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Three days until moving day

Today the building team commenced their blitz, making substantial progress towards completion.

The painters were there early, undertaking some touch ups and also painting some new carpentry such as around the front door and front french doors.  They also started on a window they had missed before, perhaps confused about whether it was in or out of the contract because it was on the interface between the old and the new house.

Our electrician, Mark, was there early and has come close to finishing with a days concerted effort.  He has fitted all our lights and the ensuite exhaust fan.  To keep up with him I made two trips for lights; the first to Big W at Westfield Southland for CFL globes in our outdoor lights and later to Bunnings for interior globes.   I have eight more standard bayonet fitting lights to buy.  In all places where lights will be on for long periods I have opted for the lowest wattage lighting solution I can find.  Generally they are LEDs, which we have used in the main living area, dining area, ensuite and stair lighting.

With our new lights we have four different light fittings:
If they live up to their claimed long lives, we should not need to worry about changing a globe for years.  Somehow I do not think that will be the case....

Our building team (the chippies) fitted the ensuite door lock, handles on two bifolds, magnetic door stoppers on our new internal doors, planed the bottom off three doors that would not close once the carpets were laid, fitted the dryer and its external vent, installed the heating/cooling control panel and vented the ensuite ceiling fan outside.  They also cleaned up the yard of building waste, removed some left over furniture, backfilled earth against the house where they had dug it out for the footings and cleaned the windows in the extension. They probably did a lot more that I have not yet noticed.

Tomorrow the electrician will finish, and the new aerial will be fitted.


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