Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shake, Rattle and Hold On East Coast of United States

I am sending prayers to my family and friends in the States, especially, those on the East Coast who felt the 5.8 magnitude earthquake today and are preparing themselves for Hurricane Irene, which could possibly hit land this weekend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Waiting Game

We have come to a stand still until we get plumbing approval from Council! Therefore, the only activity today was Jake's meeting with John Dillon from Unique Landscaping

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Brisbane Show Day- 17 August 2011

On Monday, Graham and Jake dug the footings for the porch. Yesterday the guys poured the concrete for the porch and remaining footings. Today they are doing the prep work for the suspended concrete floor.

I'm waiting for a quote for doors and windows from Woodworkers and trying to decide on a color for the exterior. I'm thinking a light grey or blue. Anybody out there have and suggestions? I also need to start thinking about tiles for bathrooms and laundry!

The following pictures were taken around 11:00am.

View from Lounge

View from Kitchen

Footing for the Porch

View from Ground Level

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday's Adventure

The day was spent digging out the driveway and that afternoon Jake had help from his favourite worker!  Can't wait to see how much that will cost him!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Porchlight Interiors

The wonderful Hayley and Tracee from Porchlight Interiors are mentioned in the latest issue on Ivy & Piper (page 108), which is an online home fashion magazine

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday Morning

Early Thursday morning photos!

The left side is the kitchen area and the right is the loung.

Long Day

I do believe two young men left the property extremely tired! These two spent the entire day shovelling rocks into the drainage behind the retaining wall.  When I stopped by to take photos they did not appear to be happy chappies!

The Drop!

Rob from Rob Watkins Builders is working on the structural steel and floor structure for the suspended concrete slab to the kitchen, lounge and dinning area.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Week Four

We are heading into week four and I have no idea what is being done today!  On Friday concrete was poured into the retaining walls and Jake set sail on MONDO for the 5th Annual Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race. 

I spent the morning with Hayley and Tracee from Porchlight Interiors ( I look forward to going over everything with Jake when he returns today.

Have a great day and may the Lord keep you safe!

Friday, August 5, 2011


The retaining walls are up and concrete will be poured into them today.  Pictures to come.

I'm off to meet Hayley and Tracee from Porchlight Interiors  Lots of questions on my agenda and most of the questions are from Jake, who at first was hesitant about hiring Interior Decorators!  I think he might just realize that I was right on this one!

The annual Brisbane to Keppel Yacht starts today. This is its 5th year and we are praying MONDO will win! Be safe boys and have lots of fun.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Day 10 and Day 11

It has been a busy two days on the property for the brick layers. They have been laying the brick wall for the bottom section of house. Actually, it's the section that will house the water tanks etc and will not be closed in.