Edging onward

Today edged us a little further towards a functional kitchen. Tomorrow holds the promise of an installed sink and no longer washing dishes in the bathtub.
This is a big deal as the family member who was building our sink stand decided on a road trip this weekend which meant that we would be at least another week behind in the kitchen renovation.

Luckily a good reliable friend was home from work (he works away) and came to the rescue; building me a beautiful, functional sink stand on his birthday no less.

You might wonder why I didn’t just purchase an Ikea cabinet for our sink, we’ll we’re up to something a little different in our kitchen.

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We’re recycling our houses’ original concrete laundry trough. It’s worn and has a beautiful patina, right down to one sink bowl being different from the other as that’s where the washing machine used to drain.

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Recycling at it’s best.

Besides our awesome sink stand we installed two more half walls of plasterboard (aquacheck behind the sink area).

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And built one of the cabinet bodies to ensure that the sink stand is bolted in the correct position tomorrow.

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So tomorrow looks like it might be another big step forward, as long as we can find someone to help us bring the sink inside.

New year promises updated

At New Years I made a list of things to do, and my progress hasn’t been that great but I thought it was a good idea for me to start charting it, maybe every month to see where I am at. At three down and nearly half way through the year it probably isn’t going that well but at least I haven’t done nothing.

1. Have honeymoon

We really need to work out the honeymoon and book it this week.

2. Read at least 3 classics

Done Alice in Wonderland, The Adventures of Sherlock Homes and Dracula

3. Grow a veggie garden

The veggie garden will have to wait until we move and I figure out how to make a very compact veggie garden.

4. Learn Spanish (or at least continue learning)

I’m not sure if this one is going to happen now that I am not having lessons.

5. Play the drums more

6. Take photos every week

I’ve managed this so far hopefully they will improve through the year

7. Fit study in around job

The course I want to do won’t start until next year

8. Get a job I like or at least don’t loathe

This seems to be working out so far

9. Find out more about me

I’m a bit at a dead end with this, as the only people who have any information are withholding it.

10. Paint more

Hoping that moving to a place with better light will inspire me

11. Buy a really special piece of clothing for no particular occasion

No budget for this a yet

12. Find a quiet space to just be

The new place has a balcony off our bedroom, so this should be crossed off soon.

New year promises updated

At New Years I made a list of things to do, and my progress hasn’t been that great but I thought it was a good idea for me to start charting it, maybe every month to see where I am at. At three down and nearly half way through the year it probably isn’t going that well but at least I haven’t done nothing.

1. Have honeymoon

We really need to work out the honeymoon and book it this week.

2. Read at least 3 classics

Done Alice in Wonderland, The Adventures of Sherlock Homes and Dracula

3. Grow a veggie garden

The veggie garden will have to wait until we move and I figure out how to make a very compact veggie garden.

4. Learn Spanish (or at least continue learning)

I’m not sure if this one is going to happen now that I am not having lessons.

5. Play the drums more

6. Take photos every week

I’ve managed this so far hopefully they will improve through the year

7. Fit study in around job

The course I want to do won’t start until next year

8. Get a job I like or at least don’t loathe

This seems to be working out so far

9. Find out more about me

I’m a bit at a dead end with this, as the only people who have any information are withholding it.

10. Paint more

Hoping that moving to a place with better light will inspire me

11. Buy a really special piece of clothing for no particular occasion

No budget for this a yet

12. Find a quiet space to just be

The new place has a balcony off our bedroom, so this should be crossed off soon.