While it doesn't appear that a lot has been happening at the house over the last few weeks, Bob and the crew have been busy. One thing that we noticed today is the finish on the pole supporting the roof of the rear structure. This old ironbark telegraph pole has been sanded to a silky finish and sealed so that the natural colour of the wood stands out. The photo on the left does not do it justice - this section of the pole visible in the kitchen is a beautiful pinky-red colour. The lower section in the hall underneath has tiger stripes at the top, then fades to grey where the pole had been submerged. This will really be a striking feature.