Things are still happening, just a bit slower now. Everything takes so much time - and the heatwave made it impossible to do any outdoor stuff. This week has seen a few changes though.
We finally ditched the Redi-shades and got our real blinds installed on Monday. We have timber venetians throughout most of the house, like this one:
The kids' rooms have roller blinds and there's a Roman blind for the sliding door in the rumpus room. No photos of those though...sorry. It's nice to be able to block out the light, and to be able to easily open and close blinds feels like luxury.
Then the landscaping guys turned up Tuesday morning, and this is the result:
We spread the sunset toppings and added a few pavers, but all the rest was done for us. :o)
We're happy with the design - it's very linear, but so is the house facade, so I think it suits. It looks a bit desert-like at the moment, but once they come back to do the planting, it'll be a different story. That should be within the next couple of weeks.
The painter also arrived early on Monday morning to finally do the touch-ups we've been waiting for. And he did the feature walls in the kids' rooms for us. This is The Middle Child's room (it was the only one neat enough for public viewing). The colour is Wattyl Blue Earth, which I picked in about a minute flat from a brochure....and it turned out great! Thank goodness.