It has sometimes been hard to get a park at House By The Water this week. The head count has included a roof carpenter, ceiling installers, insulation installers, scaffold workers, electrical contractors and renderers. It has been all action and there is plenty to show for it.
Behind the scenes, the electricians are ready to receive all our lights for fitting. Only their message reads more like a ransom note than a request for fittings:
“Deliver to our warehouse….at this secret location…. only at this time….or we will fine you… a lot…. and you will regret it! Don’t try to sneak in a wrong light…..we will fine you for that too… If you dare to forget to label a box….that will be another $95.” Okay, I might have embellished that a little, but honestly, their complex instructions and unforgiving fees have me scared I’m going to make a mistake. Luckily, we’ve only received this information now, otherwise I would have been too frightened to order anything that was not available from the builder’s recommended light suppliers. Most of our lights are coming from Radiant Lighting and I trust that they have the experience to meet the demands of the “ransom note”, but I also have 7 pendant lights that I’m supplying myself. My pride and joy, the coco pendant, is now in my possession and my order from Dunlin lights arrived this morning. Sadly, one of the pendants has been pushed out of shape in the box during shipping, so the delay to get a replacement to the electrician is bound to incur one of the electrical company’s friendly fees.
The cabinet makers have been checking up on a few of our details: hidden robotic vacuum dock in the laundry and our integrated dishwasher. I’m very happy to hear they are making a start on our cabinets.
I bought curtains for the master bedroom:
I met the sales rep from Boardwalk Shutters on site this afternoon to measure up the shutters for the other bedrooms and our library. I left this until the white set was completed so that more accurate measurements could be taken, but with the 10-12 week lead time on shutters, this means we’ll be without window dressings for a few weeks post handover.
And between running around like a headless chook for the past week, I’ve enjoyed a couple of cuppas and sweet treats at Frisky Deer Interiors with friends, old and new.