Friday, August 23, 2013

Here Comes The Roof

In just under two weeks, the roofers will arrive to completely replace the roof of Big House. That means the overhanging trees need to be cut back ASAP, and that massive aerial removed. (Austar, here we come...!)

It's a good thing the overhanging tree is being cut back, because it's dropping some fairly unwelcome guests into the house... We found this tree snake behind some VJs Dan removed yesterday. Dan moved him on, but he came back today to find his little home destroyed and seemed at a loose end. 

Tree snakes are a little aggressive but not venomous, so he can hang around until we work out how to get him down from there safely and relocate him to the trees, far away from the house...

This gives an insight into where we're up to in the kitchen/dining space. The VJs in the kitchen have been removed and that aluminium window you can see straight ahead is now out. The new timber window will be fitted tomorrow. 

Finally, I just love this photo so I'm sharing it. It's Lucinda and her Grandfather in the paddock, looking for wild ducks.

Happy weekend, all!


  1. I'm so glad you are not living in the big house and that your little house became unexpectedly available when you didn't expect it. A Blessing I say. I too love the last photo with the paddock, blue skies and a grandpa/grand daughter relationship. Fabulous. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

  2. I agree with Kathy - it will be so much easier to renovate the big house while you're not actually living in it. Looks like our new roofs are going in simultaneously. xx

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  4. i love the 'bigness' of that last pic. good luck with the roofing! and the snakes!

  5. Your big house is like a wildlife zoo. Yes, bet you are pleased to be in the small house while the renos progress. It's more than just a lick of paint. xx

  6. Such a big job, but how she'll sparkle with a new roof. Must be good that it is one job Dan gets out of too! I think you should rename your blog something catchy like " Snakes packed to the rafters" and tell Lucinda the wild ducks haved moved in with Betsy, we have some nesting in our big tree! mel x

  7. Every renovation has an interesting beginning. And it turns out to be a little scary in your case. Even if the tree snake was not venomous, I hope it was removed immediately from your house. Anyway, your house has progressed a lot since that day. I hope it will progress smoothly, so you can finish it according to your plans, or even sooner. Cheers!

    Pleasance Faast @ Shelton Roofing