Tuesday, 30 April 2013

30.04.13 - Our House is Finished!!!!!

Our beautiful McDonald Jones Home is finished (apart from the final exterior cleaning and a few minor fixable issues) and it is gorgeous!!

Wednesday - cat's are off to the cattery for 2 days of spa treatment and pedicures!
Our removalists arrive tomorrow morning to pack everything.
I will be at work, Michael at home supervising the packing.
In the afternoon the final-final inspection and we WILL receive our keys!!
(it was supposed to be yesterday)
All going well, we move the fish and fish tank in the evening - what a major production this is going to be...

Thursday - removalists are back to pick up and deliver to our new home!
Blinds are being installed in the afternoon.

Friday - concrete guy arriving for final measure and quote for driveway and alfresco.
There's something else we are supposed to do on Friday................ hhmmmmm!

Saturday - Foxtel and BBQ arrive, then a well over due haircut for me and we have a much needed dinner with friends!!

Sunday - if I can move after all that I might just make it to the lounge and relax and take in the countryside views from our living room window.

Busy busy busy... and exhausted and happy!!

Oops forgot... pick up the cats!!


Michael's man cave (media room)


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

17.04.13 - Practical Completion Inspection

It's official - our Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) is booked in for 10am Monday 22 April!!!   Very excited!!

PCI = 
the building works are complete except for minor omissions and defects that do not prevent the building works from being reasonably capable of being used for their usual purpose'.

We are armed and ready to check everything - PCI checklist, building tender, electrical plans, colour selection paperwork, other details/changes by emails - to check we have received everything we asked/paid for, spirit level, hairdryer, light globes, golf ball. We haven't engaged an independent inspector, but we have a copy of the checklist they use anyway.

So if everything is fine, we will possibly have our keys before ANZAC day!!

Our bank went out and evaluated the house yesterday... so hopefully they will be happy to make the final payment on time!

We are now busy getting quotes for fences and looking into decomposed granite/cement driveway and paths (instead of concrete).

Removalist is coming in tomorrow to estimate how many trucks they need to send to move us.

Busy busy busy!!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

09.04.13 - Fences - Gone !!

The builder's fences were removed today . . .

Very exciting. . .  1 day closer!

Friday, 5 April 2013

06.04.13 - Odds and ends and not much more . . .

This week the reverse cycle air conditioning has been installed. It's a huge external unit. 

       - ActronAir ESP Plus - 3 phase - 4 zones - 9 outlets

Plus, the Media Room and TV points and antenna are done, and speakers in the ceiling in the lounge, dining, master bedroom and the alfresco are in... 

Also had a visit from the site cleaner who will remove all building rubbish and move some of the soil around to finish off the building site. He has offered to bring in 2 tonnes of gravel to set up our temp driveway and remove some of the grass and weeds, he told us the scaffolding will come down week after next, then it can't be much longer after that for handover to occur... niiiiice!! 

Finally, this morning we had a 7.30am meeting (yes you read that right - 7.30AM) with our Garden Designer - so now we have a 'plan' for what we will do with the outdoor space, gardens, pathways etc... very exciting!!

As a side note - not sleeping very well lately, all the anticipation of waiting to be told when we can have the keys for our house etc is making me restless.