Today our electrical fit off commenced. We took all of our light fittings out to the house last night (in the dark). This part of the process has always been a bit of a worry for us, because we had some pretty specific wishes on our list. Before we even got there this afternoon to check it out we had already had several calls saying that we needed to purchase some light bulbs, and that one of our kitchen pendants was broken.
We got to the house, saw the front lights, everything seems good with those. I went straight to the bedroom and was immediately horrified to find that our bedside pendant lights were WAY too short. After that I could barely focus on anything else because I was so upset that the one thing that I was particularly excited about was all wrong. We also realised the wrong fan had been installed, which was puzzling at first, since we had actually delivered the fan ourselves. Turns out Coral had ordered the things that were in the contract-which we had been told many times not to worry about. So the electrician got confused and just put in the fan that Coral provided, which is exactly the same as ours but with a light in it, and hideous.
|Front lights installed|
|Pendant lights, way too short, and fan with a light, ughhh..|
|One sad little broken pendant|
On the way home we got in touch with the electrician and we were able to explain the issues we had found. He was pretty good about it and will be working on fixing it tomorrow. Luckily the pendant lights in the bedroom just have the chord looped up in the ceiling, so he can lower them (Happy Lauren). We just have to go to Beacon and get them to replace the broken glass in our kitchen pendant lights, and we should then be able to sort this out ourselves because it won't require an electrician to change the actual glass. He will also switch the fans for us and fix a few other issues.
The oven, cook top and dishwasher have also been installed.
|Oven, cook top and range hood|
The water tanks will hopefully be delivered this week and they have setup the sand pad for them to go on. That's all a bit of a worry for us, but hopefully it will all come together in the end. It's been extra hard because Coral are providing two of the tanks, and we have to coordinate a third coming from a different supplier.
|Pad for the Water tanks|
Tiling is due to commence this Thursday, so we will be staying away from the house on those days. I guess that means carpet will go in very soon too.
It feels like there were so many things to finish, and now all of a sudden I can't even think of what else needs to be done.
This will mean we will be out of our rental in time without having to ask for an extra week. I have already booked mini movers, we both have the day off for PCI and have the second week of October off work to move.
We will add some more photos in the next few days. It was so late when we went today that we really didn't get many good pictures.