Monday, December 24, 2007

And A Very Merry Christmas To All

The builders wound up their 2007 activities around midday on Friday, and have departed till 7 January. Thought you might enjoy seeing where things are at this point. Here's the new "kitchen" in the garage. Pretty neat to have all this available out there...makes washing up after the cats much easier. I can also wash and dry their bedding easily, and it never hurts to have an extra fridge for wine, beer and soft drinks out there. This is the other side of that wall, with the new outdoor fireplace. The renderer has started with the chimney, and it's looking good. I think we'll use this area a lot, don't you?
And here's our bathroom, just off our bedroom, with our closet on the left. The brickwork here will also be covered with sheetrock and brick will be visible anywhere.
This is the view from our bedroom. The wall on the right will move to the right about one metre, and the opening shown will be much larger. There will be a large set of French doors there onto a verandah, where I'm sure we'll sit in the mornings with our faces east.And here is the lovely view from our temporary digs. It was raining when I took this shot on Thursday, but isn't it pretty? I hope to catch a shot sometime that has the two sheep, Mary and Martha...they are a kick, always looking for a treat.
Finally, I wanted to share this lovely poem I came across today, that expresses my wishes to you all as this eventful year ends and we look forward to 2008:

A Lyric Day
Robert W Service

I deem that there are lyric days
So ripe with radiance and cheer,
So rich with gratitude and praise
That they enrapture all the year...
To-day has been a lyric day
I hope I shall remember long,
Of meadow dance and roundelay,
Of woodland glee, of glow and song.
Such joy I saw in maidens' eyes,
In mother gaze such tender bliss . . .
How earth would rival paradise
If every day could be like this! ...

Merry Christmas, everybody...may you enjoy this special day with family and friends, and may the coming year bring happiness and joy beyond measure.


Libby said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, too . . . hope it is filled with all the joys you are hoping for *s*

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...
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DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Your house is going to be wonderful.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

Sweet P said...

Your house is coming along great. How much longer before it is done?

Christine Thresh said...

Ah, a verandah. It will be a lovely spot to have coffee in the morning. What a view.
Merry Christmas from California.

Cascade Lily said...

I hope you had a wonderful first Aussie Christmas Dianne!