I have ordered windows and screens to add to the house. The guy who came to measure kindly suggested it would be good if the painting was finished around the frames. So out has come the sander and paint brushes from storage. I removed the broken glass window that rattled in the wind from here, at the top of the back stairs. After 4 pots of sample colours, we have decided on a colour that we both like. This shows the previous colour and my undercoating in progress.
The boards at the top of the back stairs. The middle 6 boards were replaced some time ago, we have learnt that there was a small window that opened there. It was used as the money paying window when Ivanhoe was used as a Dance Hall for the people from Ivanhoe, Boondoooma and Old Proston Stations many years ago. If we look closely at the floorboards we can see, many dimples from high heel shoes.