Monday, November 28, 2011

Sutra: How to assemble a house:

Well you should probably start with a working knowledge of building... This may help.

If you don't then you should have a relation (or boyfriend) who is incredibly smart and likes to look in to calculations and to scale drawings and think deeply on such things.

If you can't locate your self either of these 2 things. Probably don't build.

We are actually thoroughly enjoying building together. J has it all under control and then I bring him lunch. I usually spend all afternoon with him on the weekends and his dad spends all morning.

When I show up they will have a bunch done already. Then his dad heads off and I hang out, we get maybe a third of the amount done... I am very distracting and I am scared of the nail gun and the saw. Drills and Rattlers are where I am comfortable (Rattlers: not snake but drill type thing which is not a drill for some reason)

Building is not for everyone. I am just terribly grateful that we have supportive people to live with while we make our own amazing house!

If your reading this have a great week. If your not, have a great week anyways...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sutra: The Economy

Today I am working. I am not an economist and I know nothing really about economics, aside from the little I learn't by attending the subject in University (I didn't like it).

But today I would like to take a few seconds to speak about the subject.

Right now the economy is going through this kinda sucky time warp period where no one really knows whats happening and things are trying to be sold for too much and people want to pay too little.

For instance, the property market where I live is all crazy, wherein people are trying to sell their houses for much more than they are worth because they paid so much more for them a few years back.

Also tourism (my industry), is having a very slow start to the season and visitor numbers are down slightly. Spend p/individual is down a tonne, which doesn't affect me directly but affects the business I work for and means that we have to talk about it heaps.

On to the AUD which was for a long time above parity with the USD (hello online shopping) But is not back at parity. :( *sad face*

Luckily prior to the USD gaining some ground, I managed to put in a VS order which has just arrived!

Yippee for my awesome new bathers and makeup! Will have to post some pics because the website I don't think... I LIED well not exactly cos its these bathers but in the black w gold spots which there is not a pic of. Also got THIS in Star. Which is great cos I love some shimmer in my life and this stuff is v shimmery!

Ok well I hope that post didn't make me sound too much like I have not idea what I am talking about (which I don't). But I felt the need to ramble somewhere and this stuff has been on my mind lately.

Well that, and a whole bunch of other stuff which may well be even less interesting!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sutra: 2 walls!

Today was rainy and horrible in the afternoon, which meant that we spent a considerable amount of time looking out the window waiting for the rain to ease so that we could go and keep working. Even though the weather was agains us and the rain picked up in the late afternoon, we still managed to get all this done!

Sutra: A house with a wall

See this is a wall! It wont protect us from the elements very much. But it is a great start!

I am so proud of J who has just been doing this afternoons after work and all day yesterday! We were there until 10pm! (I did not get there until about 4pm as I had a pole performance for most of the day)

This here is a sunset!

And after the sun went down the frogs and crickets started up and it was so peaceful and beautiful!

Now if only I had a house from which to enjoy this serenity...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sutra: Portals - Windows to the soul

Portal frame assembly looks kinda like this:

I really like that they are called portals because I feel like when we walk through them its like your stepping through time or if life was a stargate episode we would be stepping into some other universe!

These are actually really boring. They are the structural bit of the house which massive windows sit in. So the Frams offer support for all that weight and stuff (I Think...)

In other news!
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs on TV in the US on Nov 29!
eeeeeeeee! I am so excited!
That's all folks!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sutra: A stage complete

Wow, would you look at that! The floor is something really tangible which you can look at and say, "I have really finished"!

Next up is the framing which will be great. We will really start to get a real feeling of the space of the house now!