Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Every time I visit the house, there's something new to see. The detail of the design is emerging...and it's looking great. The butt glass windows from the dining room are going to look stunning.
The jackhammer, the bobcat, the digger, the sweat, the heat, the work!!!
All to get these enormous rocks out of the bloody big hole in the backyard.
The job's done .... and look at the culprits. HUGE!
Three rocks were finally extracted. James and Ben plan to use them in the mini project they've slated after the house is finished.
Have I mentioned it before? A traditional BBQ and wood fired oven.
The rocks will be used for the support walls for the structure. James has also salvaged a number of other rocks from the hole and is planning a couple of dry stone walls as features in the garden.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I've got kitchen Porn!
And I don't mean James doing the dishes in the nude....
My apple green kitchen aid arrived just after Christmas as a special present from my gorgeous boy (the one in the nude doing the dishes!)
It's heavenly ....
Feels cool and sleek ....
I can't wait to whip up my first pav.
Excuse me ....., but I have to watch the instructional video again, frame by frame...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
He's been jack hammering bedrock in 42 degrees!
Rocks, you win!!!
Because we can't get the hole as deep as we'd like, the compromise is a 10,000 litre water tank, instead of the 15,000 litre tank we'd been planning.
And the cool change is through - dropping 12 degrees in an hour.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Ben's dug the hole for the dirty, great big water tank we're installing under our deck.
But remember all the rock when we first excavated .... those rocks look like pebbles now ... compared to this Mother!
There are a couple of huge boulders that Ben has to dig out.
They're massive! He's managed to split this one into three pieces. It's taken him days.
And there's another humongous rock facing him on Monday morning.
Good luck with that.
We've got another two mini skips outside our house for the rocks and soil.
While we've been in Brisbane, Ben (and John) have been back on the job.
The cladding has started to go on the upper storey. Not a great pic, but it's ripple iron that you're looking at. Pina and Alfredo were wondering what will be put on top of it ...
Nothing! That's it!
Hmmmmm .... they say they like it ...
The electrician has been wiring the house ... there are wires hanging everywhere.
In the main bedroom the frame has gone up for the wall that will separate our bed from the wardrobe. Eliza has just discovered we'll have a walk in wardrobe and wants one too!
It's looking good!
Ben reckons the end of March.
Hope so! Mum and Dad are arriving in early April.
And up to Brisbane (OMG the heat!!!) to see family and friends ...
(OMG - the washing!!!!)