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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Too Long ...

Wow, it really has been a long time since i blogged. We have been so buzy with the house and in my new job that i have just not found the time. But enough with the excuses i guess and on with the update ...

The house has come a long way since the last photos i put up, heres where we are now.










So along with that front landscaping going in we have also had the limestone poored out the back, hte spa's gone in and the decks up, so now its just the garden shed, retic and garden to go out there. There really isn't anything else to do to the front yard, exept weeding, blaa :(.
The inside has had half the walls painted and a few more bits of furniture and decrotive pieces added. There are just to many photos to add so i'll do a few and if anyone wants to see the rest let me know and i'll e-mail them to you. Good to catch up, and i'll try not to leave it so long next time xXx

Why We Broke Up ...

She told me we couldn't afford beer anymore and I'd have to quit.

Then I caught her spending:$65.00 on make-up, $150 for a cut & color,$30 for a manicure, $40 for a pedicure, $50 on vitamins, $300 on clothes and $600 for a gym membership.

I asked how come I had to give up stuff and not her.

She said she needed it to look pretty for me.

I told her that was what the beer was for and it's much cheaper.

I don't think she's coming back...........

Monday, June 05, 2006

Melbourne, House, etc ...

Ok, so I've been a little slow getting the the blogging, so we're back dating a little. This is the progress of our house before we went away.








So that's how we left it ....

We left for Melbourne on Wednesday the 17th of May. We left here pretty early that morning and got into Melbourne at lunch time. Picked up our hire car and headed for Michael & Lisa's Place. We dropped all our stuff of, sat down for 5 the decided to go and find a Macca's store.
After our nutritional lunch we took a drive to Southlands Shopping Centre. Now for those who haven't been there or heard of it, this shopping centre in huge, 3 stories that span across the highway, yes that's right, there are shops that are on the bridge over the highway. Now I like to shop, but this was taking it to the extreme.
We headed back for home and got ready for dinner, we went to the pub on the corner and had a lovely meal, then called it a night after a long day.
Thursday we took off to do the Great Ocean Road, The weather wasn't the best, but it was certainly better than the first time Craig and I went. We took our time and saw the sites, got into Port Campbell at around 4, Checked ourselves into the Motel ....





(Our Rooms over looking the bay, Craig & I and Dana & I standing down at the bay)

We had a good hot shower, (funny story behind that comment, another time) a good night sleep and we woke up to a much nicer day, so we were off to go on our helicopter flight. It was fantastic, it's not cheap but well worth it, the views were just amazing, the photos really just don't do it justice.





So that is a just a few shots from our helicopter ride, there's plenty more and a DVD so if anyone wants to see the rest just let me know and I'll e-mail them, as it only wants to load them one at a time, which is very tedious.

To contine .... We then had an action packed weekend catching up with friends, Friday night we went to the Realito Tower, has some great veiws. On our last trip we went during the day, so this time we went once it was dark. i'll post some of the photos we took, but its really not the same. We then headed across the road to the Crown Casino, had some drinks and some laughs.






Saturday the boys went to a local footy match that one of there mates was playing in, while us girls had a big day of shopping. We started off at Chadston, and after some lunch headed to DFO which is Direct Factory Outlet (which i'm sorry, its the retailers way of sucking in millions of girls who think they are getting everything cheaper, but really it's just another shopping centre like all the rest). Saturday night we went to a pub in St kilda where we drunk some more and played on one of those old arcade machines that they had, a lot of laughs. Then it was home to bed before the footy on Sunday. We went to the Telstra Dome for the Eagles vs. Essondon game, and wasn't it great. We then went to the James Squire Brewhouse in the city square. If you haven't been there and your passing through Melbourne i highly recomend it, it was a really great place to hang out and have some drinks, and we had dinner there, the food was beautiful and they had a great menu, there was something on it for everyone. This is some photos of us Lounging around there.

After a busy weekend, we took the next two days a little slower, we took a drive out to the street they use to film Neiabours, in the afternoon we went and had a look at the Melbourne Jail where Ned Kelly was hung, after going buying Craig a leather jacket. Tuesday was our last full day there and Craig and i decided to take it easy, we hang around the house most of the morning before going to see The De Vinci Code in the arvo. We had another early night after repacking all our stuff ready to head home on Wednesday.

We came home to find that homebuyers centre had booked our final inspection of the house for the Friday. It was great to see it, they had done so much. The Driveway and path were done, and on Monday we had the cross over finished. The flooring is in and the blinds are up, theres mirrors in bathrooms and the power and water are on. Its all but there, there is just a few final things to be touched up and finished here and there. The only real thing we're waiting on now is the final part of the financing to go through. We had been under the imprestion that we would be moving on the weekend of the 17th and 18th, but as with everything else to do with this house, the finance has delayed that to the following weekend. This i'm sure is the longest 2-3 weeks of my life, we are so close yet it still seems so far.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Here in Melbourne

We're here in Melbourne, weather is crap but I guess I can deal with that. We got in on Wednesday at lunch time, and dropped our luggage of at Michaels (my brother-in-law) and then took a drive down the Southlands shopping centre. We had a good nights sleep and then set off to the great ocean road, saw all the sites and then stayed the night at Port Campbell. We headed back to the Twelve Apostles this morning and took a scenic Helicopter fight. It was awesome, well worth it, I would recommend it to anyone headed down the way, the drive is a great experience but the flight really makes it worth while. When I get home I'll post up the photos, there are some great shots that I'm sure you'll love (Grandpa in particular). We have some good stuff planned for the weekend, Stephen is cooking us all a curry at the moment and then we're off to the Crown to meet up with some friends and will wander across to the Rialto tower to check out the city. Tomorrow is shopping day with the girls and Sunday we're off to the Telstra Dome for the Eagles vs. Essendon Game (Carn the Eagles). Not sure what plans are for next week, we want to see the goal and the museum. Will do my best to post again soon, have a good weekend .... Shee Ya !!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Quickie ...

Hey, just a quick note to say hi, and post some updated photo's. I wanted to put everybody's mind at ease in regard to our shower heads and taps. we do now as you can see have them, its just that at the time that the last photos were taken the tiles had only just been finished and the plumber hadn't been back. But they are now, for all those concerned, firmly in place now.









I will possibly not get a chance to post again for the next week or so, as we are off to Melbourne on Wednesday. Should be good, i'll let you know ...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006