Cracking on…

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It’s holiday time! Which of course means we’re working on the house. We’re wanting to get it liveable as soon as we can. Thus this week means finishing off the earth floor and then plastering everything in sight. Our wonderful discovery is pavelock sand – sweep it into the gaps between the earth blocks, quick …

What I’ve started to think about this year and where it is taking me

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These are not exactly resolutions, but paths my brain has been wandering down, with the potential for adventures at the other ends of those paths. Toolkits for shiny toys Ok, this year most of my time and energy for making has gone into the house, but I feel like I’ve reached a point with electronics …

We have a kitchen!

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Well, I mostly lie, we have some kitchen cabinets in place, lacking the stainless bench-top or any appliances. But hey, progress. We also have more flooring upstairs, more plaster, more tiles, and more flashing (ooo, missus). And, coz we are childish, tieke spotted this product in Bunnings. I think it would be handy if you …

More working on the house tomorrow

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We have doors! These came from the old Trekkers Hotel, were covered in thick lead paint, but they came up a treat (courtesy of much elbow-grease from tieke). They’re rimu and pretty solid. So we’re on to internal joinery – doors, window frames for the internal windows, skirting boards, the occasional shelf. There’s still some …

The Darfield Earthquake

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Everybody goes “where”? But that’s the official name of the Christchurch/Canterbury earthquake. We had a magnitude 7 earthquake right next to a big city. No-one died. Similar earthquake in Haiti? 230,000 dead. So, why? That’s what I’ve been looking into over the last couple of months: Information Paper – The Darfield Earthquake But if you’re …

More plastering tomorrow – assistance welcomed

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We’ll be working at the house again tomorrow, earth plastering and assorted other jobs. Any assistance welcome. However, now that I’m up there two days in the week, we’ll be taking Sundays off, as the Good Lord intended.* Given that we’ve now 4-6 people up there each day in the week, we’re cracking on somewhat. …