Building 'The Lodge' - Our Journey

We never thought this day would come but finally our land is 'scraped and pegged' and the house-build is officially commencing on Tuesday 7th October 2008. We hope you will join us throughout our first house-build project... exciting times ahead!

Monday, November 24, 2008

And then there were bricks!

With the rain, more rain and even more rain last week we weren't expecting much to have been done when we set out for our weekly visit to the site on Saturday afternoon but... yet again... we were pleasantly surprised!

Our house is now the proud owner of a rather fetching mini skirt made of bricks which goes pretty much all the way round - superb!
We managed to break in through the side fence again and, as usual, I got a bit snap-happy. We even managed to get indoors this time as it it had all dried out. We had a great walk around and got a really good feeling for the space we are going to have - very exciting!
The only downer was finding some damage to one of the window sills and the patio doorframe in the rumpus room - hopefully they'll fix those up before we move in! You'll see the damage in the pics titled 'Booo...'!

We also bumped into our neighbours-to-be who have been having some fun and games with the builders. Unfortunately the builders keep parking their utes across the bottom of the neighbours' drive which makes it near impossible for them to leave for work in their car... or at least they thought - one of the drivers had the cheek to put his cigarette down on the grass, grab the keys off them, then reverse their car OVER their front lawn, past the offending ute and then on to the road - all before picking his cigarette up off the grass (which the neighbours' dog loves to wee on) and carrying on smoking... hmmm!!!

Enjoy the slideshow - as usual - click on the pic below and it will take you to a separate window with this week's pics!

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