Clare Kinsey


our first week

You asked for regular updates and so here I am at the end of our first week having had a bit of development since the last post….

I will try and not bombard you all with bucket loads of pictures on Facebook and confine them to here especially right now as to be honest they aren’t really very interesting …. more a documentation of our progress so far. I promise we will get a little more creative as the weeks go on.

So here is this weeks instalment! To re-cap, at the end of last week we got the temporary fencing put up and over the weekend we had the rear fence replaced which looks great. Late on Monday we had the block slashed so that first thing on Tuesday the carpenter could come in and set the house out with the concretor booked to arrive the next day to prepare the slab.

fenceI can’t believe how quickly they got it all set up! The toilet was set up along with the power pole which will be connected soon. In the meantime our gorgeous neighbours have helped us out with some power! In case I haven’t mentioned it before – we are so lucky to have such fantastic neighbours that have really made us feel so welcome !!

slabAnd before we knew it…. We had a garage slab!!

finishedslabOur floor level had to be quite high in my opinion to get passed through council and Melb water and when I first saw them setting it up I thought it was all going to look a bit ridiculous…. I still think we have been forced to go to an unnecessary height but now that it is done I think it looks OK. Regardless, we have had no say in it so we just have to make the best of it.

So thats it for this week. I doubt we will see much happen next week while we wait for the concrete to do whatever it has to do. Think I might go stand on it tomorrow 😉




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now it looks real!

I promise I will not innundate you with posts now that we have started but after months of NOTHING I just have to share one more from today!

The back fence is done and the neighbours are hidden away – AND we have put our sign up on the temporary fence that went up yesterday evening!Photo 18-10-2014 5 31 51 pm

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Day 1

So thrilled to say that we have made a start….

After months and months and months of planning and preparation we are all set to go. This weekend there is a new fence along the back being built to ensure our neighbours have a little privacy throughout the next months…. The posts went in today and will be finished tomorrow.  I have organised the temporary fence  which has been delivered and erected this evening. It’s now starting to look like a proper building site.

So here is the beginning – lots of regular updates to come and I hope some quick progress!! Photo 17-10-2014 11 05 10 am