Monday, July 25, 2011

On your marks, get set.........

We have a start date! FINALLY! Tuesday 9th August, two weeks time, which I'm happy about, that means they'll be starting before they really have to contractually.

Can't wait to see some action. It's good timing too, my Aunt and Uncle are going to be here around the 12th ish, so at least there will be something to look at other than just a patch of dirt! Hopefully a slab, but at very least, some turned dirt!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stacey's been shopping!

It's probably not entirely accurate to call it shopping. It's more like she just went to her other place of residence and grabbed a few things. She must surely be on a first name basis with 75% or more of the Ikea staff.

On today's 'shopping' list was some furniture for Ebony's room. We have been wanting to do that white french provincial style. We've been keeping tabs on trading post and ebay and gumtree but when stuff comes up, it's still pretty expensive and it doesn't last long. Ikea are ending a line of furnitire at the moment in this style, except rather than white, it's a dark grey. Looks good, and it won't be lost in with the white walls and white bedding Eb is having. So white, pink and dark grey it will be, and I think it's going to come together nicely.

Here is the side table.

And here is the dressing table (is that what they're called?)

They were discounted heaps which helped the decision!

The table doesn't come with a mirrow, but Stace found this one that we think would look great on the wall behind it. (I assume Stace means with it mounted horizontally, it looks huge)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

So close now!

Ok, update time... the slab design has come through now from the new company that Coral uses after Heltech shut up shop.  We're having a different type of slab now.  Apparently it is a thinner slab, but it's stiffer.  I don't know too much about them, but I've been told from some people online that it's a pod slab, whatever that is.  To be honest I don't really care what type of slab it is, as long as there is a house sitting on it and it doesn't fall down!  So, drawing for that are off to the private certifier, which will hopefully come back on Thursday, the same day that Coral should receive the signed variation.  So I am hoping that by Friday or definitely early next week we should have a start date!

Raelene posted a video ( of a before and after of their estate the other day, which inspired me to take some video and post it up here.  Here it is...