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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Following a tea/chat visit yesterday with fellow 'Avenuer' Janine; with no scheduled appointment a Telstra Technician arrived to connect fixed lines for all residents in our street.  Pity no-one was advised....lucky I was home.

It has taken 8 weeks for a 'missing part' in the exchange to be installed and we were connected in minutes.

Straight onto Bigpond who inform me internet should be up and running early next week - who am I to question why this can't be done at the same time? 
 One step closer to full earth communication. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

HELLO - ANYBODY....Telstra???!!!

It does appear 'Woman will walk on the Moon' before our house has earth communication!!

I have temporarily fallen off the face of 'blogland' thru the incompetence and appalling lack of customer service from our telecommunication giant 'Telstra'.

After numerous conversations with customer service, case managers, supervisors, complaint technicians (yes they have a title) etc etc.  FOUR confirmed, no show/cancelled, fixed line technicians 'window of time appointments',
I am required to not leave house for five hours as their time is clearly more important than mine; we still cannot get an answer as to when a fixed line will be installed.

To Telstra's credit we have been issued a wireless/modem interim phone complete with spaghetti junction of wires and antennas stuck to a window.  This was disconnected by our useless case manager last Wednesday with the impending fixed line connection; again cancelled due to a missing part in the exchange......8 weeks of the same problem!  Needleess to report my last communication with anyone from Telstra was a screaming and ranting exercise.

Hence, I have 'internet/blogland' withdrawal and with so much to do in our new home have struggled with time to connect at our son's home. When time permits I have enjoyed catching up with my fellow buildees blogs:

Sandrine and Craig - 'Congratulations on Handover', you too must be busy.
Shayne and Jason - pleased to read inspecton went well - M just finish it!
Tonia and Chris - tiling taking shape, not long now......as is Flipflop with Carlisle - both on home stretch.
Jay and Kylee - the biggest congratulations and best wishes - top marks for persistance and patience.
Janine and David - Tash and Tristan, building support buddies - wonder if you'll have communication before me?
Reinsey and Loz - excellent news about house sale, full concentration now on your beautiful Monaco......and start packing. I managed a walkthru before lockup, stunning.  We never received info re planning developments, a copy (sometime) please.  Safeway would be good - although a lovely complex I struggle with Coles!

Anyone I have missed or cares to read my posts, enjoy.

Safe, Happy and Stressfree builds to everyone.