After a frustrating couple of weeks where the tilers were AWOL I’m pleased to say that they arrived early this morning and are busy laying the main floor tiles and finishing the en-suite.
The step down for the split level:
The SS called from the site to go over a few details and as I couldn’t visualise what he was trying to explain I shot up to see him as we rent just around the corner. Bonus being I got a quick look around the house as it has been a couple of weeks since we’ve been inside as we are now locked out.
The showers screens and mirrors are now in, another item off the ‘To Do’ list:
Main Bath Vanity:
He also gave us our Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) date – 1st December – with handover on December 14th if there are no major problems or hold ups. So YAY! that we have actually got a date but BOO! that it is in December. We really hoped that we would be in during November especially as the official Contract End Date was October 27th. We want to celebrate Christmas in our new house and we have our first visitor arriving NYE. Williewombat has booked his flight from Edinburgh and wants to be the first to stay in the guest room.
Meanwhile we’ve been busy, whilst waiting for the tilers, with meetings with the landscaper, the pool company and the removal company. By a process of elimination we’ve designed the garden, entertainment area and pool and are very pleased with what we have come up with. Now we are waiting for the quotes to come back. I think I’ll need a very stiff drink before I read those. We may well have to change our ideas or do it in phases depending on the final figures. I plan to write about what we have designed in a future blog post.
Right now my life now revolves around lists:
- Build ‘To Do’ List
- PCI List
- Rental Bond Cleaning List
- Packing List
- Moving List
And let’s not forget the Christmas List. I have tried to be organised and have just about finished my Christmas shopping with most of it done in July! I just need to wrap it now before I pack it away 🙂