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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!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Some green for Christmas

Our lovely landscapers gave us some green for Christmas time - it makes such a difference which excites us for the rest of the greenery yet to come. Brad & I have not had lawn in our 12 years of marriage, in fact I have NEVER EVER had lawn. I know that the novelty may wear off when it needs mowing constantly.

And in other news, the plumbers were out this morning to fix a flooded undersink cupboard. Turns out that our pullout tap mixer is completely 'shot to pieces' (his words). He has put in a temporary one until mid-January so we don't need to deal with flooding every day.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Landscaping photo update

New letterbox

Ready for travertine paving

Extra alfresco area

New table tennis table being put to use by the sleepover girls!

Friday, December 13, 2013


The children's bedrooms have been decorated by yours truly. They were able to pick their own theme. For some, it was easy to decide (Seaweed & Sand and Sports) and for another not so easy. I wanted to keep the walls as neutral as possible, just using furnishings for colour.

Sports room for the middle child (8yo)

Babooshka dolls for Miss 6.5 - nice afternoon sun floods in

Seaweed and Sand for Miss 10

Am I dreaming?!

This looks suspiciously like Concept Pool workers! WOW! Sadly, they said it is a quick & easy job and should only take about 2 hours to complete. Why on earth did it takes 7 weeks to get here then?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Landscaping photos

As requested by someone - laundry photo

The gorgeous wreath given to us today by one of the teachers at school - excuse the dusty door!
The start of our letterbox

Monday, December 9, 2013

Another pool non-update

Following the no-show on Friday, I contacted the owner of Home Option Gallery. HOG have a display room where various companies (such as Concept Pools) can provide fittings and finishings for Eden Brae Homes. Not knowing where to turn and having spoken to Alan before, I gave him a call. Today, we had a discussion surrounding the issues and he promised to find out what was going on. Within an hour, I had an SMS letting me know that they would be on site to do the plumbing on Thursday or Friday. I won't hold my breath. The rain we have had this evening might delay them another 2 weeks (hint of sarcasm to be noted) What puzzles me is that on Monday December 2, I was given an estimated date of Friday December 6. Without more than 2-3mm of rain hitting the ground, it has now blown out to a week later???
A  big thankyou to HOG for listening to me and validating how I am feeling about the situation. Here's hoping that we can all work towards a solution ie. a completed pool!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pool update

Just joking! There isn't one! Concept Pools are still too busy to get out to see our site. November has been the wettest in 6 years so there is a backlog. Not sure how that happens - our landscapers have been working here every day bar ONE in November. They just continue to work in the rain.
Unfotunately this now means that there is very little work for the landscaping guys to do until Concept Pools have shown up and they may need to pull up stumps for the time being.
6 weeks and counting since we informed them that their services were required.....

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Landscaping progress photos

Driveway getting ready to be formed up

Side path

Extra alfresco area outside family room window

More things for the 3 month check

Just wanting to keep a visual list of things to raise when we have our 3 month check in January. Here are some more issues to add to it. My personal favourite is the stairway wall, most visible in the morning sun.

Ooops! Hole was cut too big.

Anyone else see the bubbles and the timber behind?

Looking good, eh?!

Very obvious and only just appeared. Nothing in the bathroom capable of doing that so my guess is it was done by a tradie and they tried to patch it unsuccessfully.

Vanity pop-up waste won't depress