I never thought I'd be excited by gas meter installation, but it's another telling sign that we're at the end of the build. Yesterday this sentiment was confirmed by my weekly call from the Site Manager who said he's aiming to have all the outstanding bits and pieces finished by the end of next week. So I really hope the door supplier comes through with their umpteenth promise that the Rumpus door will be delivered by the end of this week...and that the sparky returns to finish the pillar wiring...and the plumber changes the basin wastes over to the pop ups we paid for...and the stormwater gets connected to the street!
I'm not concerned about the painting touch ups and carpentry items, as these are the Site Manager's trades he's used for years and he said they'll come back in an afternoon when he says he's ready (just waiting on that damn door!)
The Neff distributor also called today to say they've had our oven in storage for 6 months now and won't hold it any longer than the 6th April (which would have been handover, but isn't likely by the time QA, PCI & Occupancy Cert timeframes are factored in...) so my appliance retailer kindly stepped up to the plate and organised for the oven to be delivered to their warehouse and stored with our other appliances until we're ready to move in. Yay Sue from Elite Appliances Armadale, you are my hero!
So the Easter break will be spent packing boxes and I'm strangely looking forward to it!
In the meantime I plan to publish some posts on my colour ideas and furnishings for some of the rooms in the house, with a view to keeping myself inspired and excited about the move - a task that is all too dry and exhausting in its own right!