A diary of our family's house building project in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. Also my ponderings on family life, living with Asperger's Syndrome, running an ebay business & a place to share my photography.

Wednesday, 14 March 2007


Since my last post all we have done is cut down trees, lop them up into firewood, load the truck, empty it at the firewood pile at the back of the block (the stacks at the front of the block were taking over our future parking area) & MULCHING!!
Finn's favourite game at the moment is mulching, he starts up his imaginary mulcher, makes all the right sound effects & makes up feel like we're back on the block again with that delightful noise, God bless him ( : Then he proceeds to feed toys & things to his mulcher. That's when he's not playing "brushcutter" or "chain saw".
Anyway, we're making head way & we have a clearing for a house, one for a shed & one for a parking area. We have the excavator/bobcat man (eddie) booked for next Wednesday to grade the parking area flat (the plan is to pave it in old bricks) & remove tree stumps. We'll then move the caravan, trailer & our rapidly expanding collection of toys & bits & pieces into the parking area so we can fall the only remaining tree that needs to come down. the caravan is in the way at the moment, it's a big tree & it will be awful to see it come down but we don't have the choice, it's too close to the house. Once that's down, more lopping up, stacking, mulching & then Eddie will level out the shed & house sites & dig the trench from the road for the power, sewer, gas & phone Kim has started organising all that this week so it's starting feel feel like we're moving toward something real, finally!

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