Week 3 of the Revell Street reno in Hokitika
Week 1: Move into and renovation project and make living and working safely livable and workable.
Week 2: Week of rain! GIB north and south bedrooms.
Finish installing GIB on ceilings in north and south bedrooms. Start installing GIB on walls in the north bedroom. Hardware store: more GIB. Found window frame in north bedroom very rotten. Found and bought D/G window on TradeMe. Thinned flax in the backyard. Picked up window.
Called for a permit to gather firewood on forestry land. Gathered firewood. Removed window and rotten window frame. Replaced window.
Plant natives in the backyard. Chop firewood. Firewood in the shed before the rain. Finish installing GIB on walls in the north bedroom. Start removing red-painted wallpaper in the hall.
Apply for building consent for a new fireplace. Remove more wallpaper. Install insulation in bedroom ceilings.
Install GIB on walls in the south bedroom. Remove more wallpaper. Start figuring out what to do with the laundry room. Temporary fix to holes in the roof. Finger's crossed, no more rain inside.
Move tools and storage out of the west bedroom into north and south bedrooms. Laid temporary carpet in the north bedroom. Using bedroom as better access to boxed up household items/storage room. Organized south bedroom as a new tool room. Better access to tools and better working space. Fixed leaky faucet. DOC employee came to advise on what to do with 3 ginormous invasive purple pampas grass patches in the backyard. Sounds like either an excavator or try to kill and breakdown slowly over time.
Remove the old wardrobe in the west bedroom. Remove old nails in the floor in the west bedroom. 4 dump runs of bricks. Nap with Leela. Source windows and doors for the west side of the house. Existing ones are a bit draughty!
Another long week :)
Camine and Roo Riley