I thought it might be easiest to go through each section of the house and show you the progress. So here goes:
Dining Room (and study)
We have been really blessed by friends in our life who have been so generous with their time and energy – especially Claire and Craig. Claire and I spent a whole day exploring the cavernous fabric shops of Woodstock in search of fabric for cushions, chairs and blinds and then another whole day cutting and sewing.
Craig came by today and did an amazing job on our cladding, what a machine, it’s great to see the exterior starting to look a bit smarter.
So that’s the update. Now for the news. For those people who don’t know, Cam and I are moving to the Eastern Cape. We have accepted a job position as project managers for a community development project in Adelaide (a tiny South African farming town, not the Australian city). And the first question everyone asks is “But what about the house?”. Well, as you can see, we are still trying really hard to get it finished. Although it is mobile, we won’t be taking the house with us. It will stay in Hout Bay where we will hopefully find the right tenant, or possibly even a buyer if anyone is really keen. Although we are sad to not be moving in after all this hard work, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to try and make a difference in Adelaide. And after all, we’ll be back and the house will still be here when we do get back.
That’s all for now, but another update will come soon!