Saturday, November 21, 2009

Yippee.....we're getting our Final Occupancy Certificate!!!!!!!
The private certifier gave our place the "all-clear", even without the turf & gardens done. That's a relief. We were a little concerned because the tree we had to replace (due to the driveway) was supposed to be planted on our block - NO WAY !! So instead, we planted a bottle brush on our nature strip :




Now we can go ahead & install our AC the way we want it !!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's a searing 39 degrees today & will be hotter over the weekend. That has definitely canned any plan we had for this weekend to bring in soil, in preparation for turf laying next weekend.

So the soil & turf will go in next weekend - the whole job done in 2 DAYS - where the temps are forecasted to be in the low to mid 20s. What a relief that will be. But 2 days to do it all???

The aluminium infill panels for our side fence have finally been ordered !!! What a marathon that was, to decide on the style, supplier, etc..... However, they won't be ready for 4 weeks so we've had to put up barricades around the house to protect our newest addition, Mojo :

Friday, November 6, 2009

Not much to add at this point. A couple of pics of paving.

Have only recently returned from a 4 week holiday & S is madly trying to catch up with work at work! Hence, very little time to work on the paving on the weekends - hard at it on the laptop.

Ho hum, this will just have to be a long drawn out affair, along with the fencing!

The utility side of the house :



The street-side of the house, looking toward the front of the block :


Looking back the other way to the back of the house :


Looking from the front entry acros the front wall of the house :


Have run out of pavers & retaining wall blocks. Won't be able to complete the paths for another 2 weeks!

Also waiting for the rain to clear up, to be able to once again 'ROUND UP' the grass & weeds. Hopefully, this weekend. Then the soil & turf can be laid! No more dirt in the house - can't wait!