Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Build it up, build it up, build it higher, build it up, up , up , up ,up into the sky!
The title is a line from a kids song, in case you didn't know! Not one to be frivilous, the build is still moving along at a snails pace. The brickies were there for a week, left for a week while scaffolding and top floor wrapping happened (and they completed another job they are working on) and have just returned to do the top floor. In the meantime, they delivered the plaster (as modelled by the stunning Eve and Lily above!) and put in external doors ready for lock up. I was told the first fix electrics would go in once ground floor had been bricked - apparently the elec company are yet to even recieve our plans or book in the job! My SS has predicted we will be in for the start of June - that is a mere 11 weeks away and I am tempted to hold him to it!! We are feeling the financial strain now and every day counts! Despite that, spendaholic Liz (if I talk about myself in the third person it really helps the denial!) has spent another $500 on extra electrical as I had forgotten a few integral points.
Unfortunately someone has been on site and helped themselves to our piles of top soil (inside our temp fencing mind you)- I haven't bothered to fight it but it is really disappointing to think a neighbour or their representative are so dishonest. I am also struggling to get fencing quotes. I have no idea why a tradesmen would bother to come on site and spend half an hour looking at a job to not quote. Fair enough if they didn't want the job, but after chasing him up he insisted he was keen and would send it through - still nothing. We are also looking at a bitumen driveway - we have major cracks (more like canyons!) from the rain and its a real concern. We hadn't budgeted for this, so this could be a bit of a blow . That's tomorrow's meeting and I'm really tired...