Australian Plague Locusts have been in high numbers in our area this summer. There has been a second wave just recently and they have been as thick as I have ever seen them. They can be a big problem for farmers eating valuable crops and grass. They also make a hell of a mess of your car and can block your radiator causing overheating problems.
This week has been one of change on the building site. It's been a while coming and the anticipation has been high with yours truly getting quite excited about getting the windows and some of the colourbond tin onto the house.
Fox pretends he's not excited but I know deep down under that ADHD exterior that he is pleased too.
Or is it me who has ADHD, I actually thought I might have been getting it after ingesting some fast food from one of the well known chains(which is something I rarely do) and the effect on my being was quite scary. I felt like I was going 200 kmh on the inside. I dont know what they put in the food but I reckon I wont be in a hurry to partake in another morsel from the same company.
We are getting closer to having the front wall finished. It has been straightened the windows have been fitted,insulation installed and wrapped in sisalation paper ready for the colourbond which has been ordered and should arrive Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
We started on the front yesterday. First removing the weatherboards which have been in place for over 100 years.The wall has to be trued before we can install new windows,insulation and then the new cladding. The Red Gum frame of the house is as solid as the day it was built with these beautiful pillars of 4x3 Red Gum in the corners and on either side of the windows and where the front door was. The door is being removed and wont be replaced. I am amazed that there isn't any White Ant damage, the Red Gum must be to tough for the little buggars to munch on.
Yesterday we got the new roof on the East side of the Verandah. I'm very pleased because today it is pouring with rain and no work would have been possible. I just have to paint the verandah posts when the weather improves.
No it's time for another phase of the renovations which is pretty exciting.