Author Archives: Franky

A few more bites of the Elephant.

I finished grouting the floor in the scullery so I could then lift in the double sink. This nearly killed me as it is such a tight fit I could not sheet the side walls until it was in. And … Continue reading

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Who Says We Don’t Have A Pot To Piss In

After a busy week we now have a pot to piss in:) All Grouted and taped ready to silicon seal. I  wont be taping prior to sealing again as it wasn’t any easier and the windex and finger method actually … Continue reading

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All the tiles in the loo are on!!

Another bite of the hippopotamus has been had. After a brief delay because a fire that burnt out 3500 ha cane too close for comfort. All the tiles are on in the loo. All I have to do now is … Continue reading

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Rural Fire Service Legends!

Yesterday I came out to the house with the intention of finishing the tiles in the toilet but ended up hosing the house down as a grass fire came to with in 300m where it was stopped by amazing efforts … Continue reading

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One step back

There was a part of the wall in the kitchen that was annoying me as it was just not straight. So I tore it off today.  I screwed and glued the cladding to the frame. Which is great unless you … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Monster

The comfrey is in flower under the jostaberry.  The horseradish has sprung up and is flowering also.  Arghh it’s a rhubarb monster. You can just see the roses poking out over the top.  We have two rhubarb monsters. This one … Continue reading

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There is a law which says all walls shall be WHITE!

It seems to have taken an age to get this done. What with weeks of rain, getting the dreaded lurgy and stuffing my back the walls are finally done. Daughter Gabrielle got to help with the first coat as her … Continue reading

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Progress in the laundry. 

After being crook for a week and what seems weeks of driving rain the laundry has progressed to painting stage.  You have to sand the wax coating off the yellow tongue or the paint won’t stick.  The big metal thing … Continue reading

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Air caulking gun

I have tried many types of caulking guns. Cheap ones not so cheap ones and many in between. Many of which you will find in my paddock where they were chucked out of frustration.  But no more I cry for … Continue reading

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Making power again. 

Those bloody mice pissed, pooed, chewed and destroyed another solar controller. So a quick email to Jennie at http://www.indepower.co.nz/ my go to for all things solar and 3 days later our groovy new Art Deco solar controller arrived. It is made by http://www.midnitesolar.com/.  … Continue reading

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