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. 


  1. Hi Ms Betsy after house stalking you today I found your blog in the forum you told me about! this will save me from driving past your house on a regular basis lol .
    Ally :)

    1. Your welcome to stalk the build if u see anything untoward, let me know lol. Feel free to ask any questions I totally interrogated my girlfriends who had built and managed to learn very valuable things from their mistakes/oversights of which I'm sure I'll have many as this progresses.