Everything but the kitchen sink.

Here’s some updates since the last time I posted.

We still don’t have DSL. We’re in the “waiting for Telstra” stage, and as soon as they get their act together, Internode is going to contact us and we’ll get the rest of the servers over here. And it’s still painfully slow using a modem. Ugh.

In the “why didn’t I think of this before?” category, I made pancakes this morning on the barbecue. Because there’s this huge flat plate on it (two of them actually), and so I can do six pancakes at once instead of one at a time. Which really cuts down the cooking time, and they don’t get cold so quick, except I didn’t realise at first that I’d need to run it hotter than we do for cooking meat. But now I know, so next time it’ll be real quick.

We got a ladder today. So now Darrin can get up in the roof, and run cables (as soon as we buy some, probably next payday), and he can put all his maps away now in the top cupboards in the bedroom.

We now have a soap dish and a towel bar in the laundry, and we’ve taken the screen off the window in the laundry so we can run the hose from the washing machine out on to the lawn (because if we run it into the sink, the floor drain backs up).

We still have apricots falling off the tree.

Gas cooks quicker than electric. Some of you probably already knew this, but I’ve only ever used gas ovens in other people’s houses, and home ec in high school. Our oven is probably older than both of us put together, so it needs to be lit manually, but it does the job.

I have the new Fleet Farm calendar.

The cats are mostly adjusted to the new house now. Biscuit still jumps a bit, but he always did anyway.

We can now walk in the shed. After Darrin brought home tables from work last week, it was just piles of stuff, and then the other day he organised it so everything is around the walls.

And…umm…oh yeah. I bought bananas yesterday for the first time in about a year. No way was I going to pay up to $15 a kilo for them. Now that they’re back to around $5 a kilo I’m willing to buy them again once in a while.

Think that’s pretty much it. But I’m sure I’ll think of something else after I hit “save” and kick myself for it. Ah well.

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