Week 5 and we're still alive... only just. It has been a huge week! Hubby M camped out in Master H's room packing what seems to be a never-ending supply of remaining items in the house and continued searching for a property for us to rent until October.
My time away with Mum in Emerald was cut short due to illness. My poor sister became critically ill and was hospitalised. Her three children came to stay at Mum's making it a very full house. Then I also became unwell and decided it was time to head home. Fortunately Hubby M had found that a family friend was away on holidays and happy to rent out his house immediately. Hubby M flew to Emerald on Saturday morning and drove us home on Sunday. Seeing the amazing progress on the house instantly lifted my spirit and gave me the energy to move in to our new temporary home that night. Here are some pictures. Please excuse the poor quality. I'm limited to the iPhone and iPad for photography and blogging at the moment!
Old balustrades removed to make way for new ones
Sleep out wall lining stripped. This will be the ensuite and walk-through robe.
Sleep out ply wall lining stripped showing us that the two side doors were in fact once windows by the sill check outs in the studs. No paint on the VJ's or rafters is an interesting find.
Wall framing for the end of the ensuite.
Roof trusses delivered.
Hip roof taking shape.
Three days from truss delivery to finished roof including new roof and gutters to the entire house!
The view from under the roof trusses. Insulation blanket to the underside of the roof sheeting and ceiling bats should keep things cool. Some of the AC duct temporarily located in in the ceiling before the roof sheeting went on.
New zincalume roof with 'monument' coloured gutters and gable roll.
Balustrades demolished and insulation blanket under the roof sheeting.
Robe wall and ensuite wall.
Miss O's bedroom wall and door removed to open up the bedroom into the old hallway.
The wall with the window will also be removed to extend what will become our master bedroom out into the verandah area.
Our bedroom door removed and the centre hall marked out.