Saturday, March 20, 2010

A quiet life- yes please

nothing much happening here although I would like to think we are going to do a few things around the house this weekend.

Since my last post we'd had another trip to Perth to celebrate birthdays. My mum's and my F.I.L's.
So this week we've all been quietly getting over the quick visit. Next weekend I'm off to Perth again with the eldest. We are going to the West Coast Blues Festival in Fremantle. Our eldest has professed a liking for a particular band who are touring Australia and well, a bit, "out there". Given son number 1 rarely shows much excitement over anything I suggested we go and see them. Probably the only time a teenage boy will ever want to go to a concert willingly with his mother. woohoo So Gogol Bordello here we come! Watch Out! Perhaps we should wear some Purple-->

I'm not sure how much of the festival we will see. It is a 12 hour event starting at 10 am however Gogol Bordello aren't on until after 8pm on Sunday night. So we are planning to stay in Perth for the night and return home early Monday morning.

Now to explain my urge to do "something" with our house this weekend. Mum and my Aunt are coming back from Perth with us. I will be taking them down to Busselton ( 70 kms away) on Monday afternoon to check out Mum's possible new home. Mum has an appointment to meet the sale rep, hand over a deposit and pick flooring and window furnishing colours for the brand new retirement villa she is planning on buying. Then they'll be returning to our place for dinner and to stay the night. Mum's already booked her sister and herself onto the Tuesday coach/train journey home. Dh just has the task of surviving Tuesday morning with them both. Ooops.
If it wasn't the last 3 days of work for me for 2 weeks I would have taken the Tuesday off as well to help out.

So the house is still the same as ever. The Developer still has not planted the trees at the back of our block. Hubby saw him on Wednesday and asked what was going on. He was told next month or after that, we assume depending on some rain making an appearance.
I think I'll just start getting fencing quotes regardless and hopefully get a fence up without waiting.

The plasterer has vanished leaving our ceilings with plaster stripes waiting to be sanded.
It's been nearly a month since the plastering was done. ( he was returning the following week to sand) You might remember we had held off doing any more wall painting until the ceilings were repaired.

Bec.. Lighting are dragging their feet getting an electrician to come and replace/repair one ceiling fan that blew up 3 weeks after it was installed. so we've been one ceiling fan down since Mid Feb. We did suggest we use the local electrician, collect a ceiling fan ourselves ( closest store is 90 + mins away) but they want to use "their" guy.

There seems to have been a lot of interest in some of the blocks around us this week. Not sure if the Developer has dropped his prices or what. But we've had quite a few cars driving around and people getting out and wandering over the sand pads on a articular couple of blocks. Hubby actually saw the Developer on Wednesday organising a mini bobcat drive to clean up the blocks. Since then the bobcat driver has been around every day, all day, scrapping and tidying up.

Meanwhile the house across the road from us has been having the float done on the internal walls this week. Next i imagine they'll either put in the glass windows or do the white plaster or ceilings. I have only walked through the shell once, before the roofing started. It doesn't feel right to go over there now and to be honest I'm not that interested anyway. I guess they'll be in September /October or so if they keep at the same pace they took for our place.


Kek said...

Re the plasterer and the developer: it's frustrating waiting so long for things to happen. Why can't these people just show up, do the work and then go away and leave you to enjoy your home?


kexkez said...

exactly. I bumped into the estate agent who sold us our block yesterday and he told me that they Developer has dropped the starting price by about 25k. It was't until afterwards I realised he was making a comment about our lack of garden when he said something about the people eyeing off 2 particular blocks because they wanted a garden. hmmm well if the bl....dy developer would put in his trees, we could fence and then we too could have a garden!!!!!