Heritage Award

Andrew’s home in Subiaco has received a Commendation Award for Conservation of a Heritage Place this month.

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Promotion poster in Subiaco library

Promotion poster in Subiaco library

 

The new verandah extension:

New alfresco verandah extension

New alfresco verandah extension

A bit more landscaping has been done to improve the view from the verandah:

new lawn and garden bed

new lawn and garden bed

 

 

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Remembering Andrew in 2014

It’s Andrew’s day today, a day to remember his life taken by cancer on Tuesday 3 April 2012 at 11.13pm.  And what would make him smile.

He’s with me all the time, manifesting in my thoughts and in my actions.  I know it and I feel it.

Today, I have the painters in to finish off the new verandah extension we planned back in February 2012, and the northern windows – all 5 of them.

Now normally for those of you who knew Andrew, would know that he would be up the ladder doing the painting.  Actually it would have been done last year at Christmas time on his three weeks annual leave.  That was a time when we would pick a room in the house and do a make over.

Andrew painting the new dining room 23 February 2011

Andrew painting the new dining room 23 February 2011

I bet Andrew is smiling now, knowing that he has gotten out of doing the painting for the first time since we bought this house in 2002.

New verandah extension on a heritage home

New verandah extension on a heritage home

I have nominated the verandah extension in Subiaco’s heritage awards.  The heritage assessors will be here on Tuesday afternoon to make their assessment.  Andrew wanted the home listed on Subiaco’s heritage list.  I made that happen back in November 2013.  He would have been smiling at that achievement too.

This is the old verandah – with sleep out – before demolition in December 2012:

Old verandah with asbestos sheeting, jarrah flooring, brick and glass windows.

Old verandah with asbestos sheeting, jarrah flooring, brick and glass windows.

So glad its finally gone.

Today, I have many happy memories of being with Andrew.  His legacy of fun and fascination lives on in this house and in me.  I love you Andrew.  Not here but not forgotten.

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