Thursday, 9 April 2009

Tracy's challenge 54


ADVERT
CHEAP LABOUR REQUIRED:
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
to build 2 B/R, MES, GRANNY
FLAT, KITCHEN with BICS,
and O/P LNGE and D/R


What started off as an enthusiastic “Let’s quickly build a granny flat for mom” turned into a “money-hungry” mammoth project that has taken a lot longer than we anticipated.

The plan seemed simple … build a 1 or 2 bedroom flatlet, with en-suite bathroom, a neat kitchen and open-plan lounge/dining room area.

Greg knew exactly what he wanted and how to get there … so off to the Architect for some plans … backwards and forwards, forwards and backwards … it seemed at times as though we were going backwards faster than forwards … then … some progress …the plans were ok so we started to demolish existing buildings and dig foundations … what a mess – dust, dust and more red dust!

Then along came the cement, stones and sand – sigh … more dust … more mess!

The foundations were laid – it’s at this point that the cement is still soft enough to bury that irritating neighbour that lives behind us … evil tee hee …

Next came some walls, window and door frames, electrical cables being run and plumbing started … 6 months and it’s still a WORK IN PROGRESS …

2 comments:

Helen Tilbury said...

Love the paper you've used...and the brackets...giggled at the journalling...that's how building goes!

Liza said...

Love this Tracy! The journaling is witty and I can feel your frustration. LOL!

I totally relate to the building thing. It's such a stressful situation to be in just wanting things finished and it going beyond the expected target date.