Emma & Ryan’s Tree House

Emma & Ryan’s Tree House

Over the weekend, Emma and Ryan came to me with a grand idea. Build a treehouse in the backyard. At first the kids had some grand ideas about the size and functionality of their treehouse. That was before I told them they would need to help build it. One (unsuccessful) plan involved multiple storeys and a subterranean tunnel system into a basement. So after much discussion and a little bit of compromise, we decided on building a simple little platform…

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Solar Power Installation

Solar Power Installation

On Friday we had our 7.9KW solar power system installed from Sunboost. Overall, the whole process was relatively easy. It has only taken a few weeks from when we first placed our order to having the system installed. Lauchlan from Arctic Energy was the local installer. Him and his team did a great job, explaining the process clearly and simply along the way. Due to the age of our electrical meter box, we had some additional expense upgrading it. Fortunately,…

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Nibbler’s Pet Enclosure

Nibbler’s Pet Enclosure

This week has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. It all started on Friday afternoon when we came home to discover Patch was missing from our yard. We spent the whole weekend looking for him, only to discover that he had been taken to the pound by someone passing by. We only found out about this when we saw his picture appear on the impound register on Monday afternoon. Patch had allegedly jumped our 1.4m fence and attacked…

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Our New Home

Our New Home

We are officially now home owners…again! As of 2:07pm today, our new home in Colvin Street settled. Both Belinda and I are very excited to finally have a place to call our own. The kids are also very excited about moving into their new bedrooms. Luckily, over the past 2 weeks we have had early access to our place. This allowed us to start moving our stuff in gradually, rather than all over one weekend. We still have a fairly…

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Covid-19 Street

Covid-19 Street

When most people are trying to avoid COVID-19, we are buying a house named after it. Well not exactly, but 19 Colvin Street is eerily similar sounding to 19 Covid Street. So yeah, we bought a house! It is a good feeling, although a little mixed at the moment, due to the current uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. However we have run the numbers and it works out that we will be about $500 a month better off, plus, we will…

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