Sunday, December 28, 2008

Everything has to go including the faucet

Renovating the bathroom is estimated to take a couple of months since we’re going to attempt to take on the task ourselves. First we have to rip everything out like the bathtub, vanity unit and the faucet. Next would be the tiles, everything has to go so we can have a blank canvas to work with. We don’t actually have a set idea on what we want just yet so anything is possible at the moment.

More rain next week

I've given up on the idea of installing a rainwater tank in my backyard for the simple reason that I don't have enough room for it, even for a slimline version. Instead I've bough myself 4 240 liter wheelie bins and together with the existing barrel they'll be used to collect the rainwater from 2 downpipes. All up I hope to collect nearly 1200 liter of water on a good downpour. It's been a while since we had a good downpour and I've been using what water we have left over from the last downpour. I'm hoping we'll get more rain come next week.

The sales is on!

With Christmas behind us for another year the much anticipated annual Christmas sale is now on. It started on Boxing Day and will continue for another two weeks. There are some keen shoppers out there hearing that people were queuing outside the department stores at 3 am in the morning waiting for the doors to open at 5! Now that’s dedication.

Back to work

Well Christmas came and went with a blink of an eye. I was so busy working I didn't even know how and when it came. This year I really missed out on Christmas; no Christmas shopping at the mall and no post Christmas sale for me. Too busy with work I have to work right through.

But it's nice to know people still remember you, it's not a completed disappointment though coz I did get to spent Christmas eve with the in-laws, Christmas lunch at a friend's and Christmas dinner at another in-law. So there, that's my Christmas all wrapped up for the year. Back to work.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christian videos for Christmas

With Christmas literally just days away I’m struggling to get all my gift shopping done. I’m one to put in some careful consideration when choosing gifts. Don’t want to get just anything, has to be something that they’d like and appreciate so that’s why my gift shopping’s still not done yet! But I think I’ve got the right gift for a friend of mine who’s a staunch Christian and that’s Christian videos and there’s heaps to choose from at Now that takes care of him, now who’s next?

Waste of precious drops

I have decided to scrap the long time idea of getting a rainwater tank for my backyard, simply because there's no room for it. Instead I'm going to have 4 240 liter wheelie bins to store the rainwater when it rains.

I've already purchased the bins over the internet and now just waiting for them to arrive. I hope to get them before Christmas. There's been a recent downpour of rain but I didn't have enough container to collect them all and have to let them go. What a waste of precious drops.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

CLA supplement for my health

With all these work that I’m busy with at the moment I mustn’t forget to look after my body at the same time like eating the right food, exercises and taking my CLA supplement. Oh yes, I’ve been taking these supplement for my overall health, CLA which stands for Conjugated Linoleic Acid is a type of fatty acid which is essential to my diet and helps me with weight loss as well. There’s nothing worse than making all those money to the detriment of your health!

Ready for another round

OMGawd! I woke up late this morning at 8:30! I usually wake up at 7:30 every morning but this morning was exceptional. I was so tired last night, actually I've been tired for the last few nights all due to the work I was doing right into the nights.

It feels good to be working hard again, its been a while since I felt so tired after working. Its all worth it, bring it on. More please! I'm all pumped up and ready for another round.

Light fixtures for home office

As you may already know, we turned our lounge into an office where we can work from home. However the lounge came with soft dim down lights which may be appropriate for living but not really suitable for working. We’re thinking of getting some ideas on different types of light fixtures that will be more appropriate and a good place to start would be at

Happy clients are good paying clients

Its been a busy week since Last Friday actually. I'm not complaining, it makes up for the quiet times we've been having last month. The clients are starting to get their acts together now I reckon which is good for all.

I've been burning the midnight oil for the last couple of nights trying to catch up with work. I like to be one step ahead of the clients so they can get their works back quickly too. Happy clients are good paying clients.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Industrial knobs

I’m currently working on a little project that would hopefully be able to protect my delicate plants from the harsh summer sun these few months. Summers in Melbourne can be a real scorcher with temperature rising past the 40C so even the toughest plants can do with a little help. The project is like a portable shade that I can assemble and disassemble in seconds and it includes aluminum rods, industrial knobs and shade cloth. Maybe I should patent it!

First day of summer

Today being the first of December is also the first day of summer in Australia. However the weather sure doesn't feel like summer at all with rain last night and cool breeze in the morning with more rain predicted for the day and the next few days.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the cool weather at all. In fact I welcome it especially the rain, we can do more with rain for the gardens. I'm also looking forward to this month because I'm expecting to get really busy at work as we move into Christmas and beyond.