Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Opening Weekend Working Bee June 2014

The transformation continues! A mighty effort by 9 adult members, 9 junior members plus a couple of 'ring ins', achieved wonders over the long weekend. The team worked beautifully together, learning new skills and solving interesting problems - like fitting carpet squares around the old, curved wood box! One poor member spent most of the weekend with either his head stuck in the 'phone cupboard' or his entire body stuck somewhere up in the attic rafters. The dedicated catering team kept everyone well (over) fed with delicious tea breaks and lunches. And it even snowed! Yes - on Sunday morning, we were treated to the wonderful sight (through our amazing picture windows) of snow flurries twirling down around the Lodge. And , OK, it didn't settle on the ground, but it was a real moral booster and the junior Worker Bees were tempted outside to investigate. And then they disappeared in search of more snow...... returning later with the evidence of snow making up at Cloud 9.
Our hard work has also been noticed by other members of the Falls Creek community. We had a steady stream of visitors from our friends at Wagga, Albury and Myrtleford Clubs,who all expressed admiration at was has been completed to date.
It was fun, it was hard, it was a long weekend! But the main task of getting all new floor coverings down, was completed. I'm wondering, with our new found skills of painting and carpet laying, if we should be considering a KVSC Handy Gal & Guy odd jobs business.... but then again, perhaps I should stick to my day job.
Please enjoy the photos. B
There's light at the end of the tunnel

This bit was easy!

At last - we now have a compost bin in addition to rubbish and recycling!

Looking into the 'ping pong' room

Our 'dry entrance' foyer

Kitchen level foyer with stores cupboards. The green light is the new door alarm system.
(It's very bright!)

The uipper lounge room

Really? Do these two have any idea what they are doing?

Very complex carpet tile shaping.

This bit wasn't so easy.....

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Working Bee May 30 to June 1 2014

Hello KVSC Members! Wish me luck as I create a 'blog' where, initially, I plan to load photos of the building works at Lodge. In the future, the blog may expand into something more extensive depending on your suggestions and feedback and my skills (time permitting!) But I thought this may be an easier way to share our photos. Let me know what you think as you sit back and 'admire' photos taken at the working Bee held over the past 3 days, 30/5 to 1/6/2014. B

OMG! Where do we start?
It's not all work!

Keeping the workers fed and happy.

Look at that view out the window!

Painting the ceiling in the new entrance hall way on kitchen level

Painting the stair well was technically 'tricky'

The drying room

Those rocks in the drip line were moved by hand

Stairway to Heaven?

New wall colour is 'Rottnest'.

Mother and son painting and having fun

New high tech key pad and intercom at front door

New window, new paint and new carpet sample!

Drop dead gorgeous windows in lower level lounge

Doorway into new transit luggage room, between front door and lower lounge

And YES, the President works very hard.

Our very modest builder who has worked miracles

Thumbs up - new door entry gizmo works!

Wow! Our 'ugly' duckling grown into a stunning swan!