Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tiles, Hearths & Maps

Another day, another rostered house day off!!!   Today, we went out to Jetmaster in Richmond and chose the hearth to the fireplace -
                                                             Pietra Grigio

We then went down to Ultimate Tiles in Narre Warren and spent two hours choosing our tiles for the bathroom, ensuite, laundry, toilet & kitchen.   The very helpful Joe down there was very patient with us (me!) and offered some very constructive advice on tile selections.  

Came away very happy with my choices and can't wait to see how they all look at the end.

Now the only decisions to make is to visit the cabinet-maker and do the kitchen, but that can wait now until - yes, you gussed it, - David's next rostered house day off!   God I love that man of mine, patience of a saint.

Oh and by the way there is another nearmap update online - Reinsey, your Mocha Choc Roof has made it to the map!!!   Maybe next time there will be something on our block.  Here it is:-

The Avenue at Casey as at 6th April 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

We just scraped in....

This morning I received a call from Romeo Homes telling me that they need to raise the level of the front of the house by 150mm so that the rear is not sitting too low on the block.   I said that sounded good to me and I enquired as to whether we were on track for Thursday's scrape.

We have taps!

Lo and behold he said that the excavator was on site as we speak............Yahoo!!!!!   So after work we all trundled down and this is what we found : -

Scrape it to the left!
But wait there's more:-
Scrape it to the right!
So, after 14 very long months of waiting, we can now officially say:


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Site Start!

Received a call from Romeo Homes this morning to say that our site scrape is booked for 21st April!!!!  It was booked for next Monday but they want to let the site dry out a bit after the torrential downpour we received last night.   They also said that the house will be set out and fencing delivered on 27th April.

That's next Thursday!!!!!!!   I will still believe it when I see it, but it is only 9 sleeps away!!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Why's & Who's of Patience

I've been doing a Reinsey today and I am feeling very philosophical in the absence of any significant action on our block now until between 19/4 & 3/5  (still at a loss to see how this stands contract wise being well over the 21 days) I have been doing a little research about patience:- 

“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience"

"Never run after a bus or a man - there will always be another one"

"The secret of patience is doing something else in the meantime"

" There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience."

and the clincher:-    "Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age"      
Food for thought peeps!!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy birthday David!!

Here we are in the other red centre of the country celebrating David's birthday. Note the lovely stacked stone behind Reinsey! We are having the first glass and some delicious Camembert as well. We will need this break before all hell breaks loose with the build!

We had a great time.   Penola turned on the beautiful weather and we managed to visit the Mini Jumbuck factory store, and 4 Wineries!

Needless to say we did come back with some beautiful wine - pity about the internet access, it really did stink!  I have blog withdrawals.

I am off to paint our site pegs tomorrow morning, and will be delivering the required piece of paper to the builder in the morning, and will be asking them when we can expect a site start.   Their piece of paper says within 4 weeks of return of the piece of paper!?!?!   Reinsey will be in her house before we even begin at this rate.