March 7, 2012

The Wonderful Thing About Woofers….

Oh the wonderful thing about woofers, is woofers get a lot of work done! We have finally started to host woofers after almost a year hiatus.   The last time we had woofers was during the big Feb 2011 earthquake.   Quakes, house renovation, visitors, and our travels didn’t allow much time […]
March 6, 2012

Building A Kitchen: Part Three – Completion (almost)

Despite our hectic summer and travels, we’ve managed to finish the last two big lagging parts of the kitchen —  the granite countertops have been installed and Ollie and Bruce have finished the butcher block counter top for the island.   The kitchen is totally awesome.  Here’s the latest photos:   […]
January 14, 2012

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

It’s the eve before we leave for Kiwiburn and the van is packed and our energy levels are high.   It’s summer, the days are nice and warm and long, and we’re about to kick off a few weeks of summer holiday.   The first few weeks of 2012 are proving […]
January 9, 2012

Building a Kitchen: Part Two – Installation

Another month has flown by with little time for writing. When I last left off, we were busily prepping the kitchen for installation. In early December, we got the floors all finished with a stain that blended well with the floors in the living room and dining room. Ross Ambler […]