The benefits of going away

The windows have been installed, now just waiting for the doors to arrive.

The windows have been installed, now just waiting for the doors to arrive.

There is definitely a benefit in going away for six weeks while a major renovation is being handled by your builder. Now I know most people want to be around so they can answer any questions about where the power points should be placed or have input into the many minor adjustments that need to be made when something just isn’t where it should be according to the plans. I’ve decided though that I’m not one of those people. We went away with the house sitting like a bloated spider on spindly legs and have come back to a house that is almost at lock up stage.

This week I have had to go through the house and look over those minor decisions that the builder has had to make and every one of them has made sense so I don’t see that me being here would have made much difference to the outcome, perhaps just slowed down the process while they waited for me to make a decision. Of course you do need to have a good builder that you can put your confidence in and that’s definitely been the case here. Read more

Framing stage completed

Ok sorry, I have been off enjoying myself whilst leaving the builder to get on with the renovation and others to take photos for me and I got a little sidetracked.

Snow show walking in far north Norway beats renovating in 40 degree heat any day.

Snow show walking in far north Norway beats renovating in 40 degree heat any day.

Now, I enjoy a good reno but when it’s a toss up between walking the canals of England or house-painting, the canals will win out any day. Add in a side trip to Norway to view the Northern Lights while the temperature in Brisbane is soaring to 40 degrees and it’s a no brainer.

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