Building A New House
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!941
Jul 09, 2008 9:58 am
That is so fantastic that handover went smoothly. The house looks great! I too can't wait to see the pics with flooring and furniture in place
Good luck with the rest of the move and may the weather gods be smiling on you
Building with DFH - carpet installed!
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!946
Jul 09, 2008 11:49 pm
Yah ho. Started a day part and moving in the same day. Who would have thought during all the stages of our journey it would end up this way.
Will be thinking of you as I log boxes back & forth.
Thanks so much for sharing
Grandview 36 on Beautiful Bribie
Site Start Dec 5th 2007
Projected completion May 12th 2008 NOPE
Handover 24th June 2008
Moved in 11th July 2008
Wating on one final thing - Still - Oct 2009
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!947
Jul 10, 2008 12:53 am
Hey guys, well i've spent 13 hours at the house today, from 8.30 am to 9.30pm when i locked the door behind us. I can't remember when i've been this tired!!!
Anyway, the Spotted Gum timber floor is half done. The colour looks different under different lights. The downlights and the camera flash have changed the colour in some of these pics....But i'm definitely in LOVE with the Spotted Gum. Just like my Nova Aurora benchtops, i'm so glad i selected them. Anyway, more blinds installed today, more boxes unpacked and some rooms are beginning to take shape...with my little touches!
Some more piccies before i go to bed....have an early start tomorrow, 7.30am when the tradies turn up to install the appliances. Telstra comes tomorrow too which will be good, then i can apply for internet!!!
Two of Henley's Maintenance guys turned up today and rectified the minor issues....Great effort guys!
Just the garage door and insulation now to rectify and we're done! Hopefully that will be done soon.
And how do i keep our 4yo quiet for that long??? It was difficult, but:
LOL, you use whatever works!!!!!!!!!
I'll try to update you all tomorrow, but i will be at the house for about 14+hours, so might not have the energy to type....bad enough driving home when you're THAT tired.....
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!948
Jul 10, 2008 1:22 am
Gee you were good to post tonight. You must be exhausted!! Love the floors, very different colours in the different light. Looking great though. Love the accessories in the Ensuite too.
Poor Master 4yo. It's a bit boring for the littlies isn't it? Shame you couldn't leave him with someone for the day.
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!949
Jul 10, 2008 11:18 am
WOW! Love how it is coming together P
Love the spotted gum floors - we will definatly be having this, seeing it on your floors now
Love the oyster linea cupboads in the bath/ensuite - another selection we will be having
Your 4y.o is devine - gorgeous eyes
Thank-you for taking the time to update us all - hope you get plenty of rest in between
My karma ran over your dogma
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!951
Jul 10, 2008 11:59 am
Congrats!! Love those pics. I love the colours too ... especially your wall. It stands out in your pics
I'm sure you're having fun decorating right now. It's tiring but worth it
I think, therefore, I am!
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!953
Jul 11, 2008 12:49 am
Thanks so much everyone!!!
Today certainly has been a stressful day at the house.
7.30am start for the appliances to arrive, so i was up early with kids to be there on time. The plumbers decided to turn up after 11.00 so i was not happy having only slept a few hours....(hard to sleep - i couldn't switch off the brain last night, so only slept about 4hrs.....). I was that tired, i grabbed a spare doona and a pillow, wrapt ourselves up in front of the electric heater and slept for a few hours on the concrete floor whilst the timber installers did their thing,(yes we slept through all the noise of the saw and hammering!) We couldn't keep our eyes open and it has been extremely tiring for Matthew, our 4yo. So we both had a nap for a few hours...
Anyway, the oven's in, and the HWS is in, BUT......
HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!!!!
Our water is not draining correctly. The plumbers filled the spa to test it and when they drained it, it started to flood the toilets and i could hear bubbling in the sinks and basins around the house too!!!!
So the plumbers left without letting me know who and when someone is going to come back and fix it??? And left the big monstosity of a box and pallet from the oven for us to dispose of...I don't think so, our bin was removed weeks ago so they're going to have to come back and get it themselves!
I'm still waiting for a response from someone, we can't even flush the toilet twice as it gets dangerously close to the top!
Not happy at all!!!!
We officially move in and will be sleeping there tomorrow so this better get fixed really quickly!!! Nothing has overflowed thank goodness, but its not a nice start to a new home is it?
Anyway, after 14.5 hours at the house today, i'm pooped again. Off to bed then back first thing in the morning for the 3rd day of timber installation and the carpet laying. Expecting a phone call early from Henley with a timeframe for a solution to our urgent drainage issue.
OH and the damn Telstra technican failed to show up today although we were booked in for 8am - 12pm???? So my blood was really boiling today!!!
I probably wont update for a few days as we'll be in the house, but i will get back to you all soon and let you know how it all went.......
YES...with photos too!!!
Take care all!!!
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!954
Jul 11, 2008 8:19 am
Oh you poor thing. A plumbing issue is the last thing you need when moving in to a house you have waited sooooo long for. I hope they sort it out quickly for you.
Your timber floor looks great, I can't wait to see what carpet you chose.
Isn't it amazing what little sleep us Mums can live with?!! Without turning too evil
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Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!956
Jul 11, 2008 9:58 am
Oh Nic I am so sorry!!! That is awful about the plumbing - your right someone better come in quick smart to fix it - this is not a problem that can be put on hold!! I hope it gets sorted quick smart.
How cute about you and DS falling asleep together on the floor
Boo Telstra! They did the same thing to me
Have fun with the official move, get plenty of rest, the pics and updates can wait (but not too long )!!
My karma ran over your dogma
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!957
Jul 11, 2008 10:09 am
oh no!!!! Gee, I really hope that H3nl3y gets onto that today. That is the last thing you need right now. Hope it all goes/went smoothly and that you get some much need sleep!
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!958
Jul 11, 2008 10:44 am
Nothing has overflowed thank goodness, but its not a nice start to a new home is it?
Geez, they better fix that especially if you are moving in too stay
Doesn't surprise me with telstra
Good luck with the plumbing
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!959
Jul 11, 2008 11:14 am
Oh no! Hopefully they'll be back to sort it out today.
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!960
Jul 11, 2008 11:32 am
That is horrible. At least there has been no actual flooding so that's one positive. Why wasn't the plumbing/drainage checked earlier??
What a lovely little boy you have. With all the demands that have been placed on him, (at this stage there's no choice!) he is still happy and making things easy for you. He's gorgeous! Kids continually surprise me with their adaptability and resilience.
It would have been lovely if someone had taken a quick snap of you guys asleep.
Hope it all gets sorted.
I leave you to fend for yourself, figure things out yourself.
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