Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Shed

There is a bit of history with this shed so I think I should write about it.  The shed is where daddy lived until he was about 3 years old.  Daddy's mum then rented it out to people on and off for a few years, but after a while it was forgotten about.  It hasn't been lived in for about 18 years and therefore, it was not well looked after.  As teenagers daddy and I ventured out there (the first time I'd been there) to find that previous tenants had left a lot of rubbish (white goods, etc) and the walls had been eaten out by termites.  There was a time when a friend wanted to do it up and live there, but it never happened and was forgotten about again.  About 6 months ago daddy and I were seriously discussing our plans to travel overseas, but we really wanted Little Miss to spend some time living near her family before we left, as we both grew up around extended family and think it is important for her to have that opportunity as well.  We discussed renting a house for a bit and then the shed was mentioned.

Well, we got excited about this thought  very quickly and made phone calls to see if we could.  Daddy's mum still owns the shed and the property it is on and was very excited that we wanted to live there.  Of course, we had to inspect to see how much damage the termites had done.  To cut a long story short, the shed was going to be liveable with a bit of work and so we very quickly made the decision to move back to our hometown.

For the past 6 months we have been organising and getting things done from far away and we should be able to move in not long after we get there.  Just a few more things to be done first!!! (like hot water and walls!).

1 comment:

  1. what an adventure you guys are on!!! :-) this looks so very excting!!