So first things first… PCI is booked for next Friday at 2pm. At this stage handover is likely to be the 1st or 2nd of October (though obviously the 1st is a public holiday). This has been exciting news today, but also very frantic! The amount of information that Daniel has had to retain today is beyond ridiculous, hence the ‘TMI’ as this has all suddenly become too much for one day.
We got to the house, saw the front lights, everything seems good with those. I went straight to the bedroom and was immediately horrified to find that our bedside pendant lights were WAY too short. After that I could barely focus on anything else because I was so upset that the one thing that I was particularly excited about was all wrong. We also realised the wrong fan had been installed, which was puzzling at first, since we had actually delivered the fan ourselves. Turns out Coral had ordered the things that were in the contract-which we had been told many times not to worry about. So the electrician got confused and just put in the fan that Coral provided, which is exactly the same as ours but with a light in it, and hideous.
|Front lights installed|
|Pendant lights, way too short, and fan with a light, ughhh..|
|One sad little broken pendant|
Toward the end of our visit we looked in the pantry and found a whole heap of stuff that Coral had ordered, which they had already said would not be ordered and we would be credited for. So no idea what will happen with that, hopefully they can just return them.
On the way home we got in touch with the electrician and we were able to explain the issues we had found. He was pretty good about it and will be working on fixing it tomorrow. Luckily the pendant lights in the bedroom just have the chord looped up in the ceiling, so he can lower them (Happy Lauren). We just have to go to Beacon and get them to replace the broken glass in our kitchen pendant lights, and we should then be able to sort this out ourselves because it won’t require an electrician to change the actual glass. He will also switch the fans for us and fix a few other issues.
The oven, cook top and dishwasher have also been installed.
|Oven, cook top and range hood|
In addition to the electrical stuff, the plumbing fit off has also commenced. The basins, toilets and taps have all been installed.
The water tanks will hopefully be delivered this week and they have setup the sand pad for them to go on. That’s all a bit of a worry for us, but hopefully it will all come together in the end. It’s been extra hard because Coral are providing two of the tanks, and we have to coordinate a third coming from a different supplier.
|Pad for the Water tanks|
Our potable water tank also ran out again, which was a surprise. This time we have gone with someone else to refill it, and honestly, it has been so much more straightforward. They are going to do it by tomorrow morning, and we have already paid. One sigh of relief right there!
Tiling is due to commence this Thursday, so we will be staying away from the house on those days. I guess that means carpet will go in very soon too.
It feels like there were so many things to finish, and now all of a sudden I can’t even think of what else needs to be done.
This will mean we will be out of our rental in time without having to ask for an extra week. I have already booked mini movers, we both have the day off for PCI and have the second week of October off work to move.
We will add some more photos in the next few days. It was so late when we went today that we really didn’t get many good pictures.