And it is winter! So far we have had beautiful days and really cold at night.
This has been a catching up week. I have cleaned, re arranged and organised. It is nice to have the house back to pretty much normal and renovations over.
Finally a few more finished photos...
Just so you get an impression of what we went through this was taking the spa out...
This was when it was gone...
During the clean up...
To be honest, it is hard to be in a good mood when this is your only bathroom (we do have another toilet though!)
Even renovating one room seems to mess with everywhere else as you have to find places to put stuff and dust and mess still manages to escape rather than be confined to one place!
The finished result is something I am really pleased with and a surprise overtime I walk in!
Apart from cleaning, sorting and setting up my bathroom cupboards this week I got a few more things done.
I mailed out Sour Dough to everyone who asked. This was quite a job! I covered the whole dining room table with baking paper then covered that all with a thin layer of starter. You should have seen it! It looked like the worst mess! It all dried in 48 hours and then I packed it up, got all my envelopes ready and started getting the ready to mail. Then off to the post office on Monday!
I might offer this again sometime but this lot is done!
I tried the Sour Dough to make Raisin Bread. I love Raisin Toast and had not thought to make this. I also saw ONE slice of Raisin Toast in a cafe is $4.50! I know I can make a couple of loaves of it for under that!
It worked fine but I am not posting the recipe until I perfect it. This recipe was too light on fruit and spices even though I put in extra. So I will do it once more then post the recipe.
Mind you Andy loved it and there is heaps in the freezer sliced ready for toasting.
Lucy gave me more flowers. She is having some kind of clean out and I am the beneficiary! lol I just say yes to flowers!
These will end up in vases in the next week or so.
I filled the soap dispensers with odds and sods from almost empty containers and a shampoo I didn't like. (soap is soap)
Things were marvellous until Wednesday night we were in bed and suddenly it started raining. I thought it was odd as it had been so perfectly clear during the day. Then it started pouring. Then I thought this is funny as it is pouring but there is no noise on the roof. !!! I flew out of bed and Andy remained still as he he deaf as a post (drummer)! In the passage I could hear it was much louder and I got to the kitchen and it was flooded with hot water and steam everywhere! I started yelling "Andy Andy turn off the water!"
I had just washed, ready to store, all the old towels and bath mats. I also had washed up Mum's towels and bathmats because we had been using her bathroom. I grabbed all of these and threw them on the floor and kept grabbing more. It took over twenty towels and mats to almost soak it up. Then I was mopping.
It turned out to be a split dishwasher hose.
Firstly what do minimalists do when things like this happens? I keep reading blogs that say you only need to towels per person, throw the rest out! Luckily I had so many on hand.
The next day was spent re washing all of these with loads and loads of washing.
The kitchen floor is damaged however. I hope insurance comes through and it all turns out ok.
I want to show you how the chickens are growing. They are getting more and more blue... the colour is called blue but obviously it is a grey blue. Still they are getting to be big fluffy blue birds!
If you noticed I am late posting today this will also explain I haven't totalled up my Vicky Challenge yet. But this week I am adding in my savings on the bathroom. Going from the cheapest quote we got we saved $6000 and I am counting this in the challenge as it was a lot of work! But that will boost up my weekly average!
I hope you had a good week! How did you feather your nest, build up your home, save money, get ahead?
Enjoy the weekend! xxx