Progress continues in the house. We had our first barbecue today, on our new 4-burner hooded barbecue, $200 from the Warehouse with a special deal on the cover, $40. Pictures are going up, the garage is almost usable, and we've removed the pantry doors so working in the kitchen is a lot easier - though less pretty. Sgtill, function beats appearance every time when it comes to kitchens, and the doors when open blocked the microwave and oven, and the fridge on the other side. I find that access to these is critical when I cook, so off came the annoying doors.
Now we have a week to prepare for the Bridgman/Crowther Christmas. Luckily we're providing the meat, so the cooked ham on the bone that I won at the pub last week is going to be very handy. I'm also planning to barbecue/roast two rump steak roasts, and two chickens will be roasted in the oven. That will be more than enough, but any leftovers can supplement my birthday BBQ we're doing the next day, for 10-20 people. The two days will become an extended housewarming, really.
Those two events should settle the house in to its entertainment function, I reckon. Then we'll blob out for a week. [UPDATE: Monday 19th, turns out the fancy Whirlpool dishwasher is broken, parts will take ages, we'll be hand washing dishes for Xmas Day and the BBQ. Bugger!]
Some photos; a better album will happen in a few more days, when we have pictures and mirrors up.
|The kitchen viewed from the dining table|
|Living room, with pictures and other stuff awaiting a home|
|Heather and Vida have the study under control|