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.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Moving Day started bright and early due to John and Luke glued to the Masters Golf on TV.....they had their priorities whilst I ran around like a headless chook.

Truck pulled up at 8.00 a.m. FULL LOAD at 11.00 a.m. All going to clockwork until Truck had flat battery!!

'No problem, we'll just push it' said the two Indian Removalists......'not me, I don't push trucks' says John.
Removalists and Luke proceeded to push truck down the street, even a workman tried to jump start, all to no avail.  Visions of my furniture sitting on the street, being unloaded and loaded into another truck or towed to The Avenue had me in meltdown mode.

Two hours later after Mr. Marshal had fitted a new battery we we're on our way.

Arrived at the house and just started to unload when the rain came down.....fortunately, with no side fence  the truck was able to backup near the Alfresco and unload thru the Triple Stacker Doors.
MUD!!!!  to save our floors John and I lifted what we could before the Removalists donned thongs and completed the job.

All our work in the last ten days had paid off....with cupboards/robes full and furniture now in position, day one in our new home looked relatively comfortable.

The bag lady.....no I couldn't get up!

Garage is another story -  no time for truck to complete a second load.  Mostly garage stuff in boxes; our little green trailer will be up and down Thompsons Road yet again.

First night both sleeping in our new bed - priceless!  We love our Home.


  1. Oh Deb I was thinking of you yesterday and was so glad the weather was kind to you it didn't rain here until evening so assumed you would have got unloaded ok.

    You must feel great now you are in - and I bet that heating has been on already! Take it easy for a couple of days you have been in turbo mode for weeks now. Just make sure you have the coffee ready - we have been told our site scrape is next week so we will pop by at some stage to see you both.

    I was down all so briefly today and saw action in central park with the construction of a rock wall so it looks like a goer which will be great for us all!

    Let's hope you get a telephone line too on schedule!

    Wonderful to see you in. :)

  2. Wonderful to hear it all went well. Just so so happy for you and John (bonBon too) xx

  3. Thats great news Deb! Truck breaking down - too funny..but what a funny memory of your moving day...priceless!

    Cannot wait to see piccies of all your furniture in place!

    Oh how I wish I was in your position!!!

    Good luck with the rest of the move :)

  4. Congrats!!

    Glad all the hard prep work paid off ;) Must admit I had a chuckle thinking about them pushing the truck down the road - these things never seem to go off without some kind of hitch do they? LOL

  5. Yay Deb your in!!!! So happy for you, must feel great now that the hard bits are all done now :) Have fun decorating, and make sure you do relax at some point too.

  6. Wonderful news Deb. A little giggle about the truck. Guess it made it even more memorable with the broken truck and all the mud:)You look so happy there in your beautiful new home. Congratulations! Can't wait to see more pics:)

  7. Hi Deb, hope you're all winding down now and enjoying your new home.

    Just a question about that nice shiny garage floor - something which I'd like to do in my new garage also.

    What sort of surface did you put there? Also, did you guys do-it-yourself?

    I've seen a variety of options out there from paint thru epoxy thru polyurethane with various opinions on which is best for wear or for application. So any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  8. Thanks AlexandH....we are enjoying our new home and so busy. Most frustrating, Telstra have only just connected us with a wireless landline - fixed line still to come. Hence, no internet...running to son's house every few days.

    Re garage floor - yes we did ourselves.
    I answered same question in HOME post comments - Berger JetDry Paving Paint, used before with great success. Nutech have a commercial product -more involved application and $$.
    Good Luck.

  9. Thanks for that Deb, the paving paint seems to be a pretty good option considering the pricing of some of the products out there - especially the way your garage looks in the pics.

    Good luck with getting those Telstra connections sorted :)

    Cheers, Alex.