And where I'll live soon....
We're almost ready for the roofers. A council inspector visits on Thursday, Steven just has to box out the skylights, and then the roofers can start.... if it is dry.
It looks really big from inside. I can't believe we'll have all that space after two years of barn living!
Elmer hasn't been his usual lively (photographed) self recently. He's been sick with colds or a cough on and off for weeks. I've not been that well either, and the combination of sick baby, sick me, winter, and the general admin that takes up any spare time I have means that I've not been so active with my camera lately. Here is my sick little boy:
He's still beautiful even when he's ill. I just want to be able to magic him better. We've had a few happy days inbetween illnesses when we've got out and about. Here's Elmer in the museum:
He took his first independent steps this month, but still likes to walk along holding a hand or some furniture.
We couldn't miss the model train exhibition in Dunedin recently. Elmer LOVES trains ("ch ch ch ch")....
My two geeks together.
Now, we only have two hours to kill before Elmer's doctor's appointment. Unfortunately the Hungry Caterpillar DVD only lasts 30 minutes!
(all those huge beams were hoisted up by hand!)
We were originally going to have a skylight above where our bed will be upstairs, so that we could lie in bed and look up at the stars. Sounds very romantic! But actually, when we did a test (by lying on some plywood on the upstairs rafters), it will be a bit too bright and overwhelming in the daylight. And we can see the stars out of the other windows anyway. So that's one less window to bother with. Hopefully that will speed things up!!
Elmer and I are home sick, we both have colds. We've read his favourite tractor book about three million times, and here he is now at my desk to let me know it's time to go again. Yey!
(image from Te Papa website)
New Zealand boasts a lot of very accomplished landscape photographers, so it's great to see portrait and documentary work on this scale.