Does that title make sense to anyone else but me? That is the way the last few weeks have been, Paul was on holidays for two weeks over the Christmas, New Year Holidays it is the only time during the year that he gets time off so we normally try to make the most of it.
We had a huge clean out of the back shed, six trailer loads to the dump (it's a big shed 9x6 meters) there were draws, a fridge, washing machine, dryer other odds and ends all things that we hadn't had time to take to the dump during the year. It is still a mess down there but that is a project I will be working on during the year to turn it into a teenagers retreat. There is lots of work to be done the car needs to be moved as well as the billiard table, the walls need to be lined and electricity needs to go in, but hopefully it will be done by next Christmas. I have planned to do a sporting theme for the room with red and blue as the main colours.
Another project that we worked on during Paul's break was our BBQ area, although it still needs to be tiled and a privacy screen put in we did manage to get the BBQ and Pergola put together. I love this BBQ normally it is the husband trying to talk the wife into buying a new BBQ, but not in this house I had to talk Paul into buying it, I figure that since I can't have my new kitchen for a few more years yet that at least I could have a great outdoor kitchen. It is so much easier cooking on the BBQ then trying to cook in the kitchen with a plug in oven and stove top, not that I have had a chance to cook yet, my boys love cooking on it and I think that it is good for them to learn.
One project I have planned later for out here is an outdoor fireplace the hard part is going to be finding someone to build it, they are not a common occurrence here in Queensland. Below is what I would love, but I think that we will have to go for a simpler version.
I have also managed to get all the Christmas decorations packed away something that normally takes weeks to do.
So that was the busy bits but we have also had plenty of time to relax up at the Sunshine Coast at Paul's' parents place at Golden Beach.
I hope you all have a great week.