I feel like I left out some things in the last blog, so here goes!
We reckon we are aboout half way in our build. It has certainly taken waaaaaay longer than we thought so far, for all sorts of reasons, probably the three main ones are a) we are relatively slow and have made mistakes that needed to be fixed, which takes time, b) rock in our stump holes put us back by about 2 1/2 months and c) all the angles of the house has made things quite complex and this taken taken up A LOT of time.
Ever since we got off the ground (literally) we have felt like we are making progress, and despite only being able to work on weekends at the moment, it feels like we are riding on the wave of some serious momentum. I think having lots of people coming to help us has made a very big difference to this momentum.
So we are on a mission to have our certificate of occupancy, and be able to move in, by the end of August. Then we can keep working on the house and start enjoying it's wonders.....
The other thing I forgot to mention, is the Deer Park by-pass. Now, I'm not a big fan of spending squillions on roads when our public transport system could be improved and expanded, however this by-pass is great. On the rare occasion we have to drive to Melb, it is cutting off some serious time, and it means we don't hit a traffic light the entire way to Melbourne. So if you are coming out this way, take the ring road and take the by-pass!