It may have appeared as though Derek and I dropped off the face of the earth sometime this past year. Rest assured, we have just been wholly preoccupied with what is now referred to in hushed tones as “The Great Renovation of 2016” or “The Renovation to End All Renovations”. It has been all-consuming and exhausting, driven by obsession bordering on madness, and has left time for little else. And now…dare I say…we’re done?
When I was a wee lass, perhaps 5 or 6 years old, my family took us for a camping trip in the English country side. The English weather lived up to its good name. It rained the entire time and the field was muddy. Before long, my wonderful father suggested the brilliant idea of taking me to a nearby pub. I realize now that it was probably at the request of my Mother, to get me out of her hair so that she could get the tent set up.
With only a toilet and cold water sink in an outbuilding (no tub or shower) for seven weeks, I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. Indoor plumbing! What a novelty!
Here’s the before shot:
Close up of the awesome Edison bulbs:
Several years ago Derek and I started vacationing on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and fell in love with Roberts Creek. Last year in March we finally made the move and rented a cabin by the beach for a few months while we waited for the right home to come on the market. We found our house in summer and moved in September 1st. The past few months have been non-stop renos, yard work and getting the workshop built but we’re finally settled!