April 8, 2012

House Update

Have you moved into your house yet?

This is the question I get asked everyday.

No, we haven't moved in yet.  We are nearly there..not alot to do now.

As of today, we have fourteen weeks to finish The Money Pit.  That takes us into July, and that is our deadline.

After three and a half years in The Shed, what's another fourteen weeks?

My patience is at its lowest, probably because we are so close.

Just a few more steps......take it easy.

Things have been happening, though.

The Hubbster has been busy building stairs, in the garage, at the back of the house leading to the pool, and at the side of the house.




The verandah handrails have been built, and the next step is the stainless steel wire to finish them off.

Last week I ordered the taps and bathroom fittings, and the toilets.  The shower screens are being looked at this week.

There is a light at the end of this tunnel..my neverending bad camping trip may be at last coming to an end........

19 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Bless you patient lady!! I know a family who have had 4 Canberra Winters in a shed, with 4 boys, she is one understanding wife as her husband builds the house (he works 70 hours a week), they live out of town & they only use cash, so many ways they could have done it faster but this way, they are not left with a scary mortgage, they can move in (this Winter) & truly enjoy it, not to mention, APPRECIATE it. Love Posie

Farmers Wifey said...

Wow lovely! Does she blog? If so can you share her link, I'd love to chat to her and discuss our situations lolol

River said...

14 weeks? That's SO close!
I like the steps, I bet they make it much easier getting up onto the porch now. Before this I've been imagining you climbing up and jumping down....

Farmers Wifey said...

Yes we had some temporary stairs up there!!!!!

Tina ~ Tina Gray {dot} Me said...

Only 14 weeks to go!! I'm really excited and it's not me moving in! :) Love watching this progress, Michelle xx

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks Tina, I'm going to have a virtual house warming party though hehe

Norlin said...

Woohoo! It's all coming together well. And can I just add this? I'm sure your's will be ready - as in FULLY ready, even when mine still isn't - and we've lived in ours for 4 years now, yet, there are still stuff that haven't been completed yet, making it worse is when Mr. C adds on a new project - THE CUBBY HOUSE! ;)

Farmers Wifey said...

The cubby house sounds divine..but I won't mention it to hubby lol

W said...

OMG, I promise it's worth it!! We've been in our place 4 months after 18 months of building. WORTH IT. I promise. Looking good though! Your countdown is the same as mine though, Pretty#3 due July!

Beatrix said...

Thanks for stopping over at my blog - I'm really enjoying reading yours, and can't wait to see photos of your completed house! (I bet you can't wait either!) I hope the next fourteen weeks passes quickly for you! xox

Farmers Wifey said...

@ W YOU are giving me inspiration to keep going lol thank you xo We will both have something to celebrate xo

@ Beatrix thank you.....Loving your blog also xo

Mrs Catch said...

Stairs! Yay! You are such a patient lady. There'll be QUITE a few house-warming parties down your way in July. Am I right?

Farmers Wifey said...

Goodness yes!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa Mitchell said...

14 weeks! This house is worse than pregnancy. I'll NEVER last! I'm itching to see it all once it's done. I don't know how you can contain yourself.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

You are a very patient women Michelle.
It will be worth the wait.
I hope we still aren't living in a shed in 3.5 yrs.

Farmers Wifey said...

Ladies, my patience is nearly gone..but I'm counting down the weeks now xo

Mum on the Run said...

Step by step, hey.
Literally.
Looking good though.
:-) xx

Farmers Wifey said...

I'm loving every single one of those steps! xo

House Removals said...

Looks almost finished. And those steps are so authentic and beautiful. The waiting and all our the efforts would worth.