Plastering is Complete

The plastering of the walls and ceiling under the house is now complete.

It took the plasterer 5-days to plaster the walls and ceiling instead of the usual 2 and a half to get it done because of all the rain that we have been getting. The plaster was taking a lot longer to dry than usual because of the really high humidity, so it really increased the amount of time they had to spend getting it done.

Our builder was planning to get the fitting out done before Easter, but since it’s already Good Friday and he hasn’t started, I can’t really see that happening.

Once the fitting out has been completed I’m planning to take a week off work to paint under the house. It’s not exactly how I would like to be spending one of my only four weeks of holidays this year, but it has to be done.

After the painting is finished we will be able to put the flooring in, finish the bathrooms and eventually put the stairs in. It sucks that the stairs will be the last things put in, as under the house won’t really be usable until that happens.

On a side note I’ve been working on a new web-site for Voice for the Voiceless Australia. Voice for the Voiceless attempts to bring awareness of gender based injustice issues. There is a Voice in the Dark Concert coming up here in Townsville on Saturday night which you can watch live on the site. You can also listen to some of the heart wrenching stories of gender injustice on the new web-site.

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2 Replies to “Plastering is Complete”

  1. Fred@OPC

    Your voice for the voiceless idea is wonderful. My friend spent a good majority of last year “down under” and witnessed some pretty major discrimination (particularly between natives and ‘whites’, but also with women). I’m no expert on the subject by any means, but anything to raise awareness of a real issue affecting people’s lives is worthwhile.

  2. Bill Hutchison Post author

    Unfortunately there is a huge disparity here in Australia between the indigenous population and the white Australian. There is about a 20-year mortality difference between the two and there is a disturbing lack of services and education among the aboriginal communities.

    The focus for the Voice for the Voiceless for us has been on the prostitution and sex-trade in Thailand. We have been sending teams there to work with the Tamar centre for quite a few years, and hope to continue to do so.

    But you are right, there are a lot of injustice issues right in our own backyard of Australia that need to be addressed. The current Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, has done a good thing to start more healing of these issues with an official apology for some of the wrong that has been done over the years, and we will see where it goes from here…

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