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4 years ago  ::  Sep 26, 2010 - 7:00AM #1
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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I have agreed to buy a brand-new house.
bit.ly/b7milR


It is in a new suburb.


«Franklin (postcode: 2913) is a suburb of CanberraAustralia in the district of Gungahlin
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin,_Australi...

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 30, 2010 - 6:35AM #2
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These cottages are close together. Surprised


Streetscape


The rear has a courtyard.


Courtyard

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 03, 2010 - 11:15AM #3
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The seller's agent said that I will need to get a letterbox and drapes, and make a garden. Innocent


House front


A forestry graduate suggested:
• flowers at the front;
• green plants at the side; and
• vegetables at the back. 

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 04, 2010 - 11:43PM #4
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The view from the back is of planted native grasses. Cool


Native grasses

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 06, 2010 - 7:30AM #5
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Between the back of the house and the creek, is a path. Cool


Path

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 19, 2010 - 10:40AM #6
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The creek was flooded last Saturday. And the ground at the back of the house was muddy! Embarassed


Creek and house

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 21, 2010 - 3:49AM #7
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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I would appreciate advice on reducing cost of living. How can one remain vibrant despite financial belt-tightening?

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2010 - 9:40AM #8
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A walk-way between front and back runs beside the house. In the middle of it is an alcove for drying laundry. It runs northwest to southeast. It is bounded on each side by brick walls. One of those being the neighbouring house, I have been advised to avoid drilling! I expect this zone to be shaded and wind-proof. So I had thought of turning it into a fernery. Ideas are welcome.

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 26, 2010 - 7:45AM #9
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My conveyancing clerk phoned me this morning. The registration was yesterday. And settlement will be on the 11th of November. 


He told me that I would need the neighbour's permission before doing anything to their wall. So I thought of a bamboo screen. Ideas welcome.

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 30, 2010 - 2:56AM #10
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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Today a student helper and I stored a filing cabinet, a set of bookshelves, and a box of files and paintings.


My landlord had two hired hands busily mowing lawns!

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