my hard-hat on and went back to work. I had a very tender head for a few days.

Monday, July 7, 2008

"Not" our Anniversary

Today is the 1st Anniversary of the day Jamie proposed. 07/07/07 and coincidentally at 7am. Well it was 9am in Auckland where he proposed but 7am Sydney time, I remember because I thought I had better wait til a bit later to start calling and messaging people. It brings back fond memories as he tricked me into looking out off the balcony of our hotel and when I turned around to tell him I couldn't see anything he was down on 1 knee with my ring in his hand and a cute little smile. It was perfect.

We have agreed that we only have 1 anniversary so all others must be void from my memory, the anniversary of the day we met and this anniversary of the day he proposed. Such an easy date to remember, can't we have 2.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Working Week

This week has seen some very positive outcomes for my business. I have finished my submission for Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards, Kim came and took this and other photos, the awards night is on in a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to that. Then I also decided to nominate for Business Champion which is a NSW wide award, I will find out if I am a finalist in this over the coming weeks.

Then today I was asked by my head office to do an interview for Mortgage Business magazine and she said it is only going to be a small full page article. So I will be published in the August edition.

So with all the work I have done this week, I think that means it's time to go home and do some scrapbooking.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Cleaning out the Shed

We are in the process of demolishing our current and very old 3 car garage to build a nice new colourbond shed right across the back of our land. In order to do this we have to move things and get rid of a lot of stuff. Finally the council plans have been verbally approved, just waiting on the paperwork to arrive.

In honour of the council finally getting their act together I decided to have a garage sale on Saturday. Jamie was off early to Paintball which left me to do it alone. I called for reinforcements and Aunty Marilyn came and brought some of her stuff as did a few of my friends, Colette and Tanya. The day was moderately successful and I sold a few hundred dollars worth of stuff, but when I looked in the shed there was still waaay to much stuff left. The decision was made to get up bright and early (5am) to take the leftover stuff to Dapto Markets. So we packed up the trailer with all our wares and I convinced Aunty M to stick around and come with me.

Well what a bizzare morning we had, arriving at the markets shortly after 6am to a stack of vultures with their torches and headlamps sticking their noses in the trailer and frantically asking what sort of stuff we had. I felt like telling them where to go - but I was still in a bit of shock at how they were carrying on. Someone mentioned that some of our books were stolen while we were unpacking. I was worth the effort and we packed up about 11.30 and headed home with about 1/2 of the stuff we came with so it was a good day. Next time I will be better prepared.

We still have a bit more stuff to get rid of but we are a lot closer to calling in the demolition team to get this project underway.