Friday, May 25, 2007

It's ours!

Well it's official. The Australian dream is ours!!

At approximtely 12:00pm yesterday afternoon we met with one of the administrator's at the PD office (Megan, who we had been dealing with the whole time is currently in Kenya - PD built an orphanage in Kenya and apparently once a year 2 employees are chosen to fly over there for 2 weeks. Pretty awesome hey).

Anyway, met with Belinda (not quite as friendly as Megan) who asked us to sit down and straight away asked for the final cheque!! Sat for another 10 minutes or so while she disappeared and we had to complete a customer satisfaction form. Finally she came back (felt like she was gone for hours) and she had a whole load of paperwork with her, envelopes of keys and a little 'congratulations' pack of towels and bathroom ceramic stuff (toothbrush holder etc.)

The handover process took no more than 20 minutes and then we were off to the house!!

We spent the afternoon painting the undercoat on the feature walls and I will head back down there today to keep going. John had to go to work to earn some money!!

I feel like such a goof when I'm at the house .. I just walk around smiling, looking at everything, opening doors ... just so proud of our creation.

Don't know where the camera is right now so I'll update photos when I can find it. The current house looks like a bomb has hit it as we really get stuck into packing up.

Mood: Poor but happy :-))


Anonymous said...

Well done Guys
Enjoy your new home.:-)

Rel said...

Congratulations !!!!!!! There is nothing like that 'new home smell' lol.....

Missy said...

Awesome. Absolutely awesome. Congrats and enjoy every moment of it.

Don't feel like a goof. You're allowed to. And I do the exact same thing and we're not even where you are. :)

Congrats again!

uncle ant said...


Congratulations and well done. Enjoy the new home :-)

Anonymous said...

I've been following this all the way back when you just started. Great to see the entire progress blogged, your house looks great btw!. I'm building a house as well in QLD. VERY VERY excited about each progress stage. Upload some photos when you have a chance..

- lurker at HomeOne forums

Michele said...

Fantastic!!! Congratulations from the other side of the world in Holland. I'm so excited for you both. I have also been following from the beginning - the information will be invaluable when we come to build ourselves in Melbourne next year. Do keep the pictures coming I'm sure everyone would love to see the finished interiors and garden. Good Luck in your new home. Michele