Saturday, October 20, 2012

It Begins...

 Our big empty block (with our remaining trees and an inviting patch of grass) is no longer a picture of emptiness -

 Lots of trenches, outlining the promise of things to come -

 The garage outline
 (tree in background is on our block and looking it's spring time best)-

Footings this week, Slab/waffle pod (nope, not sure exactly what this is either, needed for hydronic heating and our ground type) should be going down over the next month or so.

And after an interesting week of final quote (if I were the type of person to say OMG, then here would be the appropriate place to say it..) - we had a positive meeting with the builder and got it back on track - should be a much better sleep tonight...

Plus a bottle of Moet from the builder always help smooth the path.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

And the Walls came tumbling down...

Phone call at 7:30 on a Monday morning - "we have started tearing down the house if you want to come and see..."

We took our time, figuring we had the morning to get organised.

Phone call at 8:15 - "House is nearly gone, better hurry if you would like to see it."

 Get the kids organised for school, rush out the door and 15 minutes later, this is what was left -

 Our bedroom, half the carport, the shed and one wall.

 The upstairs balcony with picturesque climbers...

 And then it came down..

 In the blink of an eye.

The upstairs floor- 
 Was shaken down to a recyclable stack of wood -

All done and dusted well before lunch.