Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

After 35+ years of marriage, two wonderful sons, living and working in Australia, Sweden, UK and USA we are now 'just the two of us' plus a very spoilt Shitzu.

Following five years at The Sandhurst Club it is time to downsize. Our criteria - build a new home in a development within ten minutes of John's Sandhurst Golf Club, access to Monash and Eastlink Freeways, all new infrastructure and proposed services, recycled water and no Management Company or Body Corporate Fees.

We invite you to view our journey as we build with Carlisle Homes our 'Savannah 28' at 'The Avenue at Casey', a masterplanned community meeting all our criteria.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Deluge Revealed

Visited our Estate this afternoon - the torrent of water engulfing 'The Avenue' entrance, William Thwaites and Mountainview Boulevarde was caused by a Dam overflowing from the neighbouring Market Garden.

Although now passable the water continues in areas to pour across roads. The deluge of dirt, mulch, rocks, uprooted plants and vegetables is strewn everywhere.  Verges on the Thompson Road approach to the entrance are still running like a river with huge sections caved in.

Internal roads apart from Mountainview/Eversham have drained well, although I'm sure some houses have roof and run off water damage.

Our site last night was a bog - today although wet no excessive water was present. Looking through windows all was dry inside. Thankfully our downpipes were connected to stormwater two days before the downpour.

Keep dry everyone.


  1. What a test for a new house! At least we know she's water tight. Miniscule problems compared to our Queensland neighbours.

  2. You are very lucky that your builder was smart enought to hook up the downpipes before the rain.

  3. Yes, just in time Jay.
    Although we had some water down the sides of the house, by yesterday all had dispersed. Been there this afternoon clearing debris before site clean.