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.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


It is 9 weeks since Handover and Carlisle Homes have us booked for 3 month warranty inspection end of June.......where has the time gone and what have we been doing?

Moving is a huge job, no easier after 36 years of marriage and numerous homes; I still don't enjoy it. Culling and downsizing, will it fit/work, where does it go? aaarrrrggghhh!.......but I love the building process and opportunity to select materials and colours just the way (with a few compromises) we want.   Bar some hiccups at the end which Carlisle took care of, the build was smooth and fast; Carlisle are extremely organized and client focused. 

We love our new home; 'just the two of us' plus BonBon, who at times has exasperated me becoming a Canine Bobcat in the mud.  Aggregate driveway, paths and Alfresco were our priority followed by completion of fences - a wonderful feeling of ownership once boundaries are defined.  After months of building...... to close the door behind tradesmen and explore each room; watching the changing ambience from day to night, sun and shade is a joy.

Tiny things excite you.....wow the HWS/shower is fantastic! as are the kitchen appliances and ducted vacuum - why would anyone build without one (my son did and it drove me insane) to the aaarrrggghhh! the ducted heating won't come on, DOA and fixed within 24 hours phew! to the totally mind bending incompetence of Telstra to connect the phone and internet....I'm a happy lady back on cyberspace so all is forgiven.

Plantation shutters, blinds, venetians and dog door installed plus Theatre cabinet built and feature wall painted. Towel/wc rails, cupboard baskets, extra shelving and a myriad of minor 'hang this/install this' items with trips to Bunnings (why don't we have shares with them) are completed.  Minus the odd picture to hang, some lights to be installed and two more TV's to mount we are extremely comfortable inside. Garage is tidier but until landscaping is completed only one car is housed.

Our focus is now on the outside to turn our mud into an oasis of green...........

Welcome to Our Home.



Thru to Theatre Room

Theatre Room


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I'M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Computer Nurse with Syringe clipart 
We're up and running  Multi-Tasking Man Jogging, Talking on the Phone and Using His Laptop clipart back in the land of cyberspace........8 weeks of dealing with Telstra surpassed any frustration of building a house!!!! 

Looking forward to regularly catching up with everyone's Blogs.