Have you ever watched those shows where someone comes in and fixes a house while the owners are away? There’s always a panic, the weather turns bad, they’re running out of time…you know the scenario… they JUST manage to put in the final touches before the happy owners return and see the job finished <insert tears of joy here> all within a one hour episode…
This is what I’m living at the moment (delete one hour episode from above) . A couple of bloggers have suggested I should have hired a film crew for the movement of the RUC (and I agree).
Here’s the timeline:
January – old barracks on the farm declared officially dead and I was offered the old Rugby Union Club (RUC) to move to my block.
March – due to local government paperwork the RUC took almost 2 months to move.
One week after the move the first tropical cyclone (Sandra) threatened to hit (no roof on the RUC)
Two weeks after the move the second tropical cyclone (Tim) threatened to hit (still no roof on the RUC)
One day after the roof goes on the monsoon rain starts (phew!)
Next week (apparently) it’s going to be lifted to its right height and it’s ‘legs’ cemented into the ground (this is known as re-stumping).
Now my three kids (who live in different states) have decide to come and stay for a week or so with their partners on 16 June (YAY!)
So – between now and 16 June I need to:
Build a kitchen
Build a bathroom
Build a bedroom
Put a door in the second bedroom
Paint the entire place
Recover all the floors
Replace half the wooden railings on the balconies
Build a second set of stairs
Get a plumber in so I’ve got water and sewage
Get an electrician to wire the place
I’ve only got 12 weeks to do all this.
Do you think I should start to panic NOW?
At least the RUC is now wearing her shiny new Easter bonnet (those roofers did a great job, don’t you think?)