The first few days Andrew was back he noticed a number of things around the house he wasn't happy with (he wasn't around for PCI) and our supervisor happily came out to the house and noted everything down and arranged trades to come and fix them all. We're still waiting on the plumber to fix his part but I'm told he will be out on Saturday.
We hadn't planned on sleeping at the house until the floors were finished but of course I managed to twist Andrew's arm and we set up our camping bed in the middle of the lounge room! Had a horrible sleep on that so ended up putting a mattress on the floor and moved ourselves into the media room for a bit more privacy. Once we had some old sheets on our bedroom windows we then moved said mattress into our room. At the moment I still don't have our bed at the house so the mattress is still on the floor, though having carpet now makes it much more "liveable"!
|Our new lounge (in black)|
|Cushions for the new lounge!|
Next week our driveway is going down so I will finally be able to drive in the garage at night! Then after that we'll be looking to get the house rendered (currently only the front is done), the decking on the entry and alfresco done, and get started on the gardens. I have a fairly long list of odd jobs to do already including filling and sanding nail holes on all skirting boards and giving them two final coats of gloss (we took the skirting off and then put back on after we had laid the floors to give it a neat finish), sorting through our mountain of clothes and looking in to those wardrobe fit outs with drawers etc, organising the block wall for other side of entry and gates for the front, and backfilling our other side against the retaining wall and looking at ground coverings for that area too. I guess the jobs don't stop once the house is built!
A few pictures below of the house happenings of the past few weeks....
|Getting closer to the finish line... for this area anyway!|
|The finished product (complete with mop streaks!)|
|Turf laying progress shot.|
|Our shag pile carpet!|
|Media room carpet.|
|Finally in our own bedroom ..... but the mattress is still on the floor!|
|My bargain find at Far Pavilions - $105.00 reduced from $350.00 - currently in our entry way!|