In November 2004 we started the journey to bring a baby home from China ... five years later, in October 2009, we met Isobel Pingqin.
Our little livewire known as Izzy.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

All gone

All that's left now are our plants, vege garden and garden shed down the very back part of our yard (behind that orange mesh).

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nearly all gone!

This is all that is left of the man cave. Ben standing on the slab. Pavers and road base have been removed and the ground has been smoothed out on the right hand side.

The house has gone, all the pavers out the back have gone, just the driveway and garage slab remain (and the huge tree stump). Apparently they will be finished by Friday.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Going, going, gone...

Someone was desperate to get in there and help demolish!!

An extra truck driver for the morning

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Getting back on track

Well after hours and hours of phone calls with AGL and the gas line owners, today we have finally had our gas line to our house removed and capped off.

The demolition team were sent to work on another house which they estimate they will finish on Thursday, so provided that is correct, they should be back at our house to continue on Friday.
So although a delay, not all bad as Peter go to retrieve heaps of the "old timber" he desperately wanted from the roof frame, and our friend who has been retrieving various bits and pieces for his house has been able to get a lot more... our garage will be his new carport!

These four birds nests were in the roof of the garage.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Demolition began... and has now stopped

Well we got all excited when demolition started this morning... only to find out it had to come to a grinding halt because the gas metre has to be removed.

So the tiles were taken off the roof and then they stopped. Now the demolition team have left to work on another project and will come back to our house when the gas metre is removed. Of course AGL can't tell me when this will happen, just "10 to 15 days". 0 points for customer service for them.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Demolition was due to start yesterday, but nothing has happened. Hopefully that isn't a sign of what we are in stall for over the next year or so.
There isn't much house left now, a friend stripped various bits and pieces for his house he is renovating and a neighbour took weatherboard planks from the side to patch up a hole in his house.

This hole is in the bedroom wall - I've always been convinced I could hear termites in the wall when I went to bed a night, so I had a look - no termites.

This is where my kitchen window was!