Sunday, October 25, 2009


Yes we're in. No phone or internet connection yet.
Photos to follow

Thursday, October 15, 2009


As predicted this week has been a busy week. Busy but productive - a bit of project management and it amazing what you can get done in a short space of time.

Monday the carpet was laid upstairs. A friend suggested we wouldn't do better than Fowles Austions and they were right (so far). The young guy who laid it was very good.

Tuesday & Wednesday we had the timber 'engineered flooring' laid which wasn't too bad. We used a system called Readyflor Uniclic that uses a patented tongue n grove system that requires no glueing. The variety is 'blackbutt' Australian hardwood - see photo.

The painters have been in all week but the rain has beaten them before they could paint the last of the outside items. We still have the crappy buff paint on the upper weatherboards - legal action pending.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Thats right on Friday we had our hand over where the house is now our responsibilty.
It was a bit of an anticlimax as there are still so many little niggly things to be done.
It was a quiet week at the house except for Friday? So as a result we'll have to have the painter, the electricain, the lock smith, the plumber and the chippy all back to finish things also we have no gas or phone connection, the fence, the toilet, the excess concrete has to be removed and of course the upstairs cladding is still painted that shitty mustard colour.
So this week I've organised Carpet Monday, Timber flooring Tuesday & Wednesday, Skirtings Thursday, Appliances Friday, move Saturday - Sunday. I need to get a dingo to clean out the driveway and get some crushed rock so we can get a truck in.
Oh and work as well

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Getting close now. This week saw the installation of the showers and mirrors. Rob has also finished the shelving, put all the door handles on and weather strips.

Really the bathrooms are about done so here is a photo of each
Main bathroom
Master en-suite
Guest room en-suite
Down stairs toilet
...and the laundry minus the drier and washing machine.