Metricon pay there cleaners peanuts so when they come through your house they give the place a cosmetic "clean" which means the building rubble and rubbish is gone but your house isn't clean enough for you to live in, unless you like a lot of dust that is. So the in the morning we all gave the place a good dust, mop, vacuum and wash down before breaking for a picnic lunch in the family room. The outdoor room was off limits as the fencing crew were sawing and nail gunning out there and it was too noisy. Lunch finished we started moving some of the boxes we have stored in the garage at my office and suddenly the place started to feel like home.
I was taking a drink break (water only remember we don't drink) and for the first time really felt at home as i sat appreciating the space and feeling really happy. I was telling my son that when I was a little girl in the UK our house would have been the same size as the family room kitchen area combined and that my bedroom was a similar size to the butler's pantry. I always said I would have a big 4 bed house with a pool one day - just goes to show dreams do come true. We ended the day by going out for diner as a family to a lovely little Mexican place where they do street style food. Yummy.
There is one thing that came to light yesterday and I do not know how we could have possibly not noticed but there are no fly screens on the awning style windows in the family room. Wow how did we miss that!!!! Our contract states fly screens to all opening windows and in this case all means all. Oh Oh. Hope its not too late to get that corrected - I have left a message with our SS so lets see how that plays out now we have handed over and paid the bills. I guess you hit a point in the build where you are so busy looking at the small details and picking up cosmetic flaws that you can forget the bigger picture. Ooooppss.
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