We have progress! Progress you guys, PROGRESS! Can you believe it?!?!?!?! I almost can’t. In fact as soon as they rang us and said they had done something I said we had to go for a drive because I couldn’t believe it.
So the Friday before last we went to see our organised dirt…
Then the following Monday Hubby got the all clear from the specialist to ride his bike again and Tuesday morning promptly took off for a jaunt down to the lot and back and low and behold what did he find???
Slab party everyone… slab party hahaha.
Can’t believe we finally have movement on this 🙂 I finally feel able to have some excitement about our soon to be new home! Our first real home together 🙂
September 21st, 2015 at 4:22 pm
It’s BEAUTIFUL! 😉
I totally remember how it feels! We were delayed over a year before our house was ready… But once they get going, the house goes up fast. Before you know it, you’ll be moving in!
So happy for you both! And to read an update!!
Ps- it’s so weird to see a house without a basement lol
September 21st, 2015 at 4:47 pm
Thank you! She’s a nice slab of concrete isn’t she lol.
Hahaha I know right, it is weird for me to always see houses being built in other countries where a basement is the norm. I fear if we had a basement though things would go in there and they would never be seen again, we would totally have a black hole basement. An attic on the other hand ahh I have always wanted an attic Library 🙂
September 21st, 2015 at 8:56 pm
I’ve always wanted an attic that was made into a room. Then I read “Flowers in the Attic”….
Our basement does have a lot of crap in it but the garage is worse lol. Eventually we will finish the basement into a nice rec room or play room or something…
Do you know how long until you move in?
September 22nd, 2015 at 1:54 pm
Oh. My. God. I have never read that book so I wikipedia’d it… Oh. My. God. Why do I always learn something fascinating yet disturbing from you hahaha.
We think it will be next April at this stage.
September 22nd, 2015 at 10:11 pm
Lol, it’s true! I do always give you disturbing information!
April is t bad… It rains a lot here during the April to June months… Not sure what it’s like there? Either way, just a few months to go!!
September 22nd, 2015 at 10:13 pm
Ughhhhhhhh I meant April ISNT bad
September 23rd, 2015 at 11:57 am
April here is just at the very start of winter which isn’t the best time for planting (although money-wise it is pretty good) and it is a great time to buy stuff to build a deck because people don’t build in winter so all the materials are really cheap!
September 21st, 2015 at 4:35 pm
It looks totally amazing so far! And such a great view!!
September 21st, 2015 at 4:48 pm
I know I love our view. Not bad for a first home. Hopefully one day we can have a view of country and water (pipe dreams haha) 🙂
September 21st, 2015 at 4:49 pm
It is so exciting to see the progress!!
September 21st, 2015 at 4:52 pm
Thanks, I am stoked! 🙂
September 21st, 2015 at 5:50 pm
happy for you, it’s always exciting to get the building started. Then you only have all those choices to make about carpet, vinyl, tiles, furnishings, paint, curtains, etc, etc, 🙂
September 22nd, 2015 at 1:24 pm
Haha funnily enough we made all those choices over a year ago. For some reason we had to make all the decisions before they started on the place, something to do with making sure they had all the stock etc. to avoid delays. We will probably do some of our own painting when we get in there and we are doing plantation shutters on some of the windows, haven’t decided curtain-wise yet.
September 22nd, 2015 at 4:47 pm
Plantation shutters are lovely. Must have been hard trying to visualise what the space was going to look like and then picking the bits to go with it. I guess they had virtual layouts you could look at. Nice that you have the exciting bits to look forward to then. 🙂
September 22nd, 2015 at 4:52 pm
We could look at a display home, but yes trying to visualise it was very difficult haha. Then a year later we are signing the final papers and I am going, “did we pick this colour, wow, okay I guess there was a reason for that” I honestly couldn’t remember why some of them had been picked LOL.
September 21st, 2015 at 8:19 pm
Oh this is so exciting for you! Hope that pesky rain stays away and you have a quick pain free build. xx
September 22nd, 2015 at 1:48 pm
Thanks! It is very exciting! 🙂
Well it was supposed to rain all last week when they did the slab on Monday and it didn’t rain until Thursday night and it was only a sprinkle so I am pretty happy with that. I think the time I was most worried about it raining was when they put the slab down. Hopefully the Spring rains keep off a little bit though 🙂
September 22nd, 2015 at 12:37 am
That’s awesome! It looks like it’s in a really nice area. Can’t wait to see when they have more done. Congratulations!
September 22nd, 2015 at 1:55 pm
It is a really pretty area that hasn’t been too built out. We are hoping it stays that way, but who knows.
September 22nd, 2015 at 12:44 pm
Hooray!!! Cement is beyond exciting!!! It’s amazing to see how fast things go once they actually get started. So excited for you!
September 22nd, 2015 at 1:55 pm
I know, so exciting! Can’t wait to go down this weekend and see if more is done. How long did your cement take to cure?
September 23rd, 2015 at 4:51 am
Umm… I don’t remember. Not too long, a day or two I think. I’d have to go back and look through pics lol
September 23rd, 2015 at 12:43 pm
That’s okay. I was just thinking of going down again this Friday to see if the frame work has started, but if it needs over a week to cure then there probably wasn’t any reason to go down 🙂
I predict a lot of petrol use in the next 6 months of my future hahaha.
September 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm
So I went back and looked…they poured the footers on 3/19, they were dry on 3/22, and they started the walls on 3/23. Ours though, they did all the basement walls first before they did the floor. Yours is going up differently, so I’m not sure how that will work. But I would think you’d see SOMETHING more by Friday!!
The sales agent also sent us weekly updates, along with pictures. You should see if they can do that for you!
September 24th, 2015 at 1:29 pm
Thanks for doing that, you didn’t have to. Oooh there should be a lot going on then if I go down tomorrow because it will be a week and 4 days by then 🙂
That’s awesome that the sales agent sent you photos, we totally should ask about that 🙂 What a great extra service.
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