On Thursday the carpenter went out to do our frames and gave up because it was just raining too much. So, I guess they will be able to go out this week, though the builder never really said what the new plan would be.
We've also been asked to work out a solution to our steep driveway. For me this is kind of frustrating, as this is the type of thing that could have been brought up and addressed months ago. Instead, we will be rushing to try and sort out some earth moving people as well as some clean fill and road base. The builder figured we would be doing this eventually anyway, and has requested that we do it now to make it easier for when the bricks are delivered. Yay for last minute, rushed, not thoroughly researched expenses! Joy! I guess it's obvious how I feel about this, haha!
We also stepped in to the bank yesterday to authorise payment of the base stage to the builder. Not exciting so much, seems like an important step.
Despite the lack of movement at the block, we are still pretty excited that we now have a slab. This morning we went to the block with my Brother, Sister in Law, Nephew and Niece. It was fun to do a tour of the 'house' and show them where everything will be. The kids had a ball running all over the slab, I thought they'd be bored!
It's my Birthday tomorrow, and I will be working all day, so we tried to make this weekend a bit of a faux birthday. I'd say it has turned out pretty nicely. It has included a fun little shopping trip where we didn't buy anything (yay for saving), Sizzler for Saturday night dinner and our family block trip this morning. I'm also currently typing on a brand spankin new laptop from my lovely boy Daniel, proving yet again that he is amazing and the best gift giver ever! I've desperately needed a new laptop since the beginning of the year, but we have tried to make the old one last as long as possible, even by gluing it back together. The old one is literally falling apart beyond repair, so this couldn't have come at a better time. It was an excellent surprise!
|Cute kidlets running around, they loved it!|