Tuesday, April 27, 2010

We're now apparently at the point of giving my house a lid - the roof tiles were delivered yesterday and now they're being placed on the roof as we speak (it's good to have spies). Yesterday the poor plumber was roughing in the plumbing in the rain - the spy was most impressed that he was still working.

With the roof being formed - it's really starting to resemble a house. I can't wait to see it with some bricks on.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Here we have a patch of dirt growing some lumps of concrete

The portaloo

More dirt with concrete

Patch of dirt with plumbing and more rocks

Slightly out of sequence... smooth dirt

Just some of my pet rock collection

We have a slab and a frame... This is the sideway down from the garage to the backyard

Looking skyward...

The Dad and the Grandfather proudly looking on

I even have windows! The alfresco and back bedroom

The front door with transparent glazing... and a very smooth slab.

Looking through the ensuite wall...

Looking out to the backyard

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

We're slabbed

Got a phone call yesterday to tell me my slab was ready to be poured today... Dad took his daily trip through the estate and we can confirm I now am the proud owner of a lump of concrete :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I'm itching to see if anything has been done on the house today... unfortunately it was already dark by the time I got home that there would be no point going to Mernda as well.

The customer service from Carlisle has once again been fantastic - discovered a couple of discrepancies between my tender and my colour selections... The one thing I had trouble deciding on was the splashback colour - I ended up settling for Royal Beige 1/2 with a metallic finish on Starfire glass... unfortunately there were a couple of changes between what I started with and that one that got lost in translation between the colour girls and admin. My wonderful admin sorted it out very quickly.

The other was one that I just didn't know enough about to know if it was right or wrong till too late... At the initial sales stage I added a capped water point to my fridge space which I stupidly assumed they would put in a fridge space large enough to fit a fridge that had an icemaker in it. I was apparently wrong - when I was putting together a budget for the wishlist of things I need to look at purchasing eventually for the house I happened to look at fridge dimensions and found there wasn't a single fridge requiring capped water that would fit into the space that had been allowed. Once again the admin came through for me again and is having my plans redrawn to allow a larger gap for the fridge

Fingers crossed it continues this way