Once the decision had been made to sell “The Palms” I began to search for my next place of abode.
A friend who had been renting this house for 5 years told me it was up for sale and suggested it might be what I was looking for.
This proved to be true as I have always loved old Queenslander houses and could see the potential with this one, (those renovators eyes.)
The transformation from “then to now” has been very satisfying, if a bit more costly than anticipated.
Opening up the front verandah and a new coat of paint has improved the appearance beyond my expectations, some little surprises like the dozen stumps that needed replacing, and the new front steps, these had seemed to be serviceable but proved not to be, all added some spice and cost!!
The internal changes have included a totally new kitchen, it is now super efficient and “almost” a pleasure to work in.
A new bathroom, new carpet through-out air conditioning, new electric wiring, new plumbing as well as lots of personal touches so that now it feels like “home”
I initially got all enthused with gardening, maybe because Margaret had enjoyed it so much, but I quickly found it was not for me, the problem is I now have all these plants, that I really don’t care much for, dependant on me for survival, and weeds that I care even less for, trying to take over the lot.
I should have listened to my Dad!
Well that's the finish of the walk down memory lane to visit all the places I've called home over the years, this is the current, and who knows maybe the last holtieshouse.