Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I'm still alive ...

I guess I was a little naive believing that the builders would finish on time on 19 December. Now, they're rushing just to finish my kitchen and entertainment area so that we can move back into that part of the house. There's been hick-up after hick-up and we really got a taste of the bad building experiences that people told us about.

But it's not all bad news. They completed installing the kitchen cupboard units in my main kitchen and scullery. It looks absolutely fab - even better than what I imagined! They must still do the wall tiles and paint and one half of the area doesn't even have a roof. Then it's ceilings, doors, windows, plumbing and electricity.

I took a couple of pics of the kitchen but decided that I'm not ready to share it with you just yet. You'll have to wait until it's all done.

In the meantime life is carrying on. Saturday we celebrated Leon's b-day. We couldn't even invite friends for dinner because everything is such a mess. We went out for dinner with the kids instead.

Oh - and I'm glad to say that I've completed my Christmas shopping in between as well. Don't want to see the inside of a shopping mall until next year.

I went to visit my friend Tanya in Pretoria last week and we went on a bit of a scrap shopping spree. I haven't bought stash in months so it really was a great treat. It's all still in the bag - waiting patiently with the rest of my stash for the big day when I move into my new scrap room.

Now I'm off to pay a long overdue visit to some of my friends blogs.

Next time I'll have some pictures for you - I promise!


Muriel (Wipneus) said...

Hi Michelle

I hope they finish your kitchen and entertainment area before christmas :)

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Cathy said...

hehehe... I almost feel like saying "I told you so" but don't want to rub it in tooooo much. Builders are definately known for NOT finishing on time. Good luck with the few final bits... am longing to see the pics when it's all done.

Desire Fourie said...

Glad you are still surviving and braving the builders. I am sure the end result will be all worth it. Wishing you a happy festive season with your loved ones. Hugs from Desire

{Candice} said...

I totally agree with you about not setting foot in a mall until next year! Viva online shopping!!!
I've learnt the hard way to add at least 3 months to any completion date a builder gives you :oP
BUT it will be worth all the blood, sweat & tears when it's done - I can't wait to see pics of your new kitchen & your new scrap room :o)

Kim Watson said...

Hi! great to see you are still around!
I hope the house is finished in time for Christmas. It is sounding fab!!
Can't wait to see pics!

jacqui said...

Missing you.....!! There's an award for you over at my blog!!