So, the house has been at a standstill for weeks now. There's been stuff happening, but it's pretty much been fixing up things that were done wrong in the first place and we were getting nowhere. It's a long and tedious story and I won't bore you with the details, but a couple of weeks ago, Bike Boy emailed the big boss of the building company and complained and made sure to mention the phrase: Building Commission. And lo! Things are happening.
Of course, we're three or four months behind schedule, which was not exactly factored into our financial plans. Add that to the three-month delay in releasing the land and another two-month delay in getting the building permit, thanks to bureucracy (stupidity?), and we're actually 9 months behind the timeframe we were originally working to.
Anyway, we have been promised that things will be moving from now on, and I expect to see battalions of tradesmen in and out of the place over the next couple of weeks. The end result should see this:
transformed into this:
to this (and yes, we're hoping somebody comes along and adds a pool outside.... Hey, I can dream!):
I'll be watching closely - those tradies are going to be sick of the sight of me.