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Monday, June 13, 2005

6:52 a.m. - Leaps, Bounds and the Real World.

This weekend we went from a matress on the floor which served as our bed, sofa and dining table to separate kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom complete with grown-up bed and everything. We're upstairs away from the "noise" and we have rugs on the floor. This is it, this is OUR ROOM. The bathroom attached to it is also fully functioning.

The kitchen cupboard doors and drawer fronts were fitted and varnished and the fridge was slid into place. The pan hangar was hung and the boxes of crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils unpacked. Drawer organisers slid seamlessly into drawers and the camping-ware was relegated to the basement for this weekend's trip to Mount English.

The futon was errected in the green room to give us comfortable TV viewing until the living room is finished. The builder moved all his tools out of there leaving the floor empty and us wondering where we're going to get the furniture from to fill the space.

The dining table (a maple work bench which Hubby "acquired" from a business garage-sale and added stainless steel Nuclear reactor rod shells to for table legs) was sanded with 300grit sandpaper to remove blemishes from the re-work of the TVR and polished with a new finish to restore its virgin maple appeal.

We can not believe the ammount of stainless steel / black stuff we have - all of which goes with our new kitchen - the toaster we bought for our last place, my pizza cutter and serving spoon, our bread-bin and many other wedding presents from our wonderful friends and family.

This weekend the Builder done good but he also learned a lesson about the big bad world of banking and playing the game. He put in for a payment on his next project - lets call them the McInterfereons - as he has "finished" their basement. I am guessing though, that as with us, he has put in for it early but this time his fingers have been burnt. The bank sent round an inspector who reconed progress was worth $5000 less than the agreed payment, so that's all he's got... Well look at that, after 7 years in consultancy you learn something new every day.

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