Tuesday, 16 August 2011
I'm coming home!
I have been humming this song all day. Handover is scheduled for tomorrow Wednesday 17/08/11. That's exactly 21 weeks since Eden Brae started and 5 weeks ahead of schedule. We will be starting the floors on Thursday. My mother in law is booked in as well to do the traditional blessing of the our new home. The big move will follow thereafter.
Once the floors are finished, the installation of the wardrobes are due. Really need this to be done so that we can pack all our clothes and neaten the bedrooms. Ordered the blinds and shutters from Jay at Bosetti Blinds but they won't be ready for a few weeks so we'll be using our own makeshift window coverings for a while.
While we were preparing for handover, we met with a few landscape gardeners. This whole exercise proved to be very interesting and we learnt heaps. These guys had some great ideas and this helped us to finalise exactly what look we wanted for our garden and alfresco area. I always knew that I wanted a formal garden and felt that it would best suit the style of our house . So I am sticking to what I want with a lot of hedges and geometric shapes. Adding a rose garden as well as I love the standard roses. Ben's only stipulation is that our garden must be low maintenance. I totally agree as the whole reason for the downsize from the large two storey house was to make our lives simpler. Met a great guy, Mark from Beach Designs and he is preparing a quote for us to do our decking in the back garden. We saw Mark's workmanship and he did a fantastic job on that deck. He gave us some great design ideas as well.
Tomorrow is going to be a busy day so wish me luck.