Thursday, February 21, 2013
It's true: I've been keeping something from the blogosphere.
It's not a bad something. In fact, it's very, very good (and just a wee bit exciting).
Last year, we were both due long service leave, but we didn't know what to do with it. We could have renovated our house (it's happening slowly), and we could have travelled the world (but the kids are too young). We were undecided, but knew that we didn't want to do nothing for three months either. We both would have died of boredom, and felt like it was an opportunity wasted.
Which meant that a whole year passed without us doing anything about it.
Last year we fell across an idea. (We have lots of ideas, but this one just stuck.) It was an investment in our future, one that we discovered we could afford in the long term. And it's something that should be a whole lot of work, and a heap of fun.
We purchased a beach cottage - an 1860s bluestone whaler's cottage to be exact. It's in the perfect location. The catch is, it's a renovator's dream and needs lots of love. Luckily we have time (and a few skills) for that.
We have been in the throws of planning, preparing, and purchasing building supplies. It's been mad, it's been busy, and most of all it's been exciting! We love seeing a dream becoming a reality.
So, in just under two weeks' time (!!!) we make a move near the sea for a little while.And we will be sharing it here, with you too. Because renovating sure is newsworthy around here!
Are you a renovator?