Friday, June 21, 2013

We're IN! & now we have internet!


And lots of them! We will never lack for spare keys that's for sure, but we are in and it has been a whirlwind over the last few weeks ... has it really gone by that quickly?!

Well firstly lets update with some pics of things that weren't in at the PCI:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bath!!!

Range hood and stove top, plus a goodie basket!

Our fixed up linen cupboard!
Front security lights.
All in all handover went well with only a few things that needed to be completed, the oven wasn't installed yet as it hadn't arrived from being re-ordered that is in now though only we are waiting for the cabinet maker to come back for some extra fittings to secure it.  We did have some issues with our front security lights but that was quickly fixed and everything else is just a few little things to be taken care of in the 3month period.

Our first round of tradies where the concreters for the driveway and front perimeter path, they came last week and we still need to wait a week before we can use the drive.

The driveway came up great and really finishes off the house plus helps keep all the mud out!

This week we had the solar panels put up, just in time for the rain!  And now the decking guy has set to work and is looking to wrap up middle of next week.

So it's all coming together and in between it all we're getting ourselves settled inside bit by bit!

First order of business was the get the blinds sorted, I looked at online places as we didn't want anything too fancy I just wanted it to do the job! had really good reviews and their samples proved to be good quality plus at a reasonable price, managed to do the whole house excluding the main bedroom for around $1,200 so I was happy with that.  Now we just have to sort out something for our bedroom, but we don't have a bed yet and are sleeping in the spare room so no rush!

We had a few issues ordering in that they have 2 different brands of material and these brands have to match for the double rollers, of course our first choice was one of each, then one of the fabrics didn't come wide enough for one of the windows.  But once we figured out the ins and outs of ordering it was an easy process and they where very quick at replying to me emails regarding the issues that we had.

The next thing on our agenda is to sort out the stormwater, we have to do the sump and pump, the rest of the system was done for us, but after the big downpour of rain we had today and a bit of a panic attack regarding flooding along the side the in the backyard, mainly from all our neighbours stormwater coming onto our block, we will need to sort this out sooner rather than later!

In the meantime we will continue to settle in and Achilles is giving each room is own personal paw of approval!