It was incredibly hot this weekend, so we had to take it easy on the house.
Some light cleaning, weed removal and the removal of the partitioning wall that had been constructed halfway along the front verandah was all we got to do before the house turned into a furnace and we fled for air conditioned shops.
We pulled the partition down out of desperation - trying to get some breeze into the house. It didn't make a big difference so we're both pretty keen to get the front verandah opened up ASAP.
Have I mentioned that the entire exterior of our house is clad is uninsulated aluminium cladding from the 70s? You can just imagine how that feels when it's 39 degrees and there's no breeze. Why anyone ever thought closing in a verandah with unlined aluminium was going to be a good idea is beyond me, but there you go.
Sadly, though, while we'd just like to get in with a saw and get the cladding off, there are only so many hours in a day. And, with a toddler on the loose, we can't just go pulling off verandah railings until we're ready to get a new balustrade in straight after.
So, for now, we'll keep sweating it out in this hot box and hope today's cooler change lasts.