If I had to give an award to honour the craziest week ever at HH - this was the week...
The A cupcakes were made by Miss HH in honour of our builder boy Alan who, in truly heroic form, ran to many bustops to find the laptop she had left behind - he was our hero of the week and deserves the 4th HH Blog's Award for Community Service - thank you Alan for saving our year!
The week started with the WANTZ girls participating in a charity walk for AEIOU last Sunday
only my friend Fleur would opt out of the AEIOU shirt in favour of Camilla!
The jacarandas covered themselves in splendour and greeted us on almost every corner of our walk.
Felt good turning up to HH on Monday to change the big "40" weeks to go to "39" - another milestone passed. Superstar Tea Cosy decided to celebrate this milestone - the whiteboard was choc a block with activity for the week
But she was soon upstaged with the news that the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection would be visiting us - great excitement!
The film crew from Channel 10 and the VIP guests assembled and did their thing
of course Superstar Tea Cosy did her thing too - she insisted on chaperoning the guests around.
She proudly showed off the newly revealed 1860s floorboards which survived the fire and were hidden below all the lino.
She did not show them the wood rot which we also discovered at the same time (luckily only a small bit so we think we can save it!)
She proudly showed off her potential new home (yes, dream on, superstar it is NOT happening!)
She followed the reporter Renee and camerawoman around like a soul possessed trying to edge her way into the story which they were producing.
She knew she had finally made it when all the important people succumbed to her relentless pursuit! Superstar was thrilled that Renee coordinated her hat with her ribbon.
and it got even better when Andrew himself agreed for a pose!
but her euphoria was short-lived because, despite many a camera shot of her taken throughout the day, she failed to make the cut for the story which went to air on Channel 10 news last Wednesday - that will teach her
We had a fun time though, as you can see, and Andrew was wondering if Ann Powell, to whom the house was dedicated in 1913, was potentially a very distant relative!
But there were other exciting events this week at HH too - PA HH celebrated a year with us and HH (this photo must be taken in about the 4th office she has occupied since joining us!)
Hopefully one which is emerging will the next (and final) room!
It is starting to look so good - thanks to a great team of two doing their thing up there (must remember to buy Jason a new shirt for Christmas!)
We found the imprint of the original staircase under the ceiling
HH is now the proud owner of new ogee gutter
and you might think that this rather attractive blue machine is just machine - don't let its glamour distract you!
It takes seemingly innocent iron sheets and does to them what a pasta machine does to dough!
Probably the same speed too! Even I was impressed! These are for the verandahs so they should be receiving lots of love and affection in the next couple of weeks
It's getting hot so the builders got a new summer house for their breaks - no expense was spared!
The garden is struggling
But at the end of the week we had the first short rain in what seems like months - how good did the rain smell!
and of course the week was brightened by Ricky Martin in Brisbane - he would be such a great performer at the grand opening of HH in 2014 - yes, I will dream on!
You heard it here first - watch for it to go up in the next couple of days. And I will tell you lots more about our community partners who have joined the HH support bandwagon, like you!
Here's to a happy week for everyone