Category Archives: Building a house on a mountainside

Two Years Ago, One Year Ago & Today

Tuesday Today was the day… Google reminded me of what was happening on this day last year and the year before. On this day in 2019, our plot looked like this…piling for the foundations was underway. A year ago, this … Continue reading

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Mike is 70!

Sunday Today was the day… Mike turned 70! It’s such a milestone and we are so grateful. This day is so significant to me. Firstly, because Mike married when he was 35, we always knew and spoke about the fact … Continue reading

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Sunset Walk

Wednesday Today was the day… The wind picked up. We enjoyed two walks today. The first to the wetlands again, but not quite as far as yesterday and the second in the howling wind this evening. It was a lovely … Continue reading

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Pre-Move Day

Thursday Today was the day… We moved furniture across to Echo. I didn’t see that coming. Werner, the builder made three trips… It was strange to see the furniture in the building… And even stranger to see our house so … Continue reading

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Finishing the Finishes

Wednesday Today was the day… We started seeing a number of finishes being finished. Outside, broken steps were repaired… Most of the toilets are in and working… Basins are in with working taps… My bathroom is looking good… I helped … Continue reading

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Getting Used To The Idea

Tuesday Today was the day… We spent a goodly amount of time trying to get the data off my dead laptop. The delightful off-spin was a drive through to Claremont to see Joe and Lenore – where Joe bravely agreed … Continue reading

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New Laptop

Monday Today was the day… My laptop went into cardiac arrest. My beloved husband saw this coming and while out buying building things, he went to the computer shop and bought me a new laptop. He is now performing CPR … Continue reading

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New Move-in Plan

Sunday Today was the day… Mike and I figured the house will not be completely ready for us to move in permanently on Friday. We will speak to the builder tomorrow about some of the details and see what he … Continue reading

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Countdown!

Saturday Today was the day… I realised that last night may have been my last Friday night in our current house. Tonight our last Saturday.   The countdown has begun. I had been thinking that we may or may not move … Continue reading

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The Granite Arrived!

Thursday Today was the day… The granite arrived. We are jubilant! The risk paid off! We bought it 11 months ago (I wrote about it on 9th November 2019!)  The granite along with the counters for the bathroom vanities arrived … Continue reading

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No Granite Yet + Buying a Bed

Wednesday Today was the day… The granite did not arrive. We actually got a message this time last evening to say it was not yet finished and it will arrive on Thursday. This afternoon I messaged the consultant and he … Continue reading

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Tale of Three Tiles

Tuesday Today was the day… I did a lot of running about and hardly any work.  I had a to-do list of three things: Get a final piece of wood cut for Julian’s bathroom cabinet. I did that first thing … Continue reading

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Time To Pack

Monday Today was the day… I started packing. It’s not that I haven’t done some clearing and packing in the recent past. But I’m now packing intentionally. I have a plan to take what we usually use on a daily … Continue reading

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Building for a Year

Saturday Today was the day… It was a year ago today that I made the first payment to the builder. At that stage our plans hadn’t been passed, so we did a deal for him to do the first stage … Continue reading

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The JoJo Tanks Came Tumbling Down the Hill

Thursday Today was the day… I went to Echo bright and early to see for myself the JoJo tanks that had come tumbling down the hill. David phoned close to 11pm saying he had heard a crash and a bang … Continue reading

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