27 November 2007

totally confused

and a bit peeved. I have been expecting the builders electrician for 2 days now so I rang to see when he is coming. I get told they will ring me back. Then the tiler turns up to fix the broken tile so I can only assume they decided against getting the bigger mirror? Who knows ... anyway I asked him about the toilet floor tiles stopping before the door and he says he will fix that at the same time. I wait 4 hours for my return phone call ... nothing grrr. I ring back and they are out of the office and will ring me back hmmmm. Half an hour later the guy that the building manager is training rings me and says the electrician will be here THURSDAY arghhh. SO I ask when the plumber will be here and.....they will ring me back. Officially pissed now.

Christmas is closing in really quickly now and when they finally finish we still have to paint, get the floor and kitchen tiles done. Feeling really overwhelmed and frustrated. The fact that it's Chrismas would bother me except that things close down and if the floor and things aren't here before we could be waiting until the end of January. OK better stop typing now...my eye has started twitching ( insert maniacal laugh here)

24 November 2007

Electricity first stage DONE

We have been without power for 2 days but we finally have our electicity meters moved out the front. On the second day the carpenter came and fixed up the last things few things. He kept looking at the door step and asked if we had any left over pieces of cladding. We did so I went and got him a piece. 10 minutes later he stood back and said " That's better. It was driving me nuts!" He had seen quite a few things that weren't finished properly and this was just another thing. Before and after....So all I can say is. What a guy!

20 November 2007

Another great day!

Today the cornice guy turned up and put the cornice around the kitchen cuboards and then the shower screen man turned up to measure and show us our choices.
We chose chrome as it won't seem as intrusive in such a small bathroom. It will also match in with everything else because all the metal and appliances are silver.

He also pointed out that if we chose the bigger of the two mirrors then we won't see the chipped tile.....yes there is a chipped tile
I'm a bit peeved that the tiler didn't tell us. You can't tell me he didn't notice it. I am the kind of person who would be disappointed but it's not the end of the world, but when it's hidden it annoys the hell out of me. This is where our builder really shines...I rang to speak to the building manager but he was out of the office so the owner asked if he could help. When I told him about the tile he was disappointed and asked "what can we do about this?" ( that dosn't read very well....he asked in a good way lol asking me what I wanted done ) I told him that the shower screen guy said the larger of the 2 mirrors would cover it. We are supposed to pay for our mirror as it isn't in the contract so you can just imagine how happy I was when owner said "Don't you worry about it I will pay (chuckle chuckle) as long as it is not ridiculous I will pay for you" What a guy!

It's so nice to get some good news like that after all the budget blowouts!

Hope you are all well
Take care

19 November 2007

MIA apologies

Bathroom and toilet are tiled and today the vanity was put in. Then just to really make my day the kitchen company dropped off OUR cooktop. LOVE IT! What a great day :^D Yes it still needs the handles put on.

This is the RIGHT cooktop and did I mention I LOVE IT :^D

Nearly there!

12 November 2007

Standby to rewind

Apologies for not posting much lately. It's been crazy as usual and I am WAY behind with my posts....well the posts are done but they are missing photos so I decided to put them up and then FINALLY go through my photos tomorrow and add them. So if you want to see what has been happening you will have to look back!

Today the tiler laid the floor in the new bathroom and toilet. YAY things are moving again :^D

5 November 2007

My goodness a Meme!

Mandy has nominated me for a meme...ummm thanks? LOL I hadn't heard of such a thing so I wandered over to her blog to check it out. Here is what I found :^)

Mandy from Made by Mandy scrapbooking tagged me for the "Picture Me" MeMe.

Kate at Our Red House began this MeMe and said the following;

"The rules are simple: post a picture of yourself on your blog. As some may feel uncomfortable posting a current photo, a baby or childhood picture is fine. Post the picture, tell us the story behind it, copy the logo, and tag three others (without forgetting to tell them that they have been tagged!)"

So here goes...

This is ME! Taken by DS2 J while I was painting the extension. Now who to nominate hmmmm

Chandelle @ Arthur happenings

Rachael @ 2+3=A mad house

Joyce @ Salisbury's corner of the web

I hope this is ok girls. I nominated you because I enjoy reading about yur lives and you aren't scared to put your pic on your blog ;^D

Take care all

Hugs Pam

3 November 2007

Rainwater tanks

Finally we can breathe a sigh of relief. We have been under a lot of pressure to get rainwater tanks...pressure with both money and time. The rules state that we have to have a tank big enough to collect water off of a percentage of the roof and we also have to have a minimum off a 1000 litre tank plumbed into the house.

We have always wanted more tanks but to get metal ones we have to wait 4 months. We could get plastic ones in half that time but they are twice the price. So there lies the problem until.....

A friend of ours found us these 2 tanks and the price......Freeeee! Woohoo .

Hope you are all having as good a day as I am :^D

Take care

1 November 2007

REAL carpenters!

That is what the bargeboard SHOULD look like. Check out "The dodgy edge" below for what it looked like before our super carpenter fixed it. He also fixed the outside window frames so Hooray for real carpenters :^D