Up until this week The Nice Wolf (a.k.a. husband) has been too busy to get involved in the minor details of House By The Water. He’s left all the interior decisions to me and many of the other decisions too. An ideal situation, as far as I’m concerned. Well, The Nice Wolf is now on holidays and has been busying himself with thoughts of reticulation, hanging cray pots from the ceiling, cobblestones and many other future DIY projects. He’s been popping past House By The Water to act as liaison between myself and our landscapers and to submit a daily report on the head count of tradespeople on site.
And yes, he had to bring a note from his wife in order to make a tile selection.
More about that head count. It has been exceptionally high this week. Webb and Brown-Neaves and related contractors have been pulling out all stops in order to get the keys to us next week. On top of that, our landscapers, Tim Davies Landscaping, have started work.
Here is just some of what has been happening:
The lights were installed:
The painters have been inside and Kitty Grey is looking very pretty:
The tiling and stonework is just about finished:
The robes were installed:
Sinks, tapware, shower screens and mirrors (not shown) were installed:
Work on the deck began:
Behind the scenes we’ve been booking in the wood fire and floor installers, connecting the internet and phone and ordering the council-supplied bins. In a very pleasant twist of events, we received a variation notice from the builders giving us an $11.5K credit for site works. Yep, you read it correctly. Credit. Yippee! (Skipping all the way to the cobblestone shop….)
Looks like I’d better start chilling that wine.