It has been another action-packed week at House By The Water. I can hardly keep up with the pace. Most of the ground floor windows are in place. It seems that the glazier had to wrestle with a few of them and the windows came out second best.
The arrival of the windows heralded the discovery of my first major addenda blooper….
A loo with a view? Hmmm… Not sure who’s bright idea a clear glass door beside the WC was, but it was certainly my error not to pick it up on the addenda.
The carpenters have been busy hanging doors, creating shelving in the linen cupboards and adding trim to the edges of the stairs and around the exposed edges on the suspended slab:
The stacking glass doors on the canal side are not ready, so the openings have been boarded up for now to provide some security to the indoors. I’m sure it means we will be locked out any moment now:
The tiles have been delivered and a bath! That was a “this is real” moment.
And last, but definitely not least, the whole site has been tidied up:
Off site, the Nice Wolf and I took a whirlwind tour of Perth and Fremantle. In honour of my birthday, The Nice Wolf paid careful attention to The Best Places to shop in Western Australia and we covered as much ground as we could before serious furniture shopping burnout set in. We got a few sofa quotes a long the way and added a few of our own destinations to the list including Eco Outdoor where we drooled over almost everything in store:
Other highlights were Empire Homewares’ warehouse and Shedwallah, both in Fremantle and both with some real treasures, new and old:
We made an exciting purchase, but it has to stay under wraps until one of the Little Pigs has a birthday.
Deliveries have been arriving by the minute, directly in proportion to the dropping of our bank balance: curtains, light fittings, a very fancy coffee machine.
The Nice Wolf managed a successful drop of the lighting to the secret warehouse . Can you believe that after all those dreadful warnings not to step out of light-labelling line, he forgot his appointment and arrived late?!!! Goodness, I hope the warehouse staff were in a good mood today.
And just to squeeze in a little more out of our week, we hired a boat for an hour so we could
motor past House By The Water three times see the sites of Mandurah: