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I am a SAHM who does work from home occasionally, dedicated to raising 3 Godly, independent, healthy children. Loving the home building process though it is not without challenges. I have fairly free reign over the creative aspect of the project...just not the financial side!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A very quiet week

All has been quiet on our Eden Brae house - no sign of action mostly due to the rain, I think. I did receive  phone call from the electrical company to inform us of an issue with our job. Our plans have recorded that we requested 2 external downlights in the eaves outside the study window. Um, we don't have any eaves there. Doh! We need to come up with some alternate or get credit for the downlights. I am waiting to hear back from them as to whether we can put on updown light there and one on the outer garage wall to balance it out.

I did say at the end of last week that there were some issues that I needed to get sorted with Troy from my time on site.
1) Our contract states that the shower niches are 270mm in height. I confirmed with Troy earlier in the year that the measurement was indeed the finished height. When I measured them on site, the timber framing is 270mm so by the time they put gyprock & tiling etc up, it will be significantly less. Troy said that he hadn't overlooked this and that it would be rectified.
2) One of our PCVs was to add extra noggins to every wall of the house(easier that specifying exactly which walls) We have some sports memorabilia to hang and want some large mirrors etc. There appeared to be no extra noggins at all. Troy will fix this.
3) I wasn't sure which way the front door would open and indeed which one would open. I wanted to check this before it was manufactured offsite. Tory was looking into this for me.

I am hoping that next week sees a flurry of activity at the EBH house and maybe even our current home sold ;-)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Frame inspection

We received our 'independent independent' inspection report yesterday. Some minor things to rectify at this stage. Well worth the money for our peace of mind.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Current home almost ready for sale

As we are getting our home ready for sale, I thought it would be a good time to take photos to store for our memories. It has been a great home to raise our 3 gorgeous children in - so quiet & bushy, across the road from the fantastic local school, no through traffic, great neighbours. Enjoy the photo tour!
No 10 in the bushy private access road - so quiet
Check out the enormous magnolia tree

About to make lemon butter from the abundant tree

The deck


And again...


Taya's room
Malia's room
Hugo's room
Master room

Towards ensuite & walkin

The million dollar (!) new vanity - if only I had a photo of the other one LOL

Main bathroom


Family area

Great view of the tiled benchtop - so retro!

New carpet - such a difference

Half the wine
From carport

The new study room

Play area of rumpus

The amazing deck

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Photo fest!!

I had a call from Troy yesterday letting me know that he would be on site most of the day and that the electricians would be there today and tomorrow. I told him that I would arrange to get AJ from Re-do My Space out there and I would inform him of the time. 8am was the elected time. We waited until 8:30am and I contacted Troy - no electricians, no Troy but I got permission to enter the site.

Looking at the kitchen & pantry

From our bedroom to the walkins & ensuite

Our ensuite

The aircon duct in the bedroom boxed in

Ensuite large window

Shower niche

Master bedroom




Studio/IT room

Looking to the kitchen/dining/rumpus


Back toward front door

New cladding at the rear

Hot water service

Serious drainage required

Alfresco to rumpus
There are some issues I need to get resolved with Troy - stay tuned!