Monday, 30 September 2013

Saturday Slab

The difference a few days can make.

Friday all the prep work was done and dusted...

Saturday saw a lot of activity on the good ol' block.  A team of strapping young men turned up with their trucks and tools and got to work ~ good old fashioned style.  Rolled up their sleeves, in some cases stripped to the waist and layed a slab.

Working hard..

Love a smooth surface

Drop Edge Beam
Would you look at that Drop Edge Beam, now I have all this soil to get rid of.

Back View
Front View

Yep, as far as slabs go, I think its looking good.  The guys worked hard all day and it was hot, they put up with us spectators as we stopped to watch and the kids took photo's.  It was all very exciting for us and another day in the office for them, but we are very appreciative of their hard work.

Keep up the great work MDJ.

[apologies for quality of photos, I do have better ones I'll replace them when I get a chance]

Saturday, 21 September 2013

On your marks, get set.....


... and we are off running, or at least I thought we were and then we reduced the pace to a steady walk.

I drove past the block a week past Tuesday  and someone had been along and gave it a nice little tidy up, excavated/cut/scraped ~ whatever its called it looked good.

the next day we had a little blue box delivered, okay so it was a rather large blue box, but the less I think about what goes on in there the better..

Thank god I don't have to clean it...

Shortly after we were introduced to James by email... our trusty slab site manager with great news that plumbers had been arranged for Monday and viola just like that I drove past the block in the early hours of Monday morning and there as promised were 4 strapping lads setting up my site for pipework...  oh I love it when a good plan comes together.

We are plumbed!!!


Piering was scheduled for Thursday and then....


so piering was rescheduled.

Friday we became a building site...


and finally all my anxiety disappeared. 
Of course I'm still excited and checking up on what is happening, but I am no longer stressing or anxiously counting the minutes.  Now that things have started and the ball is rolling, I've relaxed.  I'm quite happy to let McDonald Jones do their thing. 
Meanwhile, I've started looking out for furniture and lots of nice things to make a house a home...  watch this space. 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Display home.... medicine for the soul

Nothing to report but I thought I'd pop by and say Hi...

I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately and the added stress of waiting for something to happen with the house hasn't been helping.  I suggested a visit to the show home over the weekend and off we trotted. 

I am so happy we did this.  It is amazing how much your mind can play tricks on you.  It has been such a long time since we have visited the display home, in all honesty I had forgotten how great it was.  I am very excited again to see the start of the home being built, the reminder of how great it is and how much I'm looking forward to living in it was very welcome. 

Everything seemed so big.  Kitchen felt huge, living areas felt amazing ~ space, space, space... I cannot wait to be living in a house with some space, instead of us all tripping over each other all of the time. 

I especially cannot wait to give my girls a bedroom of their own.  The girl's have been sharing a room since they were born, but they are ready to have their own space.  They are completely different from each other, it will be interesting to see how having their own spaces will develop them, and how their individual characters will shape the decor of their rooms...

CANNOT WAIT ~ bring it on...