Just thought I would introduce myself. I'm a solo mum by choice (IVF with donor sperm) and now that my youngest is starting school I am starting a new project which is even more stressful then the IVF roller coaster - renovating and extending my house.
I have a 1950's weatherboard farmhouse on acreage near Ballarat, Victoria and am planning a small extension (only 1.8m x 5m) but then a major renovation inside (moving internal walls so the extra space ends up in the middle of the house in our living area). Basically the front two-thirds of my house is all being redone and I'm also adding a large roofed deck (12.5m x 3.6m) along the south side of my house as this is where I have the most beautiful views.
I'm finding it frustratingly slow all the paperwork (planning permit was approved much quicker than expected but building permit has been a nightmare). So none of the actual physical changes are even close to starting yet.
Anyway I look forward to getting some new ideas from you all.