You can stick it

September 30, 2011

I don't understand why every second car is sporting a set of these;
Clearly Dad has a mistress on the side but packs his clubs every Saturday to give him 4 hours of freedom. Mum has some form of online addiction. The daughter has a leg deformity. The son is wearing a scarf with shorts - clearly a poof! And they've got a dog.  Did I REALLY need to know this?

Some people have become a little clever...
Could be wrong, but I don't think these are their real names.

This one I approve of, except for the senseless violence!

If you have your family stuck to your window, please don't be offended - but can you explain to me WHY????   I just don't get it.

Sock? Errr.........

September 29, 2011

I'm lucky, lucky, lucky to have ducted vac in the orange house, which was supposed to come with a hose sock, but didn't.  Nooo...its not to keep the vac warm, it's to stop the hose leaving marks on every corner it gets dragged past.

To me, this was one of those do I REALLY care that much about a sock situations.  I'm sure, like me, you have them every day! But dammit, it was in the contract, so I want it.

Well today, after nine weeks of dogged perseverance, I welcome "sock" into the family. Has it been worth the twice (and sometimes more) weekly phone calls?  Probably not, but it had become a bit of a game to me, and I won.  Do you hear me Argus Technologies?  I WON!!!!!

Now I'm off to vacuum....

Cool places...part 2

September 25, 2011

This weekend the search was on for somewhere to take the furkids exploring, and we found;


It was a nice, albeit windy walk.  But the best part... an off-lead area for the puppies.
Ramsay gives this place a big panting, paws up :)

Cool places to go in Cranbourne

September 20, 2011

Confession time...
I WAS one of those people who thought that Cranny was full of bogans with 11 kids under 12, a front yard car kept for spare parts & dole queues longer than the line for a train after a Collingwood v Carlton game at the "G".

What we've found since we purchased a little slice of 3977 is that, sure, there may be tiny pockets like that, but it's a damn good place to live.  The people are seriously friendlier.  Everyone says hello or at least nods in your direction.  And shop people give much better customer service.  How I LOVE good customer service!

So now that we're here, we thought we might start exploring the area and finding some cool places in and around Cranny.

Although we've been here once before, this place is now free, FREE, FREEEEEEEEE. So first stop on the Loz and Reinsey 3977 discovery tour is...


Don't groan - it really IS cool.  And it's all native.  There's loads of ideas for those of us with new gardens to create;

Yeah, it's possibly an old person kind of thing (not that I'M old) (the "old boy" could be though), but it's under 10 minutes from home and did I mention it's FREE?

Tree mail

September 19, 2011

A few weeks ago I had to leave for work early on a Sunday morning and I was seriously pi$$ed that I had to drive to Geelong after a late one the night before.  By the time I arrived I was still completely feeling sorry for myself until I spied the most random workshop right there in front of the venue.  It was called iron and wood or something like that, and since our garden has a rustic flavour, I popped in on the off chance that they made letterboxes.  It must have been fate, coz they'd only JUST carved this massive hunk of redgum in half.

I reckon there's going to be people who share our love for it, people who point and laugh and people who are too polite to tell us we've lost the plot.  Are you brave enough to tell us which category you fit into?

Introducing our new mail box...
I know, right!  It's a freaking TREE!!!

View from the house

This is how she looked before becoming a mail box!
I leant a few lessons that day.  Sometimes you have to trust that you're in exactly the place you're meant to be & that a Holden Cruze is a lot roomier than it looks.

The daily commute

September 7, 2011

We now have a considerably longer trip to work every day.  I say "we" although Loz and I don't work together. The old boy drives my company car to his work and drops himself off.!  Scared of me being behind the wheel...totally! Then I finish off the journey, so from door to door, on a good morning it's 1.5 hours. Not complaining, just saying it how it is.

I'm not the greatest of passengers (or drivers, obviously) so at about the hour mark I get really restless and just wanna GET OUT OF THE FREAKING CAR.  So Loz (he's so sweet) and I have been playing a few car games to mark time.  We've started playing "what's the person next door doing" and oh my god, you wouldn't believe what some people get up to in their cars. 

So far this week we've seen people;
Putting on mascara (it's okay, was a female) but not at traffic lights - at 80kph on Princes Highway
Reading a novel - also at 80k

A VERY short woman who seriously was looking between the steering wheel and dash
Several full on arguments
About 12 different versions of people being up to their elbows in their nose

But the MOST entertaining part of the morning drive is when we meet the peleton on St. Kilda Road.  When the sun's out there's literally 100's of cyclists that are supposed t stay in their lane.  It's hilarious to see what they wear, but even more hilarious to watch the jostling for position at the lights to take front position. Anyone would think there's a yellow jersey on offer, but no, just another set of lights 200m up the road.  So as to not offend anyone I won't call them wankers, but seriously.....

And if that chick in the little black Honda that cut me off majorly this morning happens to be reading this, get f@#*ed. I mean that in the politest way, of course!

Getting to know you

September 4, 2011

We've been having a lovely time getting to know our house - it's light switches, how it lives, which windows to open when the wind blows a certain way.  It's been really fun :)

Our shutters were hung to the front windows on Saturday morning;

Dining and family rooms are coming together - just need some more "stuff";

Still tossing up whether to paint the master bedhead wall in Jasper or leave it as is;

Front and side gardens are done and we're tickled pink, blue and purple with the look;

When we started on this "ïdea"all those months ago, I never imagined that it would be this good :)
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