Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Five-week shutdown, NOT!

Happy 2011 everyone!  I have been very lazy to update my blog even though I have exciting news to share... I think pregnancy's causing that! hehehe

Anyway, now that I'm back, I thought I'd share some excellent news first regarding the pregnancy - our baby is A-OK despite my severe bout of chicken pox and other complications earlier on the pregnancy!  The doctor has another great news for us, our dream of having a boy this time is finally coming true! Alana is so excited to meet her baby brother!! :)  Yep we are having a healthy baby boy!!!  :)  Thank God!! :)

OK, so going back to the build.  We're quite surprised to see the carpenter working until christmas eve, went inside the house and saw him working on the cornice.  Straight after boxing day, we thought we'd drive pass the site just to look at the house (hehehhe - obsess much?) and to our surprise we saw the hard working carpenter again doing his bit!  We're so impressed, he continued working until 30 of December!

Again, as part of our routine, my husband decided to drive past the site straight after new year holiday (4 January) and found the tilers working on our house!! Wow!! I think they're pretty serious about getting us in before march! (fingers crossed)  

I'm not sure after that though cause we haven't got the chance to visit the site during business hours as husband and I have been both busy with work.  I'm only guessing that they still do cause I saw the pile of cement in front of our house changing constantly (we still do our after drive :) ).  Another reason for thinking that is the email I received from Abbey Shutters and Blinds (this is the company that Home Options Gallery referred to us during the selection - we've decided to go ahead with them because we want to have our blinds installed prior to settlement.  We've got massive wall glasses on our facade so we thought it'd be more appropriate to have it installed prior to us moving for privacy reasons)  that they are now able to perform a check measure on our home for window coverings!! :)  According to the lovely lady at Abbey our SS informed her that!!  :)

So far so happy with EB's performance!! I just hope they'll continue on with that pace! :)


  1. What a great news! We are so happy to read you and your baby are all ok.
    It looks like you guys will be almost finished with the house when we will start ;-) We are still waiting for the construction certificate and final drawings...

  2. Wow everything is looking great Olga!! Glad to hear a healthy baby boy is on the way :)

    March is not that far now!!

  3. Congratulations on the health of your new baby boy to be born and the work being done on the holidays at your new dream home..

    unfortunately our ss said today they will only start working next week on the 17th !!

  4. Thanks everyone!! :)

    @christophe, that's good that you're finally starting with your build.. can't wait to move into our new place and all homes to be completed too.. i'm pretty sure it's gonna be an excellent community!! most of us @ the parkway have small kids i can't wait to see them play and here them giggle!! :)

    @april thank you!! yeah, i can't wait!! :)) i'm just trying to keep myself occupied with work while waiting for the build to complete.. :)

    @marlon thanks!! welcome to our blog! :) well 17 of Jan is a lot better than them taking the whole 5 week-period for a shutdown.. :) all the best with your build!