Well we are actually in!.. 😀We may not have technically finished.. but it’s in a habitable and filled state of house. The last few days have been some of the most tiring and demanding in my life, we moved half way around the world without this much “stuff to do”. 😂 So with it being January & most people still not remembering it’s 2017.. I thought I would take a moment to pop you all back in time to see what we have been up to.
We last left off with plumber issues and one working toilet..Well he came back slowly and did the bare minimum to get us in with Jon madly going round trying to help him. So we have… Three working toilets 🤗 hurrah and hot running water. What more do we need ?.. with it being summer we don’t actually need the hot water but hey..
Jon had installed all the blinds. The rooms all look finished off, clean simple and neat.
Rob (the Brickie Jon originally wanted for the house build)! Came to do our wall with his Labourer Mo *short for Mohammad, lovely funny guy from Persia. Rob is a really quick, clean Brickie.. and in no time our wall was up- leaving a 2 metre space for the bobcat to enter and dig the pool out. We watched from the house as our view of the sea from downstairs was blocked out. It does give us privacy, with so many windows and alfresco being close to the road on the side a necessity. Following Rob completing the back section also gave us a better idea of where & what time the shade falls in the garden and alfresco areas.Which I can bear in mind when I turn my thoughts to the garden and landscaping.. Also LOW priority list! 🤣
Southwest Plasterers Ross and his team were back to render the outside for us in cream sandfinish. All we have left to do is insert the wood effect slats along the tops.. which is on a LOW priority list somewhere?… 🤣 The hole will be filled up once the pool has been excavated on the 24th.
Inbetween all this happening we also had to complete our TOP priority lists.. some we have some well… who cares? Jon did all the hard bits and I followed finishing and fetching. The kitchen got a sparkly tiled splash back, along with the laundry and scullery. Jon stuck, I grouted- though next time we are swapping jobs as I have blisters on my blisters, and my hands are so sore n swollen. 😟
We had the tiler back to finish the bits he couldn’t do till the plumber had been. Which held up some Showerscreens going in. *some are still to be completed! (Surprise 😂😂). Jon siliconed and sealed those that had been done. Finished the blind installs-bricked up the store damage from the scaffolders with Robs help-dug out a footing for the planter and buried conduits for electric and water through it (the BBQ will be alongside it)-also made a wood scaffold so the aircon guys could FINALLY come back and complete.. guess what? We still don’t have aircon as they also need an electrical aircon installer to come connect it.. who like the rest of the team just don’t bother or have excuse after excuse…. BUT moving on 😬..we have a Roof full of insulation to go in stacked in the garage, the aircon guy will have to crawl through it now we can’t keep putting it off. All the kids were on strict orders to pack and clean rooms, Sammy did here’s before she started back at work and Georgie similar only with more stuff and a longer timescale 🤣. Inbetween the two-ing and fro-ing from each house with car fulls of boxes and bits amassed in three years we also had an inspection of the rental – as we are a” breaklease” *just a month though 😃. So Jon up here and me down there cleaning & hiding away boxes 📦 was just what we didn’t need… But it will save us a months rent if someone takes it, one lady will be back Tuesday for another look with her husband. It’s hard to hide the cracks and dirt with no furniture in though 😬
So that’s you all up to date on last / this year. I will finish doing bits with Jon, settle in and take some great shots and next time we will do “The MOVE Day”.. Just all know we are in, we’re happy.. over the moon happy actually 🙃 we just need a couple to recooperate. Catch u on the next one xx 😘