Yep. On Sunday, the 30th, we had the kids down for a combined birthday barbeccue lunch, in the newly painted Alfresco room, to celebrate our daughter, Nicola’s birthday and my (Alek) birthday, from the 29th.
After they all left, I said to Maryanne, “let’s not carry all the stuff back upstairs. Let’s move into our new house downstairs.”
Well, a couple of hours of moving stuff and cleaning, etc, we sat down, with a small wine, followed by some fine Scotch, that I had received for my birthday. We were still full from lunch, so a few nuts and pretzels sustained us as we relaxed in front of the telly, in our fold out camping chairs. Yep. That’s right. No lounge suite. We put that on the verge, many months ago, as we were thinning out the furniture in our old place in Marmion.
Anyway, on Sunday, the 30th of October, 2016, we spent our first night, in our own bed, in our own bedroom, in our own, all but complete, new home.
All the stinking hot and freezing cold, days and nights that we had spent in the shed and caravan, all of a sudden, seemed worth it. It has been a very long haul, but we can see the blazing sunlight at the end of the tunnel.
We are relieved, we are grateful and we are delighted with the home that Steve Fisher, from Contour Builders, has built for us. He was very brave to take on the project and we know he’s going to see it through to a very successful conclusion. One terrific benefit of this project has been that we have Steve and his wife, Michelle, as friends. Most people would find it pretty amazing to still be on speaking terms with a builder, let alone have them as friends, after they had built their house.
I’ll take a few more progress snaps very soon and post them here, in a regular update.