Monday, November 30, 2009

Sorry that I haven't been blogging much lately peeps but my computer died a few weeks ago and Mark's only works when it wants to. A little bit has happened but not too much, definitely not photo worthy :D.

So, it all started last Wednesday when we had our PCI (practical completition inspection). Unfortunately it was my Wednesday to work so Mark had to go it alone, but I had the feeling that he could handle it by himself ;). After me annoying him with my phonecalls, he told me that it went well, but our poor house looked like it had blue chicken pox.

Our SS addressed all of our concerns and most of them were to be fixed (and some not, boo!!) and we were pleased to see that most things were just to be touch up jobs by the painters. After the PCI, we were happily told that our handover date was to be the following Wednesday the 2nd of Dec, Woohoo!! Finally.

Our excitement fell just as fast as it rose when the bank told us that we shouldn't get our hopes up as they don't think that they will be able to do the valuation within that time frame (another boo!!).

So that is the latest for us. We still have absolutely no idea when we will be moving in, but it will be soon. The most frustrating thing is that it's the busiest time of the year for us, so it's really hard to take time off work. Luckily the girls (especially the manager) are really good about it all and are willing to help out so we can get handover.

Sorry, this post is all over the place, is a bit early for blogging :D. Will let you know if anything else eventuates.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

first clean ... done.

Well here is a pic fest if I ever saw one :D. So I went by the house yesterday after work to meet Mark. He had put in the shower screens in the ensuite and was finishing off the data cable thingamejigs. It was also apparent that the cleaners had been in and done the first clean. It was nice to see the carpet and I must say, apart from me loving the colour that we have chosen, it was quite comfy and great to lean somewhere in the house without getting dirty. The shower in the main bathroom will be done this week and hopefully the glass in the shower niches after that, but we aren't in a hurry for them.
(above) our bedroom windows.
(above) our ensuite mirrors.
(above) our shower screens in the ensuite - great job baby :D.

(above) our home theatre room.(above) our beautiful kitchen.
(above) a different view of the kitchen, I am standing under the rangehood, hehe, and I don't touch it LOL.
(above) our laundry.
(above) our main bathroom.
(above) view from the leisure room.
(above) view of the door handles.
(above) view of Mark doing the data cable thingamejigs.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

timber floors... done.

Well after an eventful, crazy and sleepless weekend, Mark has finally finished laying the timber floors. Thanks also to our bro Michael and friend Andy, who gave up their time for a weekend of nailing, glueing, hammering and putting up with Mark :P. I must say that it looks gorgeous and am so excited to start dressing my brand new home. Hopefully soon after we settle in we may actually be able to start seeing our wonderful and very patient friends again. Here are some pics.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

timber steps...done

Mark has begun the stressful but rewarding task of laying our timber flooring. He started with the steps and they look fantastic. I love them, and am so happy to have such a handy husband.

No news yet on when we are able to move in. Our SS has seemed to gone AWOL, and we are a little disheartened as everyone else that we know who are building are almost done. We are thinking that he is waiting for Mark to finish the flooring so that the painters can come in and finish the skirting and the rest of the painting. We will see. Lucky I have a patient sister and brother in law :).