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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, March 27, 2014

Finally....the reveal!

A little teaser of what is to come....
Anastasia from re-do my space has written a blog post to show us BEFORE and AFTERS of some of my rooms. Anastasia's passion for her work meant that the post is HUGE and it was too difficult to embed in the blog.
Click on the link below and then click on the file icon in the top lefthand corner. Select OPEN - it should take you to the document. Enjoy having a look


Thursday, March 20, 2014

The mystery of the cloudy windows

I can just imagine the heated conversations in the offices of Airlite Windows in a few hours. The mystery has been solved but not yet resolved. Part of Eden Brae's package is to put the relatively expensive ComfortPlus film on all of our windows to increase energy efficiency. Well, some poor sod at Airlite put it on the wrong side of the glass on many of our windows (the outside) and the acid wash used to clean the bricks has damaged the film. These 9 windows will need to be replaced outright and all the others (not damaged yet) will be reversed when they return to complete their work. The glazier who came to visit today explained that we will from time to time, see slight cloudy depending on the light but it will then disappear. The windows are also more prone to condensation due to the film. Now, we just have to wait for a few weeks whilst the glass is ordered/made/shipped/installed.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

HOME magazine

Today was the day that I got out of my gymgear and spruced up a little for an interview and photoshoot with NewsCorp. Eden Brae selected us to feature our house in a double page spread in the coming weeks/months. The lovely Anastasia from redo my space worked so hard accessorising and styling the rooms whilst I fluffed around. They took photos of the outside, the family/kitchen/meals, media room, master bedroom & ensuite. I'll let you know when it is going to be published - as long as we get warning!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Oh my!

Just discovered this today. The handrail is coming away from our hugely expensive, upgraded staircase. Of course, this is mere days after our Maintenance Inspection. Funny how we had a cheaply installed staircase at our previous home that after 11 years was showing no sign whatsoever of falling apart. We have been here 4 months - disappointing.
I will be in contact with Eden Brae to see what can be done and at this stage, who's responsibility it is?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

First swim in the pool

A return of the sunny weather meant that a swim was in order. A little cold but thoroughly enjoyed.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Maintenance Inspection

I have just finished with my 13 week maintenance inspection (6 weeks late). I was armed with photos of issues so that I was as quick & efficient as possible. In hindsight, I should have ordered them so that all top floor ones were together, bottom floor, outside ones etc. Jason, the maintenance supervisor, was a pleasure to deal with and I am happy to report that all 45 items on my list will be dealt with by the external company MJH.
So just as we were celebrating the end of tradesmen being around, here we go again!!