I swear, our neighbours must think that we are mad. So here we are in the middle of the dark with Mark piggy backing me around the land so my feet don't get too muddy. Trying to take photo's without standing in the concrete piers. But we did it and here is the proof, photo's as promised, although I must admit, my photography skills are nowhere near as good as Queen Fee One and King Steve :D.
Mark got a call today from our new SS, Yay!!! We have been told that weather permitting, we should have our slab by next Friday, which means, photos :) fingers crossed that the rain goes away for another few weeks at least, will keep you posted.
Can you believe it, (cos I can't) it has happened. Wisdom got our letter from the bank!!! We got the call from our broker last night to tell us. So all we have to do now is pay the difference in price from the post contract variations, which we had organised with wisdom months ago, but I guess it took the bank just a little longer to cotton on :D. I was thinking about it last night and realised that it has taken 6 months to the day. It seems like that is the standard number when it comes to getting through all of the paperwork, and it's seems silly that it only takes a few months to build. I guess it's like my dad always says " if you want to do something right, it's 90% preparation." It's funny how excited that I have been through this whole process. From picking our colours, to having our pegs put in, to getting our port-a-loo and I am constantly saying to Mark that he doesn't seem to be getting very excited about it at all. But now the funny thing is that it seems that the roles have been reversed. I don't know if it's cos I don't want to get my hopes too high up, or cos there is soo many other crazy things going on in our life atm or even because I've been wide awake since 3:00 this morning. But I think that I am all 'excited' out. Don't get me wrong, I am still jumping on the inside but I am just not doing my usual running around like a maniac doing my ever charming (and I am sure my husband loves me for it ;D ) spastic happy dance. Can I ask? Has anyone else gone through this? Is it a permenant emotion, or is it that it's just one of those crazy 'ups and downs' moments that comes along with the joy of building? (as crazy at it is sometimes, I know that it is worth it in the end.)
So with a smile on my face and a lethargic swing in my step, I say, bugger off rain and watch out Spring Farm, the dempseys are coming... well, on their way LOL!!!
We just found out the other day that the hold up with the bank still continues. Apparently what the problem was that they hadn't lodged our FHOG -whether they forgot or not isn't being said. Our broker tells us that we should find out either Friday or Monday. I am trying not to think about it too much so that the times goes a little faster ;)
I went out early this morning to have a look at our land before work. It was really good to see that it was nice and quiet on a sunday morning - I don't think that it will be the same during the week though.
Our pile of dirt. Our block finishes just after the dirt pile.
Signs of our split level.
The top floor is our bedroom (closest) and the garage (furthest).
Why can't I stop saying that? :D ... One of our fantastic (soon-to-be) neighbours has just given me the BEST news ever -thanks 1sttimer. We have started Yay Yay Yay. I knew that I needed to drive past after work this afternoon and didn't, only to come home and see a message saying that there had been a pretty big cut done on our land yesterday. I am going to go to work early in the morning so that I can take some pics and post them up for everyone to see.
I just got a phone call from Mark telling me we should be getting the letter from the bank today. He also mentioned that Miss A just rang and told him that we should be starting next week all being well and that if this happens, the completion date will be the 27th of October. Yay Yay Yay!!! I know that It will most probably be later than that cos we are building during winter but I am still excited. We just would like to be in before Christmas and I have been informed that our family christmas day lunch will be held at our place this year :D ... I have warned everyone that it may be a take away on the floor kinda christmas LOL.
Ooh, I forgot to tell you that we got a phone call on Monday from Dilorenzo saying that they are ready for our tile appointment... I am more than a little nervous about this part of the process. I hope there are some nice tiles in the standard range :D... I only say this as one day eventually we would like to put down timber floors, but because we have still yet to have kids and pets running around we thought that tiles were the best option for now :D
I was on my way to work this morning and was running a little bit early (for a change), so I thought that I would quickly drive past our land - not that I was expecting anything different - and low and behold... a sign :D.
EXTERIOR. Roof: Bristile - Shake (Slate) Gutter: Colourbond (Ironstone) Fascia: Colourbond (Surfmist) Eaves: White Smoke Bricks: Austral - Urban One (Silver) Mortar: Flush (Off White) Windows: Aluminium (Pearl White) Front Door: Colour to match Monument Garage: Panel Lift - Contemporary (Surfmist) Driveway: Plain (Charcoal) We want to render parts of the front of the house at a later date. Render Colour: Dulux - Toffee Fingers (for my garage) Dulux: Blind Date (top section of the front of the house)
BATHROOM AND ENSUITE. Vanity Top: Laminex - Natural Finish (Stipple Seal) Cupboard Door: Laminex - Flint Finish (White) Wall Tiles: White Porcelain Rectified 300x600 Niches: Mark is going to put colourback glass in them
INTERNAL PAINT. Ceilings: White Doors, Architraves and Skirtings: Taubmans White Smoke Wall colour : Taubmans - Kid skin
After getting married in March 2009, my brand new husband and I are building our first home together. We are soo excited to be able to share this experience with each other and can't wait to start making new memories after our home is built.....
Now, almost 10 months later, after moving into our home and whilst frantically completing our much needed jobs around the house, I embark on a brand new journey. My health. It seems that the stresses involved in building and the contentment that is attatched to marital bliss has allowed me to let my health and fitness slip by the wayside. My new journey is one of health and wellbeing. Where I may learn more about my passion, nutrition, and maybe lose a few extra kilos in the meantime.