Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

First Christmas in our New Home

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Happy Christmas from Sydney!

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[Swarovski tree in QVB]

It’s now two weeks from handover and a week since we left the rental and boy have we been busy! I’ve seen a fair few sunrises and sunsets before we had the curtains and blinds put in.

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[sunrise]

We managed to paint the garage floor with the Rust-oleum epoxy resin plus sprinkles over the first weekend. All ready in time for the removal day.

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There was a stream of tradies coming through to install the appliances and also to carry out the fixes identified at handover. Most of the appliances were installed on the Monday after we moved in on the Friday but the air-con wasn’t done until towards the end of the week. There had been a few hot days where it got up to 39 degrees before it was put in. I’m pleased to report that the air-con is great and very quiet. The cat no longer freaks out when it is on as at the rental the unit made a noise that sounded like they were back in the hold of the airplane on their flight here.

The curtains and blinds were fitted the day before the removals in an empty house which made their job easier. We used Design Curtains in Castle Hill and I am delighted with the finished product.

I had an electrician in to put up our feature lights and also to change our bedroom lights. We tried to cut corners and went for the standard oyster lights in our bedroom but they didn’t look right and we have now changed them to down lighters.

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GR 25-12-15 014As you can see, the cat loves the new carpet and has taken to sleeping on the stairs. Not the best place for a black cat at night.

The move went well and the removal firm had us in by lunchtime. I wore myself to a frazzle cleaning the rental and both friends and family said I was mad as it was already in far better condition than when we first had it. In fact hubby confiscated my cleaning stuff in the end and made me leave the night before we handed it back! It paid off though because we got our full rental bond back.

We are settling in well and have been getting to know our new neighbours and enjoy a glass or two of vino with them at the end of the day. I need to buy a small table and chairs for the balcony and then we can enjoy a sundowner with them too 🙂

Here’s some Christmas Day photos without a packing box in sight!

 

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Author: lunar62

Having lived here as a child in the 60's I fell in love with Australia and always hoped to one day be able to visit again. So when the opportunity came to move here with my husband's job we decided nothing ventured nothing gained and decided to go for it even though it was hard to leave our family and friends behind in the UK. So now we're here lock, stock and barrel, children and pets too and embarking on building a new home.

2 thoughts on “First Christmas in our New Home

  1. Hi Lunar
    Congratulations on moving in!! The house looks lovely. I can imagine you are very happy to be settling in.
    We really like your garage floor and were thinking of doing the same when we finally move in! Just wondering if you had any tip or tricks to it that you figured out during application.
    Looking forward to seeing more photos.
    Cheers

    • Thanks Lou Butterfly!

      The garage floor application is best done as a two person job. Hubby marked the area into sections with masking tape on the skirting boards in order to gauge how much epoxy to use on each bit. He also divided up the sprinkles evenly so that there would be even coverage.
      We did go a little wrong as we were waiting for a small section of floor to dry out and left a strip to do later. That strip didn’t blend in well with the other areas as they had already dried. The instructions did say to apply to a wet epoxy edge in order to blend in. (I should have read the instructions as well….) Hence one person roller it on and the second person follow behind with the sprinkles for that section. Don’t paint big sections in one go as you won’t be able to reach to sprinkle evenly – unless you have very long arms 🙂 Good Luck!

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