Bricks down, slab to go?

Bricks down, slab to go?

As mentioned, Brendan didn’t get the pleasure of seeing his aerial photography idea come to life but we found out about a regularly updated Australian map service that can show us a bird’s eye view of the progress of the house build. Apparently their next…

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About as subtle as a flying brick

About as subtle as a flying brick

WE’RE up to our eyeballs in bricks this week, or what the builders like to call “at plate high”. Every time we visit the site, Brendan and I come to the full realisation of what we have gotten ourselves into and we swallow hard as…

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To the window, to the wall

To the window, to the wall

THE brickies promised us our hallway and bedrooms this week so of course we had to go up and have a peek. Better yet, half our front elevation is complete too, most of the garage is up, and all that’s left to do really is…

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Another brick in the wall

Another brick in the wall

WOW, it’s incredible how fast the walls are going up! We needed to travel north to collect tools that Brendan left on-site at a Mindarie job so we threw the puppy in the car and off we went. Being a Friday, we were lucky to…

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Two bricks short of a load

Two bricks short of a load

BRENDAN came home from a 13-hour day a little delirious but surprisingly perky as well. Why? He was working all the way north in Mindarie, meaning he was a mere five minutes from our build and apparently, this is what he found when he popped…

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Losa sobre el suelo!

Losa sobre el suelo!

THANKS to Australia’s good, old-fashioned construction methods, we got laid! *Immature chuckle* Okay, we have a slab. Brendan and I had driven from his brother’s place after Lizzie’s birthday party and we were both feeling a little sick from all the excitement of possibly seeing…

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Butterflies…

Butterflies…

WE have butterflies in our bellies as we write this because our slab was meant to go down today… We won’t know for sure until Saturday when we make the trip up so wish us luck! One thing we now have are the PDFs of…

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Land ahoy!

Land ahoy!

WITH the knowledge our slab would be poured sometime next week, Brendan and I decided it might be wise to patch that hole in our back fence. One part of us were hoping our land would have been scraped and tested for the slab, and…

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We have lift-off!

We have lift-off!

WE have a start date! No Christmas present for us, but a fresh start for the new year… According to Celebration Homes, our slab will go down on January 6, give or take two days on either side. We can’t wait! And on another note,…

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A bit of to-ing and fro-ing…

A bit of to-ing and fro-ing…

SINCE we locked in our contracts, there has been a little bit of to-ing and fro-ing with the banks about our construction loan. This second mortgage application would have been as easy as the first if not for the fact Brendan had not worked officially…

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