So it has been a long time since we have done a post and that is thanks to the complete lack of Internet available to us. An issue that I find very annoying but have put on the back burner until we get ourselves settled. Therefore still no photos to share.
Anyways. We have been in our house for 6 weeks and things have happened so quickly thanks entirely to my very hardworking husband. Our house is finished. Outside the list of duties which have been completed includes one 15m trench, one 15 retaining wall, 6 tonnes of gravel, 1 tonnes of top soil, 1 tonne of garden mix, 1 tonne of rocks and half a tonne of bark chips, 115 square meters of lovely Sir Walter, 2 gates, once fence, one mail box and a clothes line. All done by wonderful husband and almost completely on his own. Inside the furniture has all been delivered and appliances have all been installed and it is looking even better than expected. Best of all 5 months earlier and thousands of dollars cheaper due to doing all the work ourselves. I wish I had the photos to share.
Now that the work is done we are starting to enjoy our new home and all that our new suburb has to offer. Beautiful walks to the beach, parks and duck ponds and a shop full of lollies for our little ones. The opportunities to fill our day are endless and very much appreciated and we have been lucky enough to have a street full of amazing neighbours (not said just because they read our blog - hi Jay!). We love our new home and would not change a thing.
Although this post has been entirely positive until now, i still can not go past the issue of the disappointment we still feel about our builder and the process they inflicted upon us. Nothing that was identified in handover has been addressed, including our missing bins and the hole in the bathroom ceiling. This is certainly not surprising and really we did not expect anything different. We are aware these issues did not just relate to our build and Can't help but feel we escaped a sinking ship just in time.
We love our home because of what we have made of it Some things still really bother me and probably always will but for the most part we are happy. Our home has become our lifestyle and because of this i will always be satisfied.