Playing for change, have a listen, I defy you not to sing along...

Monday, August 24, 2009

TOP floor please - all aboard...

Yes we are on the way to the TOP floor please!

It is very creative how they have arranged all that wood isn't it? Looks like a house? Don't you think?

This first piccie is of the front view from the street and you can see the Front door in the middle and the Formal Lounge to the right.
You can also see all the frames for the top floor piled on top. There is actually a floor up there already. The builders will be back tomorrow to start on the top floor. Thank goodness that horrible wind has gone. (Must have been the Indian curry!)hahaha

The second photo is of the bum view (the back..hahah OH I crack myself up with my jokes, OH! there is another one hahah). Wait till I just get control of myself again..

OK, the REAR view is the one with the windows on the ground, in front of the Theatre Room. The space next to that is the sliding doors from the Kitchen and the next gap is the kitchen window above the sink. (No it won't go down to the ground, they WILL have to put a sink in and I WILL have to continue to wash up. Bugger). You can see how the doors will open out to the Al Fresco, which is the slab sitting there baking in the sun nicely.

The pic at the bottom is the one with the big metal joist (?) greenish in colour, that is the front view and that is the garage. Next to it is the front door.
Hopefully there will be pics of the top floor in situ, by the end of the week. I know, I know, I can hear you saying, OH goodie, I can't wait to see them. You are saying that aren't you? You know that if you are not saying that then there may NOT be a sausage on the barbie for YOU my friend...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What a PANE

No, not really just my attempt at bad humour.

The windows are there in a neat (well for building standards I would say neat) little, no make that Big pile. I am a bit worried about that one on the bottom though. It's on that gravel with a lot of weight on it, I reckon it will be scratched.
Just a little OOPS! broken sheet, I'm sure it will be fixed...and I got a free pen (and so did Rhonda) from Bexley Caringbah Sand (more free advertising) who left them as advertising on the gate, very, very clever advertising. Wish I had thought of that.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pretty as a picture FRAME

Yes, we have it, we are FRAMED. Now I know that it seems strange, all this fuss over concrete and timber. I would have thought so too, until I actually had to LIVE it. It seems to be such a sluggish journey that any type of momentum past the 5kms per hour sign is an achievement.
These past 3 weeks the builder has been steaming ahead, and that is great.
That pile of sticks has become the skeleton of our new home. I could even look through the front door all the way down to the back doors (and saw a very messy garden, gggrrr).

Yeehaaa. The lower storey is on it's way and maybe the top storey will be done by Friday? Stay tuned...could WE be so lucky...???

Friday, August 14, 2009

Frames but no picture yet...

Ahhhh yes, timber, timber, timberrrrrrr.....
I do prefer it in the form of a tree, or maybe a nice Dining Table, but today I will very happily settle for a pile of wood. Some frames arrived today. I think they may be the lower floor frames.
Stay tuned for more Monday. Beautiful weather for building isn't it?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What a pit

It's the size of a small city. Not quite. Ha ha. They have dug the VERY expensive pit, could have bought a new car for that, if that gives you some idea. Have attached a pic, bit hard to see, just dirt down the back, but believe me, the bank balance tells me that it is there. Underground. Here is the concrete for the delightful TWO water tanks. Don't go there...don't get me started. Grrrr. We were supposed to get frames delivered today I thought but maybe tomorrow. They've been good so far so I'm not complaining. Weather is perfect for building one might say? Thank you Mother Nature, only a woman could organise that on time.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What a drain...

Today, they dug the $18 grand pit in the ground with a lovely fashionable huge grate just so we don't forget about it and it's cost (not likely). Definite landscaping feature for sure. It's to catch the runoff from the TWO water tanks that we were told to install. Councils - don't you just love them? Grrrrrr. Piccie tomorrow, maybe...Hopefuly frames delivered tomorrow.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Waffles AND Icecream

Welll CONCRETEULATIONS to US! Here we have the S-L-A-B. Gorgeous isn't it? OH! and looky there, another Riser has appeared in the Laundry mmmmmm....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Waffling on...

Well here they are, the Waffles. Coming along niely isn't it? Still feels quite surreal though. Sorry about the shadow. If you click on the picture you get a clearer view. Well you did want to see it in detail didn't you? Probably as exciting as watching grass grow to you I guess. We are excited though! Those little hats look like the march of the crabs that you see on the National Geo Shows. eeewww.
Thank you Southies for your comments, so sweet, don't know how you get time, with your own new home now!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rising up in the world...

Well we have drain pipes. Risers to be correct. Those cute little white pipes are the drains that will contain the water from future sink loads of dirty dishes and washing machine loads of stinky sock water, poo and the copius amounts of loo paper that we seem to use. Amazing how one can be excited about little drain pipes isn't it? THere seems to be one missing in the Laundry as far as we can see, but have been assured by the builder that it's all done??? mmmmm.....There is also a load of Rio, hats and other stuff. The foam waffle pods are there. I have to wonder how that foam can hold up a whole 2 storey house. Gee it gives you a new appreciation of the humble Broccoli box dosn't it? I bet you will never look at another Broccoli box the same again. So by the end of the week I should be able to show you a photo of the S-L-A-B..whooo hooo.