the ocean

the ocean
Paraparaumu beach

The comings and goings of a hard working kiwi whose just moved home

November 28, 2010

Saturday's Bathroom progress

I left to do my usual running around I got back to this. This tile looks pretty cool no grout yet,and green paint on the outside.
Dam that shower looks nice, no taps yet.
I am looking forward to moving into this bathroom.

and who cares what anybody else thinks!

November 27, 2010

Bathroom day 3

day 3. yes I got out of bed at 8:15 on a day when I didnt have to. the guys did pretty good today the walls are primed, water is attached. and shower fixings are in. they will be back for day 4 tomorrow Saturday and they are talking about Sunday as well, time to be determined. "They" have names Bill and Tim helped me eat the last of the pumpkin pie today.

November 25, 2010

Day 2

day 2 of the bathroom,
Yesterday was the day of the crappy weather, there wasn't anything moving in this town. No buses, no taxis, no schools, no university, drive at your own risk. One of the co workers called at 7 am and said don't come into work. My contractors were thinking the same way, since they lived in the hills. Its been raining for 2 days, and we have nearly 1 inch of freezing rain on the snow. the snow showed signs of melting at 3 ish and so everyone went to the stores tho get their thanks giving shopping done. yesterday, a total loss.
Today its still raining but the roads are now slush , which mean s you can drive. contractors showed up and i went to work. i have plumbing everywhere downstairs, and the vanity and lights are sitting in the garage. it looks like lights sockets are in but not connected. paint colors are finalized and inside walls have green sheet rock ( moisture resistant)
Tomorrow's thanksgiving so it's public holiday. I spent the evening baking.-- making progress.
currently its stopped raining but its still 33 it was supposed to drop and freeze this afternoon.

November 23, 2010

Bathroom day 1

It's just amazing how much work you can get done when you pay someone else to do it. I got off early today for crappy weather then had to go back to home depot to choose some lights and a mirror. My last decision is the paint to go on the walls. I have narrowed it to 3 colors. (pale green by the way.)

November 19, 2010


This is the corner of my bedroom, watch this space. My house has taken sooooo long to sell I got frustrated( in a major way ) 2100 square feet, ( 200 square m ) 3 bedroom 1 bathroom and 2 car garage. all it needs is 2 bathrooms.
So watch this space.
Construction starts monday.
Now I am poor again.
so there wont be any vacation this winter.
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November 15, 2010

egg Nog.

its close to that time of year again. and yesterday when i went shopping there it was stating me in the face was some Eggnog. I like Eggnog , but when you buy it it like pumpkin pie , it never has enough spice for my taste. now my spice rack is looking rather slim, cause I cant take it home. so i have been using up stuff, i have Cinnamon but not nutmeg or cloves ( usually this would be replace instantly) i think last week i bought some pumpkin pie spice.
so the short story is .. is that if you want more flavor in your eggnog try some pumpkin pie spice, it works really well for my taste buds.
say I with the second cup of eggnog nearly 1/ 2 way gone.

today I went bizarring with Amy. there are several good Christmas Bizarres on this time of year and the Carlson center one, is this weekend. I got what I needed in the way of Christmas stuff . then we looked around at everything else. there was this lady selling fruit cake and I the homesick kiwi was not going to say no. Yes they are expensive, but I haven't had fruit cake probably since last time I was home. ( OK. maybe I had some in the UK.) the question is how long can I make this fruit cake last . its 2 lbs. It wont make Christmas I know it.

November 7, 2010


Yes I still go dancing, dancing is still an amazing amount of fun, we had a social dance tonight and a quick step lesson before hand. Quick step is almost kinda complicated , but its kinda like a fox trot. Got to have good frame. ( as it any dance )
we had lots of people tonight so there was lots of dancing to be had. new instructors, who are great dancers.
anyway I danced so much tonight that I had sore feet , so then I changed my shoes. (don't ask me how many pairs of dance shoes I have in the car) so I danced some more and then I got sore feet again. no it wasn't the shoes it was tooooo much dancing. Sore feet equals lots of dancing.
I am a happy person with sore feet.
one day I ought to get some pictures of me dancing.