Friday, August 5, 2011

Kookaburras, joinery, sandstone and baths

I have a confession to make: I haven't posted all week because I didn't want to moan. It's been quite worrying the amount that has to be done prior to September 10 and it seemed as if none of it would ever happen. But I'm now pleased to say that after my visit to the house this morning, I don't have to do any moaning! Yay! Because lots has been happening and is scheduled to happen every day from here on in.

The sun was shining, it was a balmy 24 degrees and even the kookaburras were happy!

First up, pretty much all of the joinery has arrived on site.

The girls' bedroom joinery was being put in.

The sandstone is coming along at a cracking pace - it's like a jigsaw putting it together.

The back garden has turned into sandstone city.

The bath in the master bedroom ensuite has gone in and the plumbing begun.

The bathroom tiling will start next week, then the interior painting will begin and the wallpapering. The appliances and lights are ready to come on site as soon as they're given the green light and finally, the rest of the gutter corners have arrived which means the scaffolding can be taken down so the landscaping can begin.
It now really does feels that a home is being formed and that very soon we might be in it!

Goodness knows who decided to take these off and wander bare foot around a building site - unless he had something more fashionable to change into. But I like their look of laissez-faire, don't you?

So, it's adieu from me and the lone work boots lying casually on the 'lawn' by the pool.
Have a great weekend!


  1. Hooray - Yay!!! Am so happy for you. It's all looking so good and great the landscaping can begin- go, go, go everyone!!

  2. Wow - it's looks like it going to be an amazing house!

  3. hi lovely jane, thats a lot of work going on at once, isnt it?!!! wow, i bet you just cant wait to have it all finished, but it must be fun to watch it all come together!
    Laura xx

  4. Love that sandstone. And can completely understand how you feel, at points things have not moved at all with our reno and then all of a sudden it is happening again. So many ups and downs. Looks like you are making a lot of progress now though, how exciting! G

  5. It sure is go go go ...
    Well we all know the whole boots tan line isn't the best look so maybe he's working on his tan?!

  6. Great to see people fixing up houses instead of knocking them down. Here at Mirboo is the tiny old workers cottage we moved there and made into something great. Not tiny anymore but built and extended in the same style. We are condidering using lots of sandstone tiles when we start fixing up the hall next to it.


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