Sunday, April 29, 2012

The 'Weather Event'

What is a 'Weather Event'?

I don't even know what to say to this... the pictures speak for themselves :(

and this is what remains of the bathroom....

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mud Pies

We've had a little bit of rain... and a lot of water on the block- not great for heavy machines!

I arrived onsite on Tuesday to ... well... piles of red mud and concrete!

While we couldn't start leveling, the concrete and stumps are now all gone...

as are the front steps and path... oh and see that thing on the right? The biggest palm stump and root system I have ever seen.


So hopefully we can get a couple of dry days, so there's no more of this!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

I am not a labourer!

Yesterday was a VERY long day.... after an hour of lifting, moving and stacking pavers I remembered the last reno we did.

 It's a bit like childbirth- there comes a point where you go 'Oh that's right, I remember... this actually isn't that fun!' Then you have a baby in your arms and all is forgotten- until next time...
So today I am sore all over, even down to my fingertips.

I took a quick drive over this morning to see how the machines were getting on...amazing! Also depressing at how our hard work yesterday looked SO insignificant compare to progress today... the positives though are that we now have a clean slate to start work on and we managed to salvage the plants and pavers (that's what I'm telling myself anyway!)

Oh and also uncovered was a fantastic view we didn't know we had!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

We've Started!!!

So work officially started today!

Our builder, Mick Lyons, has been busily making the surrounds for our recycled windows offsite and today Ellie was onsite supervising.

Team 'Hackett' needed to remove some trees for our extension- with Jethro Lampe (tree climber extrordinaire) swinging about a long way from the ground.

Earthworks are next...


Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I have been a bit slow on the blog posts... it has been a mad March which culminated in our daughters wedding!

A fantastic day in Brisbane where I let go of my photographers role (alright...except for a couple) and became a Mum. Something that's very hard when you're a bit of a control freak!
So our project has been a little forgotten...BUT

things are moving along!

Despite what we were told, Byron Shire Council have been super efficient in the DA process- which was approved without any issues (probably because we did everything to the exact letter of the law!), and we will be starting work on a few weeks!

Getting excited now... we will be Bangalites/ Bangalopians (?) soon!