I have some amazing news. We got our house keys last Thursday morning. I know, I know, I should have probably posted before now to tell you, but honestly we have been so, so busy.
It was very early and we were very tired when we took this photo, but I swear we are ecstatic 🙂
We have done a lot of work there over the weekend already and our tiles were starting to be laid today which is hella exciting 🙂
I also had to share with you my new little friend and first Pop! Vinyl 🙂 Dancing Groot 🙂
So a LOT has been happening house-wise. Before Christmas we were told there would be a 40 day delay.
So naturally I was pretty pissed. We have already been waiting over two years (from when the land was first purchased) and I think I have been patient enough. I decided we had been nice long enough and I started to make some noise. My first step was a scathing email in response to their 40 day delay letter with their “evidence” and I went through how this evidence was anecdotal and therefore completely unnaceptable as a reason for delay. They didn’t respond so I started calling. On the first call I asked why my email had been ignored, said I wasn’t impressed that my concerns didn’t seem important to them, then I said that from now on all calls, emails etc. were to go through me (not my Husband) because obviously I needed to keep a closer eye on the builder as their communication skills to date have been abominable. All of a sudden we are being told there will be no delay and our house will be delivered before time.
Haha. It’s amazing what happens when someone who is normally lovely to their builder all of a sudden becomes politely assertive LOL.
So it looks like we will be getting our keys possibly as early as next week which is just a little bit ahead of schedule 🙂 This works out well because we have to then get our floors done. Another last minute nasty surprise we found out we would have to pay for.
Here are some photos of the build:
Getting close to lock up stage!
Lock up time. LOVE our garage door!
We kind of snuck in the fence to do these photos 🙂
If you missed out on the earlier house update posts and want to catch up please check out Post 1 and Post 2.
I know this house update is very, very tardy (sorry Amy 🙂 ), but it is here now and we have made some great strides. I believe last time we talked we had a slab right? Well after that we got some frames:
First one floor…
‘scuse the porta loo 🙂
Then two floors…
Then they did all the piping and whatnot…
pipes and stuff… also the back view of the house
and finally started laying bricks woohoo
Then a little more brickwork and scaffolding to keep the guys safe as they do the roof tiles…
The above was taken on Sunday along with the one below which shows our roof tiles have arrived woohoo. It is hard to tell from the photo, but we also have our gutters in.
our Babylon roof tiles.
Everything is really starting to slowly take shape 🙂
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…
Organised dirt woohoo!
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 🙂