Monday, 24 November 2014

Finally started

It seems ages since we bought the block of land and signed up to have our new house built. It was quite a long process deciding on colours and tiles and electrics and windows and roofing and everything else that goes into a house. Finally the actual building process has begun.

We have a slab. Not very exciting perhaps but to us it's concrete proof (get it - concrete...) that it is happening. We could see where each of the rooms would be and show a couple of friends who came to check it out with us where the guest room would be for future visits.
The bricks have been delivered and apparently the frame goes up this week. They have estimated it will take 16-18 weeks to complete. With rain and holidays over Christmas it may be a little longer so we aren't expecting it to be finished until April next year.

The neighbour's house is a bit further advanced than ours and there are about a dozen other new homes being built in the surrounding area, so we will all be moving in around the same time I guess.
After we move in, the first job will be the front garden.

The marina is a short stroll away and there's a market every Saturday morning - had to check it out.
This is where I will be buying my fruit and vegetables I think. I love the idea of having a market so close. The quality looked great and the prices were reasonable too.
The marina will eventually be developed to include shops and restaurants, etc but is presently simply moorings and an office.
We then checked out the community art centre. They have painting and craft groups and woodworking and gardening groups. This may become a favourite spot for both of us.
Lunch at the golf club rounded up the day. John hasn't played for a while but was a fairly keen golfer so is looking forward to playing regularly again.
 I predict we will be making regular trips to see the progress over the next few weeks. This will not just be a new house. It will be a new lifestyle.


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  2. Ros, I'm excited to see your new home site! And the neighborhood marina and market look wonderful, too, what an adventure this is going to be. I know it is a terrific amount of work choosing building materials and all that goes with it, but soon it will be done and you'll be settled in your new home.

  3. How exciting! That concrete block symbolises a new life and lifestyle about to come :)

  4. Can you feel my excitement from where over here? I am so darn excited for you.
    Sixteen to eighteen weeks will go by quicker than you know it, and soon you will be in your new home.
    The concrete slab made my day, and now I know that there is a guest room included, I will be booking my
    Your new neighbourhood looks like lots of fun and I can't wait until you're settled and posting all your new activities.

  5. Virginia. You would be more than welcome to visit and stay anytime

  6. Oh my gosh, exciting news :) That looks like such a wonderful place to move to, and I can sense the excitement in your words. I see there is even a tree on your sidewalk - nice!


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