Sunday, February 26, 2012

A photo a day - Swimming...sorta

37 degrees in Melbourne
$15 blow up pool from a $2ish type shop
3 happy kids

NKOTB - 24 days and counting

I thought that it was probably about time for another house update (although I suspect if you know me in real life you would have heard enough bitching and moaning to last a lifetime).

So the build flow goes like this:
  1. Start building with #1 site supervisor
  2. House seems to be moving VERY quickly - everybody is telling us that we'll be in by Christmas
  3. Some weird things start happening - scaffolding comes down before bricking is finished, house is painted before some plastering is finished, house is half tiled and left for ages
  4. #1 site supervisor gets sacked, apparently due to the half assed job on our house (structurally we're fine but everything has been done ass about face (you think???)
  5. #2 site supervisor starts. It's just before Christmas and the house is at a standstill with no work being done what-so-ever.
  6. #3 site supervisor starts. He tells us that it will take at least to Christmas to get the house to where it should be.
  7. We find out that no work is being done as the site was shut down by WorkSafe or something similar. There is two weeks where no work is done.
  8. We are given dates for tradies and are told that we still should be in by contract date (21.03.12)
  9. Tradies never turn up on arranged dates or if they do they only work for 30ish minutes.
  10. Carpenters get sacked for not turning up for job.
  11. #4 site supervisor starts. He seems to be more senior than anyone we're seen and his sole job is to get our house completed.
So this is where we are at now. There are 24 days to the end of contract date. I don't think the house will be ready.

Most current pic of the front of the house. Looks so far away still.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

A photo a day - Nice spot for a rest

 Excuse the blurry pic but I needed to zoom in to be able to share and we all know how *cough* great *cough* iPhones and the zoom camera function is.

The whole time we where there, this Pelican sat on top of the street light just watching all the goings on at the beach.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A photo a day - Vice

Vice: a practice or a behavior or habit considered immoral, depraved, or degrading in the associated society. Hmmm, do you think my coke zero falls into this category?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A photo a day - Ahh the serenity

God I love Williamstown. How gorgeous is this tree lined street? 
That's what I miss with living in a new estate.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A photo a day - Face in a hole

The princess wasn't too happy about not being tall enough to be the girl but managed a smile. Liam however was a tad over excited.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A photo a day - All you need is love

There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game. It's easy.
There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time. It's easy.

Love you Mr BBQ Nerd x ♥ x

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A photo a day - OMG, won't someone think of the children

What is this world coming to when you ask to take a photo of a cute chocolate face and your 3 year old does duckface

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A photo a day - Can we build it.

Yes we can.
Every single piece of Duplo that Nannie owns piled that high that Liam had to stand on a chair.

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Kids on the block - Locked out :(

On one hand it's really friggin annoying that we can no longer get into the house, but on the other at least the place is finally locked up properly. If we can't get in, neither can anyone else then.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A photo a day - Quick, grab a bargain

Yes, I will openly admit to being juvenile at times but come on, surely someone needs some skills in marketing.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A photo a day - Nawwww, I love my husband

As soon as I saw this in the window next door to work I knew it was perfect for the husband. Especially since he's such a smart as and says shit like this all the time. I'm thinking that they must have some cards in there just perfect for him.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A photo a day - The reluctant rockstar

Despite the sad, puppy dog face when I pulled the camera out, Jack had been running around like a rockstar. Stage fright anyone?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A photo a day - Assface husband

I have created a monster. Brian is now obsessed with Words with Friends. He thinks he's top shit because he just got a 50 point word. I'm so getting my ass kicked.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A photo a day - FML

After suffering through tightass Kirks drinks for almost a week now, my withdrawals have kicked into overdrive and I HAD to go and buy some Coke Zero today.
This is what I found at the supermarket:

Friday, February 3, 2012

A photo a day - And school goes back

The big cheesy grin on Liam's face is comical since just two seconds before he was refusing to get in the photo and cracking it about me walking him into school.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012