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.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

new kitchen roof part 3

First I must say thank you to "anonymous" for leaving us such a lovely comment on my last post. It is always nice to hear from people, either friends, family or strangers! Unfortunately most people don't let me know they are reading. Please don't be shy, if you're reading this why not leave a comment just to say hi!? It would make my day (yes, I know it's pathetic but we live very sheltered lives!).

Anyway... the story continues...


The roofing iron covering the kitchen was cut & removed. 
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Kim then built a pitched roof frame from the inner end of the kitchen/dining room all the way out to the open end.

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Then he lined it with plywood. This will eventually be covered in a product called bamboo ply.

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The kids play in their toy boat (which sits on their trampoline to create that realistic feeling of movement). Note the outboard motor, a $2 garage sale find that really works.
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Ivy loves to swing!
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Insulation was placed on the plywood.
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& finally the new roof.

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Nothing like some company while you're on the loo. What a lovely sight, TWO toilet trained toddlers!
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Daddy's boy.

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Funny boy.
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Happy girl.
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My first attempt at sunflare.
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Toni, the house is looking fantastic! It has such character already. I can't wait to see the finished masterpiece. You have all done so well, and what a fantastic husband you have to be able to bulid you a house. The kids are growing up and look so happy. Keep up the good work. All the best, Shelley - ebay michelle16319

Anonymous said...

The house looks absolutely amazing,you must be so happy with everything, I have been reading your blog since you began writing and I love coming here and seeing how much progress you are making. You have been able to achieve so much, when you already had more than enough on your hands. It is lovely to see how your blended family all bonds together, it is both incredible and amazing that you and Kim have such a good relationship with Mario. It sets such a fantastic example to all your children on how all relationships should be. I cannot wait to keep watching the progress, have you put anything in the kitchen yet??? How long do you think it will be before you will be at the stage where you can move in? Best wishes Ali

Karen said...

Hi! Popping over from Enrich to say 'hello'!
WOW! Your house looks amazing and that Ironbark wood is GORGEOUS!! It caught my eye immediately .
I'll be stopping by often to catch up on your progress. Great job Kim!
:)
Karen

Anonymous said...

Hi Toni, We like many others it seems have been keeping an eye on the progress of your house, and the ongoing problems with little Finn; your achievments are wonderful in the light of the many trials and tribulations you have been through to this stage. The house looks terrific. And Ivy Paige is a real sweetie.
Have a Happy Christmas, and o real good 2009.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour, mon ami, avez-vous pensé à mettre vos photos dans un album Web Picasa. Voici un exemple. Sincères salutations

http://picasaweb.google.com/La.grande.ombre

Jodie Greck Photography said...

Hi Toni,

just popped in to say hi so hi lol... i m on dial up ad pictures hardlyload before it says done so i never get to see anything or hardly but from everyones comments im just imagining how gorgeous its all looking once it has finished you with hVE SUCH A GREAT FEELING Of acheivments:-)

how exciting

cheers Jodie

Adam said...

What an inspiring story! I like the photos too. I can see that the were happy.

You're so lucky to have a husband like Kim. My husband led our home renovation too. In fact, he coordinated well with the employees of the company specializing on roofing, Northern Virginia services. Also, I'm happy with the newly-installed siding. Chantilly, VA is really the best place for our family. Thanks for sharing the interesting post, Toni! I'm so inspired.

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