At 9 am yesterday, The Nice Wolf received keys from our site supervisor for our new home. In a slightly non-traditional ending to the fairy tale, we had a pseudo pre-handover inspection and handover all in one. That means that there are a few items still to be completed by the builders but we are able to move in. Full credit to the builders and all their associated tradespeople for working their butts off for the past 2 months in order to deliver our house before their Christmas break.
This last week saw some crucial elements added to House By The Water. Balustrading, toilets (phew!) and, just in the nick of time, gas, or more significantly, hot water. As a bonus, our landscapers finished our deck and made a good start on the pool fencing.
So here we are, completely exhausted and thoroughly happy. What other way is there to celebrate than with good champagne (thank you Webb and Brown-Neaves) and pizza on the deck? We had a great evening, with many small boats cruising the canals to view the local Christmas lights. All the boaters were in a Friday, festive mood, waving at us as they went by.
Today, the littlest pig turned 6 and was very happy to be served breakfast
in bed on a mattress on the floor. There has been a steady stream of tradies and we’ve been erecting some makeshift curtains. We’ve been vacuuming concrete dust and laying down plastic drop sheets in a probably vain attempt to minimise the dust until our timber floors are laid. We’ve been unpacking a few bits and pieces and received our new mattress. Basically, our work is just beginning.
I will post lots of photos soon. I just wanted to check in today and say, we’re in!