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, June 19, 2011

Piers and puddles

Levelling was finished and site was ready for piers.
So we had piers poured not Friday just gone, the one before. Then six days of absolutely pouring rain. The site is so soggy and wet and we are left with piers sitting in puddles. Not sure if the site needs to dry out totally before the formwork and slab happen... hopefully not.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Levelling is happening

We are now into our third day of levelling - amazing how much dirt can get moved around. To me, it looks like a tractor, bobcat and excavator going around in circles, but apparently its doing something. Not sure when it will be finished
Plumbing and formwork needs to be done next, before concrete can be poured, so I don't image we'll have a slab for another week or so. Presumably once the levelling is finished they will move fast to do the next steps so it doesn't get 'unlevelled'... wishful thinking.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Little progress

So we have a cleared block, which turned into a mud pit last week with all the rain.

Peg out was done last week and that caused major excitement, just to see a peg in the ground. The excitement went up a level this morning when I drove past and two port-a-loos had been delivered and two truck loads of dirt. That can only mean levelling is very soon... and a SLAB!!!

This is a peg (from the peg out) which caused major excitement