Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
The day has come....we have a roof over our heads.....depending on where you stand in the house, because its not quite finished...but it doesn't matter because we have a roof.
We had a surprise early visit from the Waimak council on Tuesday (we were booked in for inspection on Wednesday morning) and apart from a few site instructions we were deemed 'good to go!' Woohoo! I think it's because of our lack of house building experience but we get so freaked out over inspections, we burn the candle at both ends and work day and night to try and get things perfect and usually we hear the same thing 'it's a damn sight better than the last house I was at" or something along those lines.
I have to say, I am so incredibly proud of Guy, that man just gets stuff done! We barely saw each other last week because he was working so hard out there after work, but it was worth it. He has done so amazingly well. I'm a lucky girl.
The roofers who are from Residential Roofing in Christchurch are fantastic....I was a little concerned at how many cans of Monster energy drink two of them were consuming (what the heck is in that stuff, their poor bodies!) The main man on site is Rahiri, Ra for short. He is such a great guy and we were so impressed with his work ethic, just awesome. I made sure to pick up some pizza's and bevy's for them throughout the day, a mini roof shout.
|Ready, set, go!|
|Loved seeing those eaves covered with roof!|
|Baby got back.....of the house.|
|The west wall of our master bedroom, notice our nice tall windows that will be either side of the bed. You can get a glimpse of the hallway floor to ceiling window and the French doors of the spare bedroom that Guy will use as an office.|
|Guest bedroom on the left, scullery then kitchen. I love the kitchen sliding window that is going to sit right on top of the bench. We are going to create a small kitchen garden below that window with maybe some hanging herbs|
For those of you who have read the previous post about my roof decision anxiety, I'm happy to report, we absolutely love it!!!! Woohoo!
I'm looking forward to a real roof shout once it's all done!! We owe quite a few fantastic neighbours a drink or two!!!
Friday, August 23, 2013
It would seem I pretty much forgot I had a blog... In the last 2 weeks we have been to an amazing wedding in Wellington then we got home and we have been swallowed up by work and house stuff.... This house stuff is kicking our butts this week. I've barely seen Guy at all with him leaving at 6am for work and then driving straight to the building site when he knocks off, just to start working all over again until 10pm..... Unfortunately I'm not welcome to climb the roof and help with purlins...too dangerous for a lady and all that. Hmpf! So, I've played dutiful housewife and made sure there is a good dinner/cake/cold beer waiting for him at 10:30pm. He's had a bit of help from a family friends son, thank gawd! Bring on tomorrow when I can get out there and put in a good 8 hours work in daylight.
It's times like these that I love Instagram even more (is that even possible? apparently) according to IG this photo of when we scraped the site was taken 16weeks ago....and now we are almost putting the roof on. Not bad for a weekend project I reckon.
Next week is a big one.... All going well, we have edge protection scaffolding going up on Monday, safety nets filling the entire ceiling space on Tuesday, inspection on Wednesday and then as I mentioned before.....a roof going up on Wednesday or Thursday!!!! A freakin roof over our heads!!!!!!
Speaking of my roof, I'm pretty anxious to see it... I have chosen a commercial roof profile, a profile that steel and tube have never used on a residential property before, in fact the sales rep said "No, that will look bloody awful!", he's old school and straight up. I like him.
So, I said "hmmmmm yea I don't think I'm gong to take your advice... I'm going for the bloody awful one" full of confidence and a 'you just watch me old fella' swag. Now, I'm hoping I've done the right thing. Please look good bloody awful roof, pretty, pretty please.
Lots to report next week, so stay tuned and I promise I'll be good at this blogging thing one day.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Some more songs for your Friday....
This song by Gregory Alan Isakov makes me want to crawl up on the lap of the husky voiced vocalist and go to sleep.... That's a little weird.
Such an oldie by Blur but if you weren't a teenager in the 90's obsessed with Brit pop then you may have missed it.
I have played this video to almost every one of my friends, this dude is a dreamboat and man can he sing. Matt Corby is going to make your day if you haven't seen this yet.
Thanks for the text this morning Miss Andrea....I've listened to this Vance Joy song twice this morning already. Xx
Ok, so I loved this fella during XFactor (which we watched religiously by the way...we will watch any xfactor show religiously, guilty pleasure, favourite show ever....give me a live audition any day of the week) and when I heard him sing this song, it actually made me love it (close your earholes Bat for Lashes fans)....more than the original.
Happy Friday xx
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Ohhhhh I know, that graphic vase is amazing.... I have 3, talk about breaking the bank. Check out this awesome find in the link fest below.
Picturing these basket shaped light shades in a cluster of three in our front entrance...maybe with a painted dipdye feature on the bottom of one them.
About to drop some cash on this amazing Evie Kemp swan print any minute now...
Thinking this hexagon planter would look pretty great beside that little vase up there, don't ya think?
Thursday, August 1, 2013
I took this photo in the weekend..... And it's already changed so much so I'll have to take another. I was thinking I've never really taken a photo from the front fence, so here goes.
I finallllllly cut the grass, one of our fantastic neighbours let me borrow their ride on mower (oh yea, we sold ruby red), it took a couple of hours and my body maintained a vibrational hum for at least 30mins after I finished..... Can I count that as a power plate workout?
I've pointed out what's what below....the shed (HQ), that we built over Summer and the pump shed....which was the first thing to be built on this site. It houses the pump for the water tank. One day you won't be able to see it past those trees when they grow up!