Guest Post: House Rules – The Tassie Reno Continues
The reno continues in Tassie and Annajjj gives us another great recap:
We arrive in beautiful Tasmania in time to see the Cappers emerge from their tent. Hi ho hi ho, off to work I go sings Gapper and has he been drinking for Dwarves too? Carole is tired of the heavy lifting and plans to shop all day today.
McCrazy-Mad is back on set to steer the teams towards failure by telling them now is not the time to play it ‘safe’. Sure enough several teams take this advice right on board. In Oliver and Patrick’s room there is a plan for monkey rings and a climbing rope next to the suspended beds and that’s a broken arm just waiting to happen. There is an unsecured rock climbing wall in Harrison and Riley’s bedroom, and Mel says well as long as it looks good for the judges. Even Ryan gets in on the act by installing a skateboard ramp in Hayden and Logan’s room.
Mads goes mad with glitter in Mihayla’s room while Candy and Ryan go off to find Tasmania’s best and shyest graffiti artist. We don’t ever get to see this guy. Ryan has also found some rusty wheels, much to Mel’s envy, which will be perfect for the kitchen.
Carole is out shopping and calls Gapper to talk about curtains. Now I know these teams are under pressure but calling your partner a f***ing tosser on television? Not cool. Lisa is down at the marina looking for rope and she comes across Captain Sarah who has a deeper voice than Barry White. Sarah kindly offers to source some rope for Lisa who is ecstatic. How can they not win now?
Ignoring the whole ‘don’t play safe’ theme McIrresponsible is pushing, Mel and Bomber decide to change the height of their climbing wall. The higher the wall, the bigger and deeper the landing mat has to be. Bomber knew this all along apparently but didn’t bother to tell Mel who looks distressed that her awesome rock wall is now about hip height.
The Cappers have a plan not to argue anymore as Carole has decided she wants things to change around here. Perhaps start by not publicly calling your beloved a FT? Looking the part in white overalls she goes off to an antique auction and bids on some pieces of timber she wants for the mantlepiece. The auction starts and Carole, being Carole, refuses to lose and pays $135 which she thinks is a very good price. Gapper knows better than to argue. Good work he tells her. Thanks FT.
Ryan’s graffiti artist has cold feet and won’t be coming, then changes his mind and will be coming but then no..no he’s not coming. Candy tells Ryan she’ll bloody do it herself and goes off to the skater-park graffiti-art supply shop to buy spray paint. Hang on perhaps those guys might know someone…sure enough Candy has found artist dude Harry who will take on the job. Ryan is literally dancing for joy.
Bomber is doing what Bomber does second best and painting, while Mel nails wood paneling to the walls. Unlike me she can do pretty much anything, Bomber says and then tells her he wouldn’t swap her for any other girl in the competition. This brings Mel to tears and it brings me to tears too but not for the same reason. These two have four kids between them and Bomber’s kids look quite a lot older than Mel’s daughter.
Time for another prank! Oh get over this obsession with pranks already. It’s boring, childish and a waste of viewing time. Move on.
Mel brings home her rusty car doors and a bunch of other crap including a scary looking set of antlers attached to a skull. Wasn’t there a kid who suffers from nightmares? Let’s hope that doesn’t make it into his room.
Cappers argument time again as Gapper insists that using a combination of white, cream and green is using three colours and Carole insists it’s not. Bomber is brought in to mediate and he’s pretty chuffed with his new role of marriage counsellor. If I save a marriage here and there, well it’s just another notch on my belt he says proudly, while his ex-wife is probably at home watching and wishing someone would go and find a bee.
Chester! is back on set to tell Mads and Lloyd that they can’t do tiling until the concrete sets in 7 days and that would have been good to know 2 days ago. Carole has made up (again) with Gapper and she tells us that they need to have those horrible crappy days in order for Gapper to come to his senses and realise she is always right. We finish with some alarming shots of a black kids bedroom with nightmare-inducing art and Brooke appears again telling us how much she really hates graffiti.