I hate falling behind. But I have. Don't even know where to start, but have bitten the bullet and thought I'd better just post this at least...it's a start right?
atm the moment 4 of my 5 kids are SICK! Sick with a wretched tummy bug
I hate to think what my power bill will be next month...for the past 2 days I have been doing more laundry than usual and all in HOT water *sigh*
At the same time, when I can back from Samoa, we came back with my dad who is a #1 ol' school 'Handyman' and so we have been making the most of his time with us and have completely renovated our toilet and bathroom...which were like time warps from the 70's!
We have managed to save hundreds on labour (thanks dad:) Hubby (who lacks any 'handyman gene' has picked up some great skills too :) I bought the tiles from a clearance centre, bathrub and pedestal basin from Trademe, tap fittings all new from bunnings. We aren't going for anything flash...just clean and new :) I have been most proud of my Trademe Bargains...but of course nothing ever goes smoothly right? Right. I asked Mr 14 to take some tiles out of Miss 17's room and take them to where the other tiles were...nek minnit...crash boom bang...he accidentally bumped something that lead to a domino effect and hello...my beautiful ceramic pedstal basin was cracked beyond use *sigh* Great. Managed to only let the F-Bomb slip out a couple of times....and left it at that...not gonna sweat the 'small' stuff. Can't get everything for next to nothing right? Right. Thank you Mr 14 for reminding me.
In between the tiles, sick kids, baby, I have been able to sew up a few orders for people. Relisting stock on Trademe. My dad goes back on Sunday. Our bathroom and toilet shold be completed by mid next week (if hubby had taken a couple of days off work we might have had this done over a week ago, but nevr mind, no one listens to me *sigh*)
Good to be back in blogland :)