December 22, 2011

Missed it by THAT much.

I'd like you to do something for me.

Put your thumb and index finger together.

Now move them apart about 1 cm.

THAT is how far we are away from finishing The Money Pit.

THAT is how close we came to moving in by Christmas.

THAT is how much patience I have left.

We have made steady progress most of the year, but we just didn't make it.

We now have a new goal which is March 2012.

There's not alot left to do. The toilets and taps, the light fittings, the ceiling fans and power points, the hot water system and last of all, the floors, which will be polished.

In the grand scheme of things, it's just a blip on the radar.

So work has stopped over Christmas, except for the ordering of the lights, fans, taps and toilets.

The painter has finished and has done a great job. It took 4 weeks to paint the inside.
Remembering that the house is 550 sqm.

So we are going to enjoy our 4th Christmas in the shed, knowing that it won't be long and we will be unpacking our things and moving into our dream home.

We are so happy with the skylights!

We have them in two of the bathrooms, the mud room, the kitchen and our walk in robe. See how bright they are!


All For Love said...

Oh my word... SO... close! It's looking a treat for an unfinished job, but just think how wonderful it will all look in 2012! Merry Christmas :o)

Farmers Wifey said...

THANK YOU so much! How are you, ready for Christmas??

A Farmer's Wife said...

Christmas is just one day. You will live in your beautiful home for years to come. Enjoy your Christmas. Have a champagne on that wonderful verandah and think of the future.....

Mum on the Run said...

We nearly made it!!
Looking absolutely fabulous.
Enjoy your final 'shed Christmas' with that gorgeous family of yours.
;-) x

Anonymous said...

At least now you can take your time to move in and not combine the mad rush of Christmas with decorating your home! It looks wonderful and I love your deck! Settle back now and just enjoy your Christmas and look forward to moving in next year. Have a wonderful Christmas. x

Dreaming said...

Your house is so beautiful - I bet you are going to love those huge porches!
Enjoy your LAST Christmas in the shed!

What becomes of the shed after you move in?

Alannah said...

love love love the colours...soooo close

Farmers Wifey said...

Thank you lovelies! We are going to relocate the shed down to the front of the property....and the temporary living quarters (the site sheds) will be going to "I don't care wherever!"

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

Bring on March , you new home is gorgeous Michelle.

TheThingsIdTellYou said...

I just LOVE this house! I can't wait to see the pics when everything's all done and you're all settled in!

K said...

Everything is beautiful! I was were you are right now a couple of years ago and it is so exciting, I can't wait to see it completed.