Locked out 

Metricon are ticking things off the list as planned. Painters had their last day on Tuesday and it also looked like the electricians completed the air conditioning, lighting and electrical fitoff yesterday. I thought they were due to complete the fitoff today hence my lunchtime drive-by to have a close nosey at the painting workmanship. 

I was disappointed to see the house empty. Although I still managed to get inside the fence as whoever was the last to leave didn’t do a good job locking up the gates. So, I was able to see a bit of the progress through the windows. 

Sorry for the poor quality pics. 

‘Orpheus’ bricks scrubbed up well😄

Hume Savoy ‘XS26’ stained Rich Walnut

Dining Room feature wall painted in Dulux ‘Ceylonese’

We tried to negotiate with the electrician to install LED downlights instead of the ridiculously ugly UFO battens. They were happy to oblige however our site manager stepped in and wouldn’t have a bar of it. Boohoo! It’s easy enough to change after handover so no big deal.

UFO lights

I also spied bath and stuff waiting for plumbing fitoff. Can’t wait to see all our shiny tapware go in.

Plumbing hardware

Next week is another big milestone week. Our much awaited Spotted Gum floors are getting installed! Woohoo👍

Wet n Wild

Well there goes J’s grand plans for an action packed week on site! Instead of having an army of trades work their magic on our house, this week’s wet and wild Sydney weather will no doubt see our block sit idle.

I drove by after miss C’s netball game on Saturday to see the painters hard at work on the exterior. They were supposed to finish up yesterday before the planned removal of the scaffolding today but with the driving rain and gale force winds, I don’t think they had much luck completing the job. I swear building a house is a test of patience!

Ok, that’s enough of my rambling. I’ll sign off with a few not-so-interesting pics. Stay safe and dry😄


I spy a team of painters on Saturday. I wish they came back on Sunday to finish the job before this crazy weather!


Hole in the Study for the recessed meter box


Master bedroom balcony balustrade waterproofed


Rear with 75% of bricks acid washed