Things are moving along well with our house plans, even thought we still haven’t actually settled yet! We offered a long settlement to the vendor, which suited us both, but now I’m so ready to have those keys and get started! Until then it still doesn’t feel real, so I can’t wait for that to happen in less than two weeks. It has given us time to get organised though, so as soon as we settle we can put our plans into council.
We decided to throw a housewarming party for our friends and family, so they can see the house before it changes. Obviously there won’t be anything in the house, so it’ll be a ‘bring your own deck chair’ party, but we’ve certainly got the room in the yard for it. There’s nothing like seeing the before and afters in the flesh to make you really appreciate the story behind a house and we want them to share that with us.
Phil suggested we make it a demolition party where people can start to demo things, but of course I vetoed that idea! Can you imagine the combination of alcohol, kids and sledgehammers?? Um, no!!
So nothing will be knocked down that day, but it won’t be long after that it will be. In particular I can’t wait to get stuck into the garden, because there are a lot of things that have to come out. There are a few trees we’ve already had approval to knock down, plus a huge bird aviary. The kids and Phil want to keep the chicken coup, but I’m not sure, so we’ll defer a decision on that one! Then I may even start planting screening trees along the fence, so they have time to develop before we move in.
We have been looking at some plans and I’m so excited to share to share them with you soon. In fact, we’ve been looking at a few options that may change our original idea dramatically, so I can’t wait to let you know all about it!
More from me soon….