Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Rather quiet on the block (house!.... it's a house, A-M) yesterday... just a lone painter and a lone tiler. Final electricals are done today. I am going to sit cross legged on the filthy floor in the Great Room and put my chandelier together, this morning. All my other light fittings will also be installed today. I have a feeling I am going to be doing a 'light bulb run' down to the lighting shop some time today too. Unfortunately we don't have any electricity to the house so we wont know if any lights will actually work at this stage!
Our painter reckons he is going to be finished the inside by the end of this week and the exterior by the end of next week...... that's good...... as we move in the following Friday. The paint fumes are not for the faint hearted. My little one does the melodramatic clutching at the throat every time he is 'forced' to walk through the place. "I can't breathe, I can't breathe". He still doesn't get that he will be living here in 3 weeks. He associates the place with.... " sit in your chair in the garage and read your book, while Mummy has a meeting. You are not to climb up the ladder or go near the pool. If you interrupt me, there will be no Nintendo on the weekend". Bad Mother. How else do you build a house with kids in tow?
The big pile of dirt in the driveway is gone and now it is just a mud path! The council gas box/water 'thingy'?? is smack bang in the middle of the driveway, sticking out like a sore thumb. Well, that's going to have to go somewhere else.... somehow!
Our tiler is tiling the fireplace today. He can keep me company while I assemble light fittings. I will take some more photos for you today.