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01 May 2013

Building a House {2nd Month}

** House Progress Post **

Well it’s been an exciting month in the Samelia’s Mum House build. I should really be calling it the Samelia’s Family House build as I obviously won’t be living it up there, all by myself... well except maybe during school hours.

In my last post, we’d reached the slab stage. The concrete slab had just been poured – which was super exciting. Here is the link if you would like to go back and see where it all began.

In the past month, I’ve been stalking the site. I try to go when I think that the builders would have gone home for the day. Most of the time though, they’re still there, so I take photos when I think that they’re not looking. Yes, a wee bit creepy for them, but I imagine they get it a lot by excited women, whose house they’re building.

Okay, so next up, this happened:

SameliasMum House 1
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And then last week, during the Anzac Day public holiday, we decided to drive by to see the progress and found that the builders hadn’t locked the gate properly. So we may or may not have had a little tour of the downstairs – from the inside!!

This is an image from my kitchen, near where the sink will be. That stand thingy will be the island bench. Where those planks of wood are on the floor, will be where I’ll have my dining table.

That doorway into that room with 4 glorious windows, will be my much anticipated sewing room.

SameliasMum House 9

Okay, breathe Anorina.

The kids went back to school after the 2 week autumn break and on Monday, I booked myself in for a colour and cut (it had been months since the last time I’d been for hair rescue).

So amid all of this construction, I went and got my hair done.
Here I am, looking slightly cross eyed, sneaking a photo in the mirror while the hairdresser went to get some glossy, trashy magazines for me to read.

SameliasMum Hair 1

And here is the after-shot when I got in the car. It was lovely and shiny and straight… and then it drizzled and my hair got just wet enough to not be lovely and straight any more. But hey, I captured the moment.

SameliasMum Hair 2

This photo was taken yesterday afternoon. The brickies have been working away getting the bottom floor all bricked up.

SameliasMum House 10

You know what I have just noticed? They have moved bricks to the other side of the fence. I wonder if they’re making way for the scaffolding to arrive soon. Scaffolding means - second storey. Woo Hoo!

I’m dreaming of flooring now. We will go in and order our flooring and carpet soon. I know what I like, but it will of course come down to $$$. Winning the lottery right about now would be lovely.

If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?

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25 comments:

  1. Love your excitement! The house is looking great - sooo much space and stunning views! We are 3 sleeps away from moving into ours and I can't wait to unpack (mind you, I still have to PACK), organise, declutter and DECORATE!!! :)I never tire of this part :))

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    1. You are going to have the busiest weekend! But just think - by Mothers Day you'll be all settled in and enjoying your new home. So excited for you!

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  2. We started this process a year ago and have been all moved in for over 6 months, it really is exciting!! Congrats it looks great so far.

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    1. Wow that was a fast build. A new home is so exciting! I think the decorating is the best part - yes?

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  3. Building is exciting and daunting all at once. We built our old house now (now our investment property) 7 years ago. It was a step learning curve.

    Your house is looking great and your sewing room is HUGE!

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    1. Amy - it's all about the sewing room. Every display house we looked at, I'd imagine where the sewing room would be. I cannot wait to get all of my fabric in there.

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  4. aaaaawwwww I am so envious!!! A brand new house!! What fun!!! So much fun to be had with decorating and all that!! And your sewing room!!! WOOHOO!!!

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    1. Yes, the decorating will be the best part! Can't wait.

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  5. Oh how exciting! And that sewing room is going to be amazing! Lots of natural light, nice and big, close to the family room... Dreamy!!

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  6. how very exciting Anorina,i just love those views.xx

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  7. Invest in some property do WM could retire!

    Your house is coming along very quickly although it probably doesn't feel like that to you!

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  8. Great photos and you have positioned your sewing room in just the right spot. Close enough to the family homes heart (the kitchen) that you will be able to sneak in there and still be in touch with the family. Looking forward to see more. hugs

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  9. Love, love your sewing room space!!!! I am excited to be sharing the building of your home process with you:)

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  10. wow!! I love watching houses build!! looks like a great block of land!!

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  11. I love your excitement, Anorina! Watching a home being built is so much fun. That sewing room is going to be amazing!

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  12. Love your sewing room....sure beats the four lane major road vista from our home! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  13. All this in just two months? Impressive!

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  14. Wow! Your house seems to be progressing pretty fast (or is it just me, because it's not my house!!) and your hair looks beautiful!

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  15. How exciting!!!! Bet you're hanging out to move yourselves in there!!!

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  16. I am enjoying your posts and watching the progress being made in your new home. It is a wonderful journey x

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  17. I thi I I would be too impatient to build...

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  18. HOW EXCITING! Seeing it all come together must be so wonderful, I can't wait to see the finished result. Your home looks huge! If I won a million I would build a house of course!
    xx

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  19. Great progress on the house!! If I won a million dollars, I would pay off mortgages and student loan debts for my kids, buy a newer vehicle, and a little cottage by a lake -- Oh, and a Baby Lock jet-air serger -- and a long arm quilting machine. And I would go to Denmark. End of fantasy.

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  20. I love the hair-all-straight-just-been-to-hairdresser look! I had it a few weeks ago and it made me feel great. You look gorgeous in that after pic. :)

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