Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I believe the term is conslabulations!

Finally! And I've done the "the slab looks tiny" thought process more than once since yesterday. I keep telling myself a house of 34 squares is not tiny, especially since we are upgrading from 10-11 squares.
Will have to get some more photos in the next few days - I've got 2 friends of Jack's coming over for a play after school this afternoon, then tomorrow busy trying to get Hannah and Tommy's birthday present - without them knowing what I'm doing (They turn 4 next week). Then Friday work. Boring. Don't they know I need to take photos of concrete!!!!
Yesterday when I took these photos my girlfriend came with me. Whilst taking them, I said to her, how many photos of concrete is enough before it's a bit silly. She thought 10. I refrained from telling her I'd already taken more than that!!! (And she built 5 years ago, so should know better!)

Completed - well almost ;)

And this was my favourite part of getting the slab. The tradies were so good about us being on site - they said to me - it's your house. When I explained I had heard horror stories of not being allowed to watch the major progress points - he said, well we have nothing to hide, go ahead and take photos. I took them throughout the day, and by late afternoon, they were still there. The kids wanted to see what all the fuss was, and I wanted to sneak in their initials in the slab. They were all still there (well 5 of the 8 guys who were working on the slab) finally sitting down having a beer/smoko break, which they said was the first of the day. (I hope it was with the beer anyway!). I asked if the kids would be able to put their initials in the garage floor - they couldn't as they hadn't gone over it with the machine - but then proceeded to find me another spot to do it, and helped me get them around the side! Their words - we didn't see anything. Love 'em!

Jack holding the nail which he used to write their initials!

Waffles, Pipes and More!

When we came home from San Francisco, this is what awaited us! I have to say though, the holiday was great (D'uh) in the fact I don't think I thought about the house once. Must have been the break I needed. :)


Hmmm please excuse the quality of these pictures - My Dad kindly went on site to meet with the engineer and tradies when this was happening, and didn't take a camera *shock*. The best he could do was these pictures with his phone. Thanks Dad :)

Site cut

No need for words!!!

The time flies.......and then we have progress!

Can you believe it's the start of September! I have had such a busy month, that August has just gone in the blink of an eye.
The funny thing is, we have waited so long for progress on the house, and then all of a sudden......we have a slab. *Shock* I know. You would have thought I'd be yelling it from the roof tops, and more importantly let you all know, but I've been so flat out I haven't found the time.

So let me back track, and give you an update:

We had the site cut back at the start of August, which was an amazing feeling. A little bit excited, mixed with a little bit terrified. This house was going to happen. Finally.
Piering was completed next, wait 'til you see the pictures - looks like we are building a house to resemble swiss cheese. Well in the ground anyway.
Then while we were away (Dave and I went to San Francisco for a week)- plumbing, boxing up the frame for the slab, waffle pods and whatever else they do.
Yesterday *drum roll please* the slab was laid. (And the fact we were back from San Fran, and I was working at home, made it even sweeter)

Let the photos begin..........