Monday, October 24, 2005

The Weekend Wrap up

It was another busy weekend at el caso Bugsy. Saturday we went to our other house and it went from this: To this:
Yep - the garage got put up! yay. Sorry the pictures are not taken from the same spot. It looks really good (still has it's protective plastic on it until the concreting is done. So now we just have to :
* do the concreting inside the garage, the driveway and all paths
* get rid of those two dead cars you can make out in the first picture to the left (you can only see the silver mazda but there is a red commodore behind it).
* put the fences up
* fix up some stuff inside
* repaint inside
* do all the landscaping and garden
* empty out all the stuff he still has inside (books mainly but some furniture).
* put up a solid mailbox (kids knocked the other one down)
* remove one alarm system (there is two dividing the house up), and rewire the other for the entire house
* fix the water heater (kids pinching the igniter).
* add curtains, toilet roll holders etc.
* put up a clothes line.

I think that's it. Then we can rent it out. I cannot wait until that day!!!!!!!

ok - I also finished another blank knitted square and I am half way through another blank square. I worked out the layout for this project and I think I need something like 17 blank squares so thought I had better get cracking as I had only done 3 - doh! Bubs will be here soon and I won't have his pressie ready.

Last night we went to Mt Dandenong to Sky High. Years ago it was a popular make out joint (never went cause I was a good girl!), but it fell into disrepair. Recently they spent a few million dollars and refurbished it, doing the grounds up nicely and redoing the restaurant. It was our dinner to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary, so we thought it was a romantic place to go. It was lovely! It certainly did not disappoint. It was cold but the views are amazing. It looks down over our house and right out to the bay (about 40kms away), and you can even see the outline of Geelong in the distance. Just beautiful. The restaurant was really nice. Good food, excellent service. We probably only had one complaint and that was the accoustics. The restaurant wasn't very big, but you couldn't hear each other over the table. There were probably only about 50 people dining, so it wasn't overcrowded or anything. But it was very nice. We came home, had a glass of port and headed to bed for some much needed sleep.

9 Comments:

At 10:02 am, Blogger Cathy said...

The garage looks really good. Bet you're pleased it's finally there.

The mystery project is very easy and the patterns a cinch to follow.

I haven't finished yet but I should do in the next few days.

Cathy

 
At 1:20 pm, Blogger leonie said...

Sounds like you did have a busy weekend. But like us you have many more busy weekends to come. It takes somuch time (and money) to do up a house. I don't think we are ever going to get our house finished.
The restaurant sounds great, we may have to give it a go.

 
At 1:32 pm, Blogger Katt said...

Looks like you have been really busy! The garage looks great.

Bet you cant wait to get it finished and tennants in it

Katt

 
At 6:22 pm, Blogger Lesley said...

Busy bee you have been. I hope your finished before you know it.. Glad you and your hubby got to have a nice night out together.
Take care Bugsy..

 
At 8:15 pm, Blogger betty said...

Hey you've been a busy Bugsy. Glad you had a good weekend away and that the house is nearly ready to rent. We prepared ours for rent in June. It needed a toatl make over inside. It was a bloody relief to finally rent it out as the work consumed all of our spare time. Hard wotk but worth it!

 
At 2:14 am, Blogger April said...

Glad to hear you had a productive weekend. I'm quite impressed with all that got accomplished.

 
At 9:46 am, Anonymous MrsHUGS said...

WOW...
You both were busy on the weekend, but I am glad you got some time out for yourselves...
Catch up soon...

MrsHUGS

 
At 6:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gettinga place ready for renting is so much work. You've got such a long list. I would just do the essentials - curtains and hot water etc, and leave the rest until the first tenants move out. People will still rent if is not painted again, and you will get your money sooner. Our real estate agent told us not to replace the carpet in our rental, as tenants prefer carpet they don't have to worry about staining.
good luck!

 
At 12:14 am, Blogger Em said...

I used to go up to Sky High with an old boyfriend and make out. Oooh....it's bringing back so many memories.

 

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