I’d been dreaming about the cars, lined in our driveway and the music, dancing in the wind. It was going to be one of the greatest days of my life, the biggest celebration for my biggest achievement. I’d just spent a week in Fiji, celebrating my 34th birthday, and soon I hope to be celebrating my grand renovations. I’d bought a fair sized cottage on a big property, not far from town. It was the seclusion of it all that I found appealing, the whole feeling like you’re miles away from civilisation, all with high speed ADSL2 and satellite TV at your finger tips. I loved it. The house was a disaster and I’d enjoyed seeing the look of hopelessness on the faces of those that cared for me.They all saw a ruin, an endless pit that would consume me and all of my pennies. Their negative reactions only fuelled my determination. I had plans for this place, whether others saw the potential or not. There was only a month left before my expected finish day. Final installments were going in, but there was still a lot to do. I’d previously arranged for the men from Custom Balustrading Melbourne to create beautiful balustrading to border my upper floors and the staircase. The team from Wire Balustrade Melbourne were due to arrive this morning, and the painters later in the day. I’d woken up early this morning, excitement pulsing through my body. I knew that once the Stainless Steel Fabrication Melbourne team had finished their work, the painters and the carpet layers would be through. I was close to my deadline, but had just enough time to complete the job. I needed to work hard and there was nothing holding me back.
With both hands firmly gripping onto the javelin, I used all the strength in my body to rip it out of the window sill. Earlier that day, I’d been practising my throwing in the back yard, as I always did. As the sun had set and the night filled the sky, I decided to pack up my equipment and head inside. I knew that dinner would of been ready in a little while and it wasn’t wise to practise throwing in the dark, especially with such a strong, sharp javelin. My mother had sought out the best javelin in the area when I’d told her I was going to be a professional thrower. She’d never heard any goal, or life ambition come out of my mouth so I think when she heard that, she pounced. Now that my javelin was protruding from the upper window sill, I could see that my mother was starting to regret her decision. I could see her wondering whether she was encouraging me to become a spear thrower, or some kind or warrior-hunter-woman. She’d hoped for a pretty girl, a pink-loving, doll-playing, picnic-loving, sweet girl - and I was far from that. My father had walked inside to find the Window repairs Melbourne business card, after hearing my javelin hit the house. Dad had came and had a look at what had happened, not an ounce of shock in his body when he saw the javelin sticking out of the house. I think both him and Mum had expected it sooner or later. I walked inside with my head hanging low, only to hear my mother tell me that tomorrow, it was my responsibility to arrange repairs with Timber window replacements Melbourne. Mum wasn’t having any talk-back, her decision was final. I took the Aluminium window installers Melbourne off my father as I walked up to my room.
I did not really pay anything that I get online but this one thing I really want to pay for because I know that I really want to get the best version of it. I know that I will be able to hire out Gary so that he can do his best with the online DIY wedding invitations that we have here. He is our designer and I trust him with all of this stuff. I am only taking a really special interest right now because we rally this one to go well. We are hosting a wedding for one of our daughters, Erica and she is going to be marrying this really cool guy and the rest of the family does not really like this idea. They have a problem with the rest of her family, i.e. us and I do not like that. We are going to be better than that and we are going to rise above it. I am going to get Gary to design the most amazing engagement invitations that we have ever seen this side of the Elgin. Either side of the Elgin really, if we want to boast a little bit more. I have not seen all of the invites and to be honest I have hardly seen any of them, but I can rest knowing that I can at least try to produce something that will be remembered and admired for years to come. I am not too sure what is going to happen in this world, but I know that I will be really happy if the birthday invitations are about as good as these wedding ones. We are having a birthday the next weekend and I want that to go well, for all involved. The parents of Matt, the fiancé, are going to be there and I want that to go well.
It was the season for bad weather, and that could only mean one thing - we’d soon be dipping into our emergency funds. Since moving into our own home, my wife and I have been putting a little bit of money aside each week for accidental damage. It sounded silly, but it was a good backup plan, and if we didn’t use it to mend the house, we could go on a holiday. We were pretty happy that we’d started our emergency fund this time last year. The winds had gotten so strong at one point, we had to batten down the hatches. There were wind and weather warnings being thrown at us left, right and centre. Luckily we’d managed to keep the family safe, even the dogs were huddled up in the bathroom with us. It was a tight squeeze, but we did what we had to do. When the warnings had passed and we felt it safe enough to venture outside the house, we saw the destruction. Because we’d planned for the wild weather, most of our stuff had been put away or strapped down, the car cover however, was not. To our horror, the pergola had been completely ripped out of the ground and one of the posts had gone through the car windscreen. It was disheartening, but considering the damage down the rest of the street - we’d come out alright. We had used our emergency funds to make an appointment with the guys at Pergolas Melbourne. We’d called them almost immediately and of course, so had everyone else in the area. The woman on the phone from Verandahs Melbourne managed to schedule us in. I was glad we’d gone with Carports Melbourne because they’d done a fantastic job. I just hoped we didn’t have to do the same this year.