It has come to my attention that when you buy an old house (circa 1970's) then basically if it hasn't been kept to it's former glory then there is lots of work to be done. Me, being very impatient and wanting it done now - serious lack of funds preventing this - would like to have many projects going at once. However, this is not the case. As we prepare for yet another very dry and hot summer we also prepare for the evn bigger threat to us - bushfire. So, at the moment home improvements have been put on hold while we clear up the block and cart all the green waste off to the council to be disposed of. The new 10/30 rule is in place and although we have massive gums at our back door we are just giving them a clean up while all there trimmings will be saved for next winter and the leaves and bark will be disposed of. The grass is getting a trim and the yucky noxious wattle weeds are getting removed, the ivy poisoned and pulled out and the gutters cleaned.
In the meantime I will list my dreams for my little muddy among the gums-
*landscape the front garden both near the house and at the road frontage
*re oil all exterior timbers in a dirty dark grimesy oil
*re bag the entire mud exterior
*build the back deck and add another bigger better roof to our alfresco area
*a new letter box built entirely of chunky timbers and stone...lovely
*build a carport to house our cars and protect them from the weather
Not too much to wish for...well maybe a little. It's all the outside stuff that I really enjoy and this is only a list of what needs to be done outside...did I mention there was a bigger list for the inside...oh dear.