I’m so excited to share that we have lift off – our beautiful new home, the Airlie, has begun. Pop open the champagne!!!! I still find it hard to believe that it is happening, and I’m trying to contain my excitement as there is still a long road ahead (it is a massive house!!! – Applications for cleaning are now open. lol)
So the first thing to happen was the arrival of the porta-loo – seriously, who knew that that would be so exciting. Some of my friends, I won’t name names, said that I should not have posted a pic of the loo on instagram – but I was excited. I joked back that I put a vase of fresh flowers in there for the workmen. ha ha. But most were excited for us – lets face it, my closest pals have shared my frustration and often tears over this long drawn out process. I’m pretty certain they will be happier than me when it’s finished as I won’t be talking about it anymore… Hmmmm, what will I talk about it??? Maybe i’ll get back into sewing and using this blog for it’s original purpose…???
So the loo arrived on July 21st, 2015 (Tuesday) – a day earlier than expected – Yeah!!!
The temporary fence followed the next day. Wednesday July 22, 2015
Thursday July 23rd, 2015 saw soil delivered and the site cut. It was quite amazing to see this – the photos don’t really justify just how high the house will be. In case you weren’t aware we are in a “Site subject to Inundation” (flood zone) so our house has to be built up. I have a pretty good ability to imagine things but I have always struggled to really imagine how the new house will look on our actual site.
It’s quite hard to get good pictures as I’m always looking into the sun.
On Thursday July 30, 2015 I noticed a rock delivery and some movement of soil and the start of the retaining wall.
By Friday July 31, 2015 the retaining wall was finished and there was a power pole. Saturday August 1, 2015 saw the arrival of plumbers and by the end of the day were pipes spray painted pink sticking out of the ground.
My husband has started calling me a stalker – but in my defence, I drive past daily as we are renting literally around the corner, and I’ve never stopped while the workers are there. YET!!! lol. I’m just so excited – well I’m in a bubble of contained excitement, I don’t want to get carried away with my day dreaming.
So as we head into WEEK 3 tomorrow I am expecting to see slab preparations and maybe even a slab pour? But the weather is only expected to reach a maximum of 11 degrees tomorrow. The joys of living in Melbourne.
How often is too often to visit your build site?