Walls Are Up!

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It is mid winter here, so having no external walls on our kitchen created a strong desire to build the framing and get those walls up ‘post haste’. To this end PC ‘burnt the candles at both ends’ last week, arriving home after work only to turn his hand to building. His ability to create and solve anything as always continues to impress me and I’m always grateful for his talents.

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When in the midst of a project and your framing gun finally ‘bites the dust’, this of course means you must buy a new one, reporting that PC is most happy with his new gun. (Old gun pictured)

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The frames were both installed by Tuesday night with the help of ten pairs of eager hands, hence no installation photos as we were all too busy working. This was to be the state of progress until the weekend

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when we turned our attention to completely removing all weatherboards along the back wall. This would have to be the dodgiest wall by far that we’ve yet uncovered, see those studs just behind Michelangelo, really?!

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The window bracing was nailed on with assistance from the younger boys

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and the windows installed. Once again no installation photos as I was too busy installing.

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Next task was nailing on the the sarking (insulation). Take note of the window here on the deck side, the window and the screen slides open, allowing us a servery window, think dining on the deck and parties 🙂

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Then time to nail on the weathertex, in which a few hands were needed to hold the boards steady whilst leveling and nailing.

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By Sunday evening we were pleased to have progressed to this point.

My project manager cap is now firmly on and all energies are now directed towards the kitchen’s internal tasks, juggling tradies and ‘to do’ lists so they all align neatly.


*Linking Up Over At The Builder’s Wife


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8 thoughts on “Walls Are Up!

    • July 28, 2016 at 7:36 am

      It did feel fast 🙂 Sadly we’re not yet wildlife proof, not until the ceilings go on and we’re waiting for the electrician before that step. That’s next week. PC is indeed an amazing man, so blessed and never take it for granted.

  • July 28, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Congratulations! I’m exhausted reading about it. I hope you guys are getting some sleep.

    • July 28, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      You’re making me smile 🙂 We ‘rest’ during the week, usually 😉 Gear up for big projects on the weekends.

  • July 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    This is all so exciting and motivating and your family is so talented. I love the view from the new windows.

    • July 29, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks 🙂 New view is lovely, I look out early in the morning and see the kangaroos and the bush behind.

  • August 3, 2016 at 6:16 am

    LOL! Here I was wanting to see more and it was the next post on the #HIT links! It’s looking great and I love that you’re project managing the whole thing. 🙂

    • August 5, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Yep didn’t want to keep readers in suspense 😉 I’m project manager and oversider along with the rest of ‘The Team’ (child workforce). At times project managing, juggling all my hats is a challenge but I’m grateful for this opportunity of growth.


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