Friday, April 9, 2010

We're Back!

Well we have returned from holidays anyway! I've actually come home with a fractured knee, well fractured tibial plateau, not my idea of a souvenir. The good news is no surgery is required - went to the surgeon yesterday, who 17 years ago completed my ACL reconstruction. So it's a few more weeks of crutches and a leg brace, no driving, and kids & DH who can't cope, then back to normal!

House update, well it's all so frustrating. I seriously think at times no one really wants to build this house. DH called the builder today - it's getting too much for me atm - and wanted to know time frames to start.

It's something like this - Hydraulics, Water Board approval, Dilapidation report all due next week. (They should have pushed these through weeks ago....) The construction certificate will be issued. Bank needs to issue a commencement to start or something, then it can happen. Looks like to me we are still about 4 weeks away.

Just make it happen. Arghhhh.

I was having a building/renovation conversation with my Mum the other day (Mum and Dad are doing major reno's to their place which has dragged on, and they are over it) and we came to the conclusion, "He who shouts loudest gets the most done". Now I don't believe this is everyday life, but it seems that it's going to be our philosophy for the build. Call twice a week and be on their back. Why does it have to be this way?



  1. Hang in there with the build bel! Hope the knees better soon. Graham

  2. Hi Bel,

    Hang in there. I understand your frustration as it has been 3 years since we signed our first tender and here we are, about to be slabed. It WILL happen.