I just wanted to start off with this one. Isn't the sky so wonderfully clear and blue? This is absolutely untouched (otherwise I might have gotten rid of the clothesline shadow ;) ) Also, this is about the only acceptable view of/from my backyard at the moment. We've had a lot of rain (apparently this part of Toowoomba does) and the grass is making the most of it. Time to call the lawn guy in again.
So this is the living room/school room. The TV is going and we want to put some tables and computer desks along the walls. The windows are actually lower than usual, so we have to make sure the tables will fit underneath the sills. We have had a table under there, but it's been moved. You'll see it shortly.
And if you look hard, you'll see the table. It's that thing with the whiteboard and plastic drawers and printer and computer tower and (frankly) everything else on it. Then there is the bookcase (hiding behind the boxes.) My Granddad made that out of silky oak for my Mum's 21st birthday. She then passed it on to me some years ago (one of their moves.) Hubby has most of his books on it - the rest are in the boxes, waiting to be hidden away somewhere. Then there is the computer table with the monitor and ever-present tissues. (We have allergy issues.)
And this is my bookcase. It's not as full as I would like - must buy more books! This is supposed to contain *only* my books, but there are some library books on top, as well as hubby's Brain Stretchers book that won't fit anywhere else. Let's see... I have Georgette Heyer on top, plus 3 Tolkein books and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Wonder Book (which really should be on the children's bookcase.) Next shelf down has Ellis Peters, Patricia Cornwell, Terry Pratchett (must get more) and Michael Crichton, because everyone has their guity secrets. Bottom shelf - Hitchhikers Guide, which isn't actually mine, some Tom Clancys (must get more) and some others. So now you know what I like.
The thing on the wall is my tambourine. I used to play (yea these many years ago) and like to keep in practice.
At the other end of the lounge room is the built-in display and oil heater. I just got a quote for getting oil for it - nearly $400 to half-fill the tank out the back! Plus about $150 for a service, but since I don't know when the last service was done, and I don't trust the previous tenants to have done anything so pro-active and sensible, we will need to get it done. Yikes! That's about 6 months electricity bills for us. Oh well, apparently we will need the heater, so we will just have to suck it up and do it.
The flash washed out the photos above the heater. This is the top one, which was taken about 11 1/2 years ago.
And here she is today.
This one was taken 5 1/2 years ago.
I don't know if you could see it well enough, but the tiny silver frame in the bottom left of the photo is of hubby's (late) best friend and his wife. He died about the time Beth (above) was born.
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