Saturday, April 26, 2008

Getting Stoned!

today the bluestone guy started. He now needs to grout between the stone pieces and then do the 'pointing' which is pretty well drawing lines between the stone with white paint. He said he will finish on Monday. We keep laughing that now the front is almost finished that people will think the house is almost done! yeah right; new target date; 2010!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Front Plaster

They have finally finished plastering the front of the house. They are still so slow to progress through the house, apparantely they were busy doing their homemade wine last week (isn't that what weekends are for!) so they only worked 1 day!! No wonder it's slow. The stonemason will come and start next week to put the bluestone on the front and then the verandah can go on.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

'Cos we didn't have enough to do

we decided we didn't have enough to do so we started renovating the business! it needs a bit of surface work but structurally it is fine. We hope to be in around september (heard that before)!! the fireplace was removed so that we can divide the room into two treatment rooms. in the carpark picture we had a shed removed to make room for more parking spaces. in the pic of the back facade, you can see Frank's dads ingenuity, he turned a screen door on it's side and made it into a window security screen!! we have also had the bathroom and laundry retiled and will polish up the kitchen floorboards but at this stage the kitchen stays ($$).

Friday, April 11, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Getting Plastered

The plasterers started their handywork last Friday. After a few (minor) arguments they have started with the front and will hopefully go and do the wet areas next ready for the tiler. The biggest problem is while they made us wait for 6 weeks for them to start, they have now started and have asked for a few things that will take another week to order!! So we are busy chasing things up for them, that could have been done while we were waiting for them to start. Oh well, that's the game. It is exciting to see movement.

The bit that looks like the most fun is the pre-plaster when they basically mix up concrete and just throw it at the walls! this gives the plaster something to stick to. They think the whole job will take about 4 weeks.