Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The good is my newest nephew, Machlen Peter Maine Johnston, born on 11 May. He is gorgeous!


The bad is this was the general state of my castle for the last couple of months. I am normally the Queen of folding laundry but I have been so busy with university so nasty baskets and piles everywhere.


The ugly is the water leak from the upstairs apartment that flowed into mine for 12 hours.


and the hole one of the plumbers fell through in the kitchen because the ceiling was so wet!


The machines that we had for a week to dry the place out, hoses running into the kitchen sink and bath and phenomenal noise. Walking through the foyer to the bathroom was like walking through a tornado, our hair would rise and our clothes billow up around us.


It was not pretty! I get a new kitchen ceiling, cupboard doors and floor covering out of it and the walls in the foyer painted.

Not all bad though, I have found that tradesman are HOT!! Especially plumbers :-P

I finally uploaded my Bali photos so will post some in the next few days!

Maybe.....

Take Care
Rachaelxo

9 comments:

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Hang in there! I love how the bad turns into good... yay!

Jen said...

welcome Machlen :)

wow what a mess
still you got a new kitchen out of it

looking forward to those photos :)

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Yep there sure is good in everything! What a fright that man must have got coming through your ceiling. I hope you weren't home!

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Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Sweet Friend,
Well you have really had a time of it lately. But you are getting practically a new kitchen from it so not all bad right?
The baby is a dream!! So sweet!

Good luck with your studies. I hope all is going well other wise.
Keep the faith and looking forward to your pics later!
Thank you for stopping by, it is always great to see you.
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Sandra Evertson said...

Bummer about the hole in the wall BUT that wee one is SO adorable you can forget all about the hole!
Sandra Evertson

Natasha Burns said...

Little cutie pie! He's gorgeous!!!
The laundry folding will still be waiting for you, don't worry about it :)
Wow that's one heck of a hole in the ceiling! Where are the cute plumber photos?!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

oh gosh!! sorry you have had to go through so much! What a mess!! hopefully it is all sorted out now. hugs!! Britt :-)

Bethany said...

Oh my goodness!! What a bunch of unsidedown you have had to live thru!! But glad the HOT tradesmen made up for the inconvenience!! lol
And ohhhh what a sweet baby!!xx