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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

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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Saturday PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 7th July is ‘Zany’

A zany building shape
Cubed house

With a zany solar power array to provide power
Zany solar power array

During construction it looked just plain weird
Cubed house construction

To see full size images and location click on the image to be taken to my flickr site
Please leave a zany comment and your link

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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Take 12 photos on the 12th day of the month. I have had a busy month and today was my ‘average’ travelling day since before Easter. My partner David had a total knee replacement before Easter and has had a complication that we have been working very hard to overcome. My youngest son also bought his first house and I have been helping him in getting it ready to move into in 3 weeks time, I have been washing walls in preparation to painting. Today I did 250km/200miles in travel between home, the physio and my son’s house in Adelaide and back home. This is my day on 12th May 2011.

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