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PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 23rd February 2013 is ‘Upper’

My youngest son and his girlfriend bought their first house and it was a deceased estate and had been empty for 18 months while the elderly owner was in a nursing home. After her death the family put the house up for sale as they settled her estate.

My son was given the key by the owners family so he can do some painting etc. before the settlement date.

This house is a ‘do-er upper’

Sold!The For Sale board asks the buyer to take up the challenge.

Front of houseThe front of the house and it is a nice first home, it just needs a bit of loving care and repairs

Back verandahThe back verandah

All ready to clean and paintI washed all the interior walls down in preparation for painting before the settlement date

Find the water meter18 months being unoccupied meant that the yards were all overgrown. My son was looking for the water meter amongst the ‘jungle’. The grey cover behind him was the gas meter so that was easy to find.

My son and his girlfriend have now owned their ‘do-er-upper’ for nearly 2 years and many things have changed but it still is a work in progress as money and time permits.

Please keep a stiff upper lip and leave a comment

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About the PhotoHunt

The Saturday PhotoHunt is a photography blog “meme” that was started in March 2006

To play, you simply post a photo on your own blog that represents the theme. These are snapshots that you might have taken on a trip, with your family, or in your home. It is important to use only your own photos.

We are not professional photographers . . . although some are. We are bloggers who are having fun with different themes and sharing our photography. You can see more PhotoHunt entries at Whistlestop PhotoHunt and on Facebook

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PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 2nd February 2013 is ‘Daub’

I love the sample pots of paint you can buy from the paint shop to daub around to see which colour you like or not.

Sample strips
I have to admit we never got past the 3 stripes on the sample section of wall outside. We couldn’t decide. The house never got painted past that.

Please daub your comments on the wall

Click on the pictures to view the original on flickr

About the PhotoHunt

The Saturday PhotoHunt is a photography blog “meme” that was started in March 2006

To play, you simply post a photo on your own blog that represents the theme. These are snapshots that you might have taken on a trip, with your family, or in your home. It is important to use only your own photos.

We are not professional photographers . . . although some are. We are bloggers who are having fun with different themes and sharing our photography. You can see more PhotoHunt entries at Whistlestop PhotoHunt and on Facebook

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This is my day on 12th January 2013.

It is a Saturday.  Mild day weatherwise, picked my first ‘big’ crop from my vege garden. The kitchen re-arrangement continues with the old stove finally going and the new gas stove moved into its final place, cupboards and benches and tables all rearranged and the items taken out and sorted and stuff everywhere. Has been chaos in the kitchen area for 2 months now. The end is in sight. This is just my temporary kitchen (last temp kitchen lasted 16 years LOL) because I plan to have new cupboards etc later this year after building work is completed. But it is a start (finally).

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