Thursday, April 12, 2007

House Build week 30: It's ours!!!

It's been a long time coming but now it's ours!

Today is Week 30 and we were given the keys to our new house!
Every penny that we ever had has now been turned into brick and mortar but it is so worth it!

We had handover from 2-5pm while Cathy and Derek stayed in the rental house with the kids and started packing for their trip home tomorrow.

It was a bit bewildering standing in the new kitchen, signing bits of paper and being handed multiple sets of keys. It still didn't feel like our house with people walking around cleaning and doing the last few odd jobs. The supervisor gave us the run down on all the things in the house, like how to work the oven, hob, extractor fan, dishwasher, alarm system, security lights, solar boosted hot water system, spa bath, underground water tank, ducted vacuum.... the list was endless and I really doubt we took it all in. Luckily we have been left multiple instruction booklets for light bedtime reading!!!

When we were finished handover we rushed home to collect Cathy, Derek and the 6 kids and returned to the house just in time to see the Dominos pizza car pull up on the kerb with an order of pizzas for our first meal in the new house! We sat on picnic rugs on the bare concrete floors and tucked into the tastiest pizza we had ever had!
There was a knock on the door and in came our friends the Meeks with beer and bubbly to join in on the fun! We had a toast to the future and this new chapter in our Australian adventure. We took lots of photos with Cathys camera but the flash got confused and didn't work so they are a bit blurry (but to be honest so were our heads so in a way they worked out very atmospheric!)

We are very much looking forward to finally unpacking all of our possesions that were packed away so carefully in September 2005. It will be like Christmas and birthdays have all come together at once. We have already brought a few boxes around in Kels Ute and will be making many, many trips back and forth in it over the next two weeks while the carpets and tiles get laid.

Thank you to everyone for your lovely messages, texts and emails over the last few days. We look forward to each of you knocking on our new door and coming in for a cuppa over the coming weeks and months!

3 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Congratulations - you can now sit back, relax and enjoy !!! ~(obviously after you have unpacked the 350 boxes that have been stored!) Raising a glass to the Baynhams in their new abode. Health, Happiness and lots of bubbly. YIPPEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thanks Josie and Stef. Fancy giving us a hand moving??

    You know you want to!

  3. At last, you must feel fantastic.

    Crack open a tinny for me.