We had to get our electricity hooked up to a temporary metre, that ended up going well. Daniel and his Dad (who is a licenced Electrician) spent about 5 hours at the block on Saturday setting it up. One thing ticked off the list!
|Building pad with newly setup temporary power in the background, and a lot more dirt |
and ripped up grass than we expected.
We also have our wonderful neighbours (who happen to be tree loppers) chopping some trees down for us. They haven't been done yet, but we really appreciate their help at such short notice. We just have to clear the area for the water tanks to go in.
Finally, we had to organise potable water for the builders. This forms part of our contract, but all along we have been told not to worry about it, and that we would be told where to get it and that it would only be a few hundred dollars. When we met with our site supervisor he was very surprised that we hadn't already organised it, and not very impressed that we had been told that he would be the one directing us on that. So we hopped to it as quickly as possible. We did manage to find a guy within a day who agreed to do it, for a much higher price than had been suggested all along. Well what a nightmare that has turned out to be. Every single day since last Wednesday the guy has said 'Yep, I'll do it tomorrow'. Then tomorrow rolls around and it doesn't get done. Daniel has called this guy every single day since last Wednesday, and every single time he has said he will do it 'tomorrow'. Six days later, it's finally done.
Aside from that, we've noticed a lot of other progress at the block too. The house has been marked out. It was really nice to walk around and look at where everything will be. It was also a relief to realise we have enough space around the house for a bobcat to fit for when we start landscaping. Our HSTP has also been installed and the sprinkler area seems to be all setup.
I'm very much looking forward to getting these last few things sorted and handing over as much of the responsibility as possible to the builder.
And just for your viewing pleasure:
|A local bull ( I think?)|