Saturday, April 10, 2010

Big Saturday !

What a busy but great Saturday :-D

As it was the Easter long Weekend last week, things slowed down a little, but have taken off again in the past few days.
Essentially the piping and drainage went in during the week.
As you can see from the pictures, it all looks good, and being close the mains we can see exactly whats happening.
The frame is due to start on the 14th of April, so fingers crossed for that.

The other good news was that we have finally been meeting our new neighbors
in person.
I went by the house on Friday evening and met our neighbor 1 door down building the Metricon. They have a 14 year old daughter who is interested in babysitting work, I think she is going to have a lot of Saturday nights booked from the sounds of things.

Then today we met our next door neighbors and then some more from a few doors down.

Okay it was Gwumm (next door) and Andy_Min (couple houses down) that many know from the Homeone website - real names withheld to protect the innocent... or guilty ;-b
Great to met everyone and we are REALLY pleased that everyone seems so nice. (and Sane)

While we were talking to Andy and Min a truck with an excavator and bobcat comes by and parks on the lot next to ours. The guy offloads the Bobcat and then got to work filling in all the drainage trenches, around our house. This was at about 4:20pm on Saturday afternoon.
Good stuff Wisdom ! We hope they keep this pace going.

Turning to other house related news, we checked out the nursery we've been given special access to this morning.
Intending to just "see whats there"
Anyway, like always it seems, we found an advanced maple tree we both fell in love with. It looks fantastic and should go great in the front yard. It was more expensive than we had budgeted for but we think it will be well worth it.

After that we went for the final tile selection meeting. We have been going to Delorenzo Tiles on and off for about a year now. So thought we had it all worked out. Then they changed some tile selections (for the better IMO)
The Wife decided she wanted to change the floor tiles that we had agreed on some time ago and had built our colour scheme around. Both the old and new selections have advantages and drawbacks. So it's been getting some discussion.

We might have to make another trip back there......

Annnnyway...Next step - frame should kick off on Wednesday. :-)

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