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Hectic, happy times

Category: Happy Times | Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:06 pm

What a hectic and tumultuous time I have had in the last few months. So much so that I did not even visit the site to Stew. Boy, I missed it, and not, (am I making any sense here??)
Just allow me to explain the many events that happened. BIG, BIG news - I am no more a single mother. And to think I had to wait till my eldest is twenty-three err twenty four and my youngest sixteen. More Big news - my house has just been handed over to me by the building contractor. Now it is just me drawing up a snag list before I sign off the project.
Just see some of the snags I already identified:

Some damp spots.

Damaged timber on window frame.

Sloppy work under the kitchen counter top.

Unacceptable even if it is just the garage.

And that is just the start.
For now I just need to catch up with Stewing and see to my neglected garden.
Cheers for now!

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toni wrote on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:13 pm:

CONGRATULATIONS on the new marriage. Hope you have many, many happy years together.

Isn't it amazing how many things the contractor will try to slip buy a new home owner. Hope they all get taken care of promptly.

And we expect pictures of the new home and future garden too


Frank wrote on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:39 pm:

Wow congrats Palm Tree, very happy for you!!!


Netty wrote on Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:19 pm:

Congrats on your new home and marriage Palmtree...that IS big news!


dooley wrote on Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:32 pm:

Wow! You have been busy. I hope you get moved into your new house soon. Is it in the same area as your old house? Congratulations on your new life. dooley


eileen wrote on Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:26 pm:

Many congratulations on your marriage Palmtree - what great news!! I hope you can get all those niggly problems sorted out with you home and that you and your family will have many happy years there.


Sjoerd wrote on Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:14 am:

Gefeliciteerd, Palmpie!
Too bad about the worker's work. Gurrrr....
ok now....head out to that garden and get to work! hahahaha


Palm Tree wrote on Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:49 am:

Thank you all. I appreciate it.
And guess what else!
My children are the happiest I've ever seen them. The reason being that they have their own father and mother living under one roof. (MY husband - new one- is actually my ex and we, after all these years, got back together.
The new house is in Wellington - a farm area. Unfortunately it is not a farm like I want it to be - it is in a "security village" on a farm. Just notice the fencing. ANd teh farm itself is beyond that fence. Not part of the village.


Droopy wrote on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:05 am:

Ok, now I'm so moved I'm having a little happiness cry here. Lovely news Palm Tree, I'm so pleased for you, your husband and your children. How big is your new garden?


Palm Tree wrote on Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:18 am:

I will not be giving up my current house which is also undergoing some renovation at the moment. The main reason being that at Wellington, the body corporate took a decision to not have any of the residents do gardening. "Apparently it is a Lifestyle Village and the developer is responsible for the maintenance of the garden that they want there." They hired a landscaper to do the gardening. Phah - what landscaper - all I see is dried out grass and a few reeds in strategic places.
Who knows maybe they surprise me.


Sjoerd wrote on Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:31 pm:

Well Palm, I hope that they will change the rules at your new place. Perhaps you could get permission as the first one, and once the developer sees how much a proper garden can add to the complex as a whole they might soften their stance.
Anyway...I shall keep my fingers crossed for you.

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