Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Too good to be true......

Well I have contacted my ISP to find out what is going one, speed through the day varies from 25Mbps to 80+Mbps

I have asked if this is normal and was told to perform some tests throughout the day for the next day or so and report back.......

Dam you internet pixies!!!

Monday, 25 March 2013

We have WARP SPEED!!!!!

Well over the last few days the internet pixies have been working hard and this is my connection this morning......

Hope that is my always speed

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

New House, new bed...

Well what does it mean for our son when we move, he gets a new bed... His current one is a 2nd hand one so we ordered a new one 2 weeks ago. Put it up today, mattress shopping happened Sunday just gone so his mattress and our new ensemble should be delivered on the weekend

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Applied for my Internet

One of the most important parts of the build, applied for my Internet connection to be setup 100/40Mbps plan here I come!!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Opticomm funtimes

Well they were scheduled for the afternoon and can be there anytime from 12-4pm, so I turn up at 11:45am and start to build my new BBQ. Finsih that about 2:30pm and at 3pm when they have not shown up decided I might just check the external enclosure and low and behold they have been to my house at some point (in the morning).

So off to test the TV, only getting 1 channel..... Channel 44, while it is OK only some much community TV you can watch :( Tried to call them, office hours on Saturday is until 1:30pm so no answer on the TV this weekend

At least the day got something done

Friday, 8 March 2013

Oran Park Rebate

Well after finally asking if we could use the Interim Occupation Certificate we put in the application for the design rebate 3 weeks ago and the cash is now in our account burning a hole in our pockets!!

Final Occupational Certificate

Got to the house today and our first mail had arrived, our Final Occupation Certificate. YAY!!!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

90day Maintenance Report

Hand delivered to Allworth today, had a defect report prepaired by H&K Ryan. Not a heap of things but worth the peice of mind. Also had a 2 page list of our own issues, now the wait to get them fixed........

Friday, 1 March 2013

Opticomm due, where are you?

Well Opticomm had been schduled to come out today, no show.... no call....

I called them at 4:30pm and told they were still coming and to call back in about an hour if they were not there. No arrival at 6pm so called back, spoke to another person and told they had not done any appointments today due to the rain and OH&S conditions. So hanging out there for no reason and have to rebook :(

Next appointment scheduled for next Saturday the 9th in the afternoon

Had dinner at the house so not a total loss

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Ducted AC installed

We had our Ducted AC installed today so now the house can be climate controlled, today was hot and the house was nice a cool very quickly. New Wave AC did a good job, very happy with everything.

They did a 3 phase upgrade to the box a few weeks back and we have a 15Hp unit with 4 zones

Will take some pics of the unit we had installed in the next few days

Friday, 22 February 2013

Wardrobe fitouts complete

Wardrobe fitouts have been completed, happy with the work but now have to wait for the doors to be fabricated. That will take 3-5 weeks so no moving for at least that long... They will also be putting a mirror into the WIR and the cornice for the other rooms at the same time.

Kids and Guest rooms
Master built in (mirrored the other side)

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Driveway completed

Well after the delays for rain we finally have our driveway completed!!!

Looks good and your last minute change from Bushrock to Ashlar Tile worked out and we love the design.

One issue with it is the concreter went all the way to the footpath with the stencil and SHOULD have stopped 600mm shorter and had a plain section.

I have spoken to council and the developer and they say everything will be fine, will find out in a few weeks I guess :)


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Opticomm connection - The problem found!!!

Well after a month or so of the equipment on the side of the house yesterday I had someone from the developer come out and confirm that they forgot to run conduit to my house for the fibre required for TV, internet and phone services........

So today they hand dug a trench to the correct pit and put down a conduit, I asked them to leave it open outside my property and I would sort out the connection (they would not actually connect the two pipes)

We had a family dinner at the house while I got to play in the dirt.

Now to call Opticomm about running my fibre!!

Monday, 4 February 2013

We have grass WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!

Well after a few weeks of delays due to rain we FINALLY have grass. We got it from Atlas Turf, Sir Walter $7 per sqm, I decided to be lazy and paid and extra $200 and got them to lay it....

Looks good and can't wait till it takes

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Wood flooring install

Well today our entryway flooring FINALLY is in........ YAY

Looks good and now all 100% for the carpet to be done next week

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Yard Secure

Gates and block offs are finished, so happy with them and glad I paid an extra $200 for the black powdercoating!

Now I have to let it weather for a while and oil up the Merbau slats

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

First feature wall

Well my son is crazy about Orange and has been telling us for months he wants his new room to have an Orange wall......

So off to Masters today and grab a whole heap or orange samples, we worked it to 6 colours we would like. I think it is Toffee Orange

Gates and block off install

Had a call mid way through the day, my fencer Peter (Macarthur Fencing and Glass) is back out and finishing off the block offs so went past to check out the progress

Driveway process begins

The process for the driveway has started, even though the pour is at least a week away my concreter (Aaron's Aussie Concrete) is doing the excavation of the site today to save some time as he is also excavating the other job too. He has told me he will come back each afternoon to do little piece's of form work to make sure mine is done ASAP.

He is taking his kids away for a few days from Friday so will hopefully have the other place done by next Thursday and have mine read to pour early the week after

Saturday, 26 January 2013

More soil, got a helper

Day 2 of the great soil spread and I got there early, there was a helper coming today (my father-in-law) so would hopefully get through it quicker...

I moved the soil and he spread it, worked pretty well and we got it done in a decent time. Wet it in a few times

Managed to have just enough to spread down to the edge of the dinning room slider so worked out well with plenty of room for the conreter to come in for the slab outside that area.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Today = Hardwork

Well I have moved a whole mound of soil today and my god it was harder than I thought...... was cracking along early in the morning but had some visitors around 11:30am and after they left it was tough to get going again....

I managed to move a whole pile!!

But it did not cover as far as I thought it would have....... maybe I did not order enough


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Soil Delvered

With the gates and block off being done soon I have had soil delivered this arvo, 8.5 cubic metres for me to move around.....

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Driveway quotes

Finally got the final driveway quote in!! They have ranged from $7500 - $13,000..........

The $13,000 one is out so 3 quotes left so have driven around to look at the quality of the work and the $7500 + tipping fees guy actually look like the best quality work.

So called up Aaron's Aussie Concrete this arvo and booked him in. Unfortunately I missed out on having it done next week by 1 hour. Should have called them before I had lunch :(

Monday, 21 January 2013

Appliances installed

Appliances installed and the Electrician's chased down the power issue we had so can finally plug in a drill or vacuum anywhere (YAY). The electrician noticed an issue with the data cabling at the hub and then checked all the data points through the house. A few wired wrong but also when he removed a wall plate gyprock came away so now have a patch that needs to be fixed and the points migrated down the wall a little.

Our gate and block off are ready and the fencer wants to install them Wednesday so need to work out how much soil I need out the back yard to get it in before I block it off to the world.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Hangin at the house

Although we are not living there we try to all get up there once a week even if it is just of the morning so we can have some family time in the house and our son is happy to be there.

Plenty of cleaning to be done, and fun to be had inside :)

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Tiles almost finished

Internal tiles almost 100% finished grouting today, external tiles all down and need to be grouted tomorrow. Should only be a few hours work then all done :)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

No TV and no Internet make me........

Found out the fibre for our street is not setup correctly so no TV, phone or Internet for at least 7-8 weeks....... AWESOME

They are working out some form of work around atm for when we move in.

Tiler has finished inside and done the screed of the Alfresco today, he picked and good day to be outside tomorrow doing the Alfresco

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Tiler started!!

Tiler started on Monday, most of the internal done. Just some cuts and in the pantry to do so am guessing grout on Thursday

Trying to find a concreter to do the driveway, the guy up the road is too busy finishing his place to do mine himself. Sent a mate out to quote me last week and still waiting for the price, my DW is going to call up a couple of others tomorrow to get a couple of other quotes. Want to get that sorted and done quickly so we don't have to walk on dirt to get in once we get our flooring done.

We have an Electrical issue in the house meaning we can't use 2/3rds of the powerpoints...... the on call electrician was out last week to look at it, after spending about 4 hours at the place and changing a heap of stuff he was scratching his head. They start back with all the staff next Monday so will bring the guy out that wired the place and hopefully sort it out

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Fences complete

Fences finished today and look great, no pics but I'm sure they will be shown later ;)

He will give me a couple of weeks to sort out my grass etc and call me a few days prior to when he is coming out to make sure I am ready....

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Levelling the yard

Bobcat in at 7am this morning and got it all dug out and levelled pretty quick. Only one load to dump so cost was lower than I expected but an unexpected (budgetted) cost....

I used JASA Bobcats, they were really good operators so if you need anything call John on 0416085185

Monday, 7 January 2013

Fencing started

Our fence has begun and is the first job to be started after Xmas. Peter from Macarthur Fencing and Glass was there nice and early and got one and a bit sides of the house posts done.

I had to quickly organise a bobcat for tomorrow to level off the back yard after talking to him today, we will be leveling off the yard and will need some sleepers installed to retain some dirt so my cost is up a little but only really for the material so that is good.

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