Wednesday, 17 December 2014

1 week until Christmas

Today Dave did coat number one of the yellow on the west side upstairs. We have only being doing two coats of yellow so just one to go on that side. Still then have to paint the architraves and add in a scotia (or alternative under the window).

Also, we ordered the plasterboard for upstairs and down. That was about $900. We must buy insulation too, but man that stuff is so expensive!!! Eek.

Other outgoings is $2800 for the electricians work done so far which we will pay tomorrow. When the timber for the stairs comes in we will have to cough up some money for that too.

Here is the yellow on the weatherboards that were done tonight:
8:30pm and it is still light out. God I love summer in Melbourne.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Running the power cables

So yesterday and today, Phil the sparkie came and ran the new cables for the lights, powerpoints and data lines into the extension. This is a big step and it means we can now start putting up plaster whenever we want to.

I was very happy with the electricians work. He arrived on time the day he said he would and we left some of the positioning of the downlights up to him and I am very happy with his choice. He still has to come back to run the cables for the staircase lights after the stairs are installed (whenever that may be. But the timber has been ordered and is coming down from Sydney.Yay!).

Here are all the cables:

Phil decided to put these two down lights over on the racked ceiling

More downlights and fan in the living room

Outside lights either side of the doors and an external powerpoint

Upstairs power and data for the kids retreat

Plates for powerpoints in Andrew's room

This is near the dining room where the phone line will come in
On the weekend we did some tip runs to clean up the mess around the outside of the house. 3 ute loads later and it is looking a lot better but still more to go. We really need to get cracking on the painting of the exterior upstairs so we can cross that all off the list and finish the weatherboarding.

The windows that we were meant to collect on Friday but couldn't, will be collected on Friday morning before my husbands work breakup BBQ. So maybe they can get a quick coat of sealer and be installed this weekend. Maybe? It is almost Christmas after all.

Seasons greetings,

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Picking up more windows

Today after work, Dave has to drive out to Bayswater to pick up the last two windows for the back room. I hope we will have time to get them installed this weekend. With Christmas and events on, things are a bit hectic.

The sparky is coming on Monday so we need to map things out for him and clear the walls so he can do his work. Might be time to shop for light fittings. Happy days.

Dave also wants me to think about carpet for the upstairs room. Any tips guys?