Sunday, August 18, 2013

what we've been up to...

Hi there!  So recently, we've been busy... relaxing.  Pat was away for 2 weeks working hard, and although he still works hard, the hours are much nicer than we are used to.  We make big plans for projects on the weekends, but the time passes and we wonder where the days went.  It's nice though, because we are accomplishing things, but we aren't rushing to do so.

This weekend's project was to make Gunnar a play tent.  We used the directions from this blog (I found it on Pinterest, of course).  We had a few set backs (like buying a 20mm spade bit to drill a hole for our 20mm PVC pipe, only to find the pipe was actually 25mm), but all in all I think it turned out pretty well.  And the boy loves it, and really that's all that matters.

Other than that we've been spending a lot of time outside.  Let me tell you.  The Australians know how to do winter.  Been in the 70s almost every day.  Sunny all the time.  Rained once in the last two weeks, and it was at night (so we got the benefits of filling up our rainwater tank without being stuck inside all day).

Guns took this one :)

In other news, our HHG shipment apparently arrived in the country a little over a week ago.  We are hoping it gets through customs quickly and painlessly (i.e. we won't have to pay to destroy or fumigate anything).  Stay tuned for more on that.  PS:  I can't wait to finally have all of our stuff!

And I finished some more projects... finally getting around to getting some of our wonderful wedding photos on display, I am working on a gallery wall for our bedroom, and I am slowly collecting thrift shop frames and performing (navy blue) face lifts on them...
I also had a change of heart regarding the color of my wooden tray.  I lied in this post, it was orangey.  Now it's a lemon yellow.  And it's perfect.
And for the biggest project to date, our new entertainment center!  We took an old, plain desk and hutch, removed the drawers and a shelf, and added some decorative moulding and some matte paint... and here you have it:

Can't wait to fill the shelf with Aussie goodies!

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