Posted On August 28, 2007

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My regular readers will recall this recent photo. The barrier was used to stop Daniel getting into Billys room, the laundry, loo and bathroom. On the weekend I decided it was time to take it down and use the wood in another way.

I unscrewed the old barrier

I designed

I sawed & sawed & sawed some more until I worked up a sweat

I nailed

I did this :-

By taking it down we actually seem to have a bit more room. I used it to make a barrier for Billys doorway, I still dont want Daniel in there too many little toys. I have told Billy to make sure he keeps the loo door shut. I cleaned the bathroom cupboard – making it safe. And I used the other half of the wood to make a barrier for Daniels door. We have been having to lie for up to an hour with him every night in his room. There has to be a better way. This in my opinion is it. The plan is to put him to bed, barrier him in and leave him to get on with it. If he falls asleep playing with his toys out of his bed Im sure he wont be the first child to do so.

Tackle it Tuesday – My Car and My Lounge/Desk Area

Posted On August 14, 2007

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I dont have before photos. I sometimes decide to do chores and decide half way through that they could be a TIT.

Mind you – you dont want to see the before photos believe when I say my car was MESSY!!!

Then on Monday I tackled my lounge and desk area. The sun had been shining on my computer screen making it hard to see so I reorganized things a bit. Also moved a chair back into the lounge.


Tuesday Tackle – My library

Posted On July 31, 2007

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Last week I heard about this site called Your Home Library. Thanks Alice for telling me about it. However, before I could submit a photo to it I had to have a clean up. So . . .

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and I also have some more shelves of books

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Those of you who know me well know Im a book worm I must add I also have boxes of books in the storage room. Some of these books go back to my childhood days.

Tuesday Tackle – My bedroom

Posted On July 10, 2007

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On Saturday I reorganised the layout of my bedroom

This is how my room set up

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Tackle it Tuesday

Posted On June 19, 2007

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Today was a good but busy day after playgroup and the Sports afternoon

I came home and tidied this area up. I cant show you before pictures but what I can tell you is I think its much better.  We use rubbish bags for our rubbish (in Auckland we had big green wheelie bins we cant get those here unless we pay for it) and while its in a bin I had to construct something that will keep Daniel out of it.  Hence the boards on the wooden box.

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I got all the wood from my wonderful next door neighbours house. They are offcuts from their restoration of their house

and as I often find when I do one tackle I get spurred on to do more. Our letter box is slowly rotting if you are a regular reader this wont surprise you we have a useless landlord. So I used some wood to repair the top of the letterbox too.

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Tackle it Tuesday – Front door

Posted On June 5, 2007

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Last week Billy was playing with his football near the house. He has been told not too. C R A S H !!! This is what I what I found when I went to investigate.  This shot is after my wonderful next door neighbour and I boarded the inside up

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So for my Tuesday Tackle this week I took out the decorative glass and gave it to my wonderful next door neighbour who is creative and arty

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Then with her help and Muzz’s too we found wood and measured, cut and screwed it into the hole. Therefore fixing the door. When I can afford it I will paint it.

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Tackle it Tuesday – my bedroom

Posted On May 22, 2007

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It became a dumping ground. Due to Billy’s behaviour lately we have taken all his toys away from him and he has to earn a play with them. Then they all get put away in his wardrobe. However as I was sorting out what toys he had they got dumped in my room.


In the slideshow above. The first shots are what my bedroom had began to look like. The remaining shots are after I tackled it.

Tackle it Tuesday – Praying He comes

Posted On May 15, 2007

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For background reading refer to this post.

On Saturday my landlord came and fixed the front deck kinda.porch.jpg

He looked at the other things that were wrong and told me hed be back to fix the other things this week. Ill believe it when I see him. So today for my Tuesday Tackle and preparation for carpet being laid (which was taken out last winter (almost a year ago) due to a flood in his skylight) I took everything out of the hallway except for the chest of draws which I will be able move easily when and if he does come.

Tackle it Tuesday – wall unit and catch up on my bloggy friends

Posted On May 1, 2007

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I only did a small tackle this week.  Although Billy did come home from school and did remark on it.  The reason I only did a small tackle is because I was also catching up with my bloggy friends.  With yesterday not being able to blog and the weekend where I dont blog much as I spend time with my man I was way behind.

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Tuesday Tackle

Posted On April 24, 2007

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Some time ago I put a barrier up to keep Daniel out of the kitchen. I dont like toddlers around me when Im cooking. Well the little climber has sussed out how to climb over. So for my Tuesday Tackle this week I made it higher. I might add I did this first thing yesterday (Monday) morning.

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While I was doing it I had to move the fridge. So I could hammer the nail in. So I vacummed and cleaned behind it too. Its a bit better.
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