Thursday, September 10, 2015

Water, Paint, Dust and Fire

The nearest public toilets are at Lal Lal Falls, so most days that I'm at the building site I drive over there. You can't see the falls from either the carpark or the toilets, but today I could actually hear them:
Proof that we have had a bit of rain lately! That's the first time this year I've seen the water falling.

Back at the block, a miniature Lal Lal Falls re-creation:
formed during works to drain away puddles caused by all that rain.

Inside the house, the painters are up to the top coat:
 The ceiling and trim throughout the house are Haymes "Greyology 1". It was chosen to match the windows, which are not quite white.

The walls in most of the house are Haymes "Comfort 2", a warmer neutral tone. And for a touch of something different, the eastern wall of the loungeroom is a Taubman's colour, "Grey Dawn", a pale blue which echos the blue in some of the bricks:
Helen the architect's input to the colour scheme was invaluable. She understands how light interacts with paint colours, and she has a box full of swatches and palettes that she used to show how furnishings would look. My photos might not do them justice, but the colours look beautiful.

Once the painters were finished, it was time for the plastic which has covered the slab since April to go!
Ben and Tony stirring up a lot of dust.

And then, for the first time, our fire could be lit:
 The flue works!
 Actual smoke happening. Hooray!

This smiley guy I found while stacking firewood might not be so pleased about that:

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