and it's time to think about fixing our curtains. The ones we have at the moment have done us well in the lounge, but a combination of age, children and kittens has taken its toll. The ones on the sliding door in particular are not feeling well. Hooks have been ripped out due to the boys pulling on them, wrapping themselves in them and generally misbehaving with them. There are cat marks from the kittens climbing up when they were smaller and the hems are coming undone too.
The tracks aren't the best either, they're not really long enough so the curtain is in the way when going through the door even when drawn open completely. They're also attached to the door frame so the aforementioned misbehaving by boys has resulted in the screws opening up the wood.
I don't need to purchase anything new now to get these made, so it's just a matter of time now, want to try and get them done in the next week as school holidays start the following week.
Sometime in the next week or so I also need to get some new school tops, some surge protectors for our bigger appliances (washing machine, dishwasher etc) and maybe some more storage containers for the kitchen. The storage isn't important though, I did pick up these 2 beauties yesterday
This is what the boys and I made yesterday
I'll be doing more baking, but our oven is a little dodgy atm. Since Feb 22nd it's had some issues, the elements are running hotter, one in particular is much much hotter, and it turns out that the actual oven part is also hotter. We've put this in on our earthquake claim as well as the washing machine which is sometimes not starting properly, well it starts and then decides to go back to ready. It's an intermittent fault, but it's post earthquake as is the noise it now makes and the occasional leak. Earthquakes are not good for appliances! The claim is in, just have to hope that it gets approved quickly so I can go out and get new ones. I know what I want, but don't really want to get them until I know we have the funds.
I hope everyone else getting new appliances on insurance is looking at the star labels too, we want efficient appliances, or at least as efficient as can be managed on our budget.
Getting off the depressing earthquake appliance thing, I've been doing more work on my Diotima Shell
Gotta go, lots to do!
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