Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The long grind

I may have sorted the cork tiles, but I'm too much of a pessimist to reveal how before I have them in front of me - which will (fingers crossed!) be later this week.

Yesterday some painters arrived, and they have set to work prepping what is left to do of the ceilings and walls inside. Hopefully the interior painting will be finished by the end of the week.

Our wallpaper is well on it's way from Europe, but I'm not sure if it will get held up at customs, or if I'll get stung for GST when it arrives (hopefully MAF doesn't bloody destroy the stuff).

I drew up a list of things left to do (aside from the painting, floor-laying and wallpapering - minor tasks) which is a tad frightening, as it's a long list.

Unfortunately I'm not really able to do anything on the list myself, and am relying on our increasingly elusive builder. I bake every day (apple pie today) and the baking always disappears by the end of the day, but I never seem to lay eyes on the guy - I think he might hide down the road and pop in to eat the baking as soon as I leave - like a timid cat (in the body of a 90kg man....this is getting weird).

Anyway, our hopes of having things wrapped up and the place rented by November are obviously long gone.  I am resigned to the fact that at best we have at least two weeks left.

The enthusiasm I had for this project has absolutely waned. Sigh.

1 comment:

  1. Oh don't be like that! It will be amazing. I'm in awe and a little envious of the big meaty challenge you have set yourselves. Can I come home and live in it? Zx