We were extraordinarily lucky to find a short term house rental two streets away from Betsy at exactly the time we needed it. For five months this lovely little house became our home away from the demolition site that was Betsy.
While we were relieved to find that it had enough bedrooms, floorboards instead of carpet (I have pretty bad dust mite allergies), storage underneath for an entire house worth of stuff and tolerance of our cat, we were not expecting it to be quite as lovely as it was.
The entire house was painted white (how did they know?) and it had lots of light. It even had a big deck with a poinciana tree at the back. It really felt like a home away from home. Considering that the only other contender (that we missed out on) was slated for demolition, smelt like dog and had pink shag pile carpet, we felt like someone was looking out for us when we found this house.
We made the most of the sunny front garden and the awesome steep driveway.
And don't forget the backyard swing where if Dada pushes you, you can touch the roof ( very scary for Mamas to watch).
We befriended the magpies,
got through autumn in style,
turned winter trips to the bin downstairs into an excursion,
went to a few birthday parties,
built some creations,
embellished paper bags for kindy munch and crunch,
started using rulers for accurate architectural plans,
and celebrated some special occasions.