Not all that much has been happening in the few days since we last visited the block. The roof scaffolding has come down now, meaning that the windows on the north side can now be fitted, and the weatherboards started.
They also seemed to have started on boarding up the master bedroom.
|Boards started on our bedroom|
|Ready to start on this side of the house now|
In other news, it was Ben's birthday on Wednesday (Happy Birthday Ben!). He has already been out shopping and spent his birthday money on goodies for the new house - a big red clock for the kitchen, to be placed above the mantle. How's this for customer service though....Ben initially saw this clock in a store in Clifton Hill ("Birch Living") about six months ago and mentioned to the owner of the store how much he liked it, but had nowhere to store it. He promised to return when he found somewhere to put it....
On Thursday, Ben walks back into the store and the owner approaches him straightaway. 'Hey,' he said, 'back for your clock?!'. Apparently, these clocks have been selling like hotcakes over the last six months, and the store was down to their last one. Knowing how much Ben liked it, the owner took the last one down off the shelf and has been holding it for him in storage until he came back. Let alone the fact that he thought to hold it away for Ben, he also took $50 off the price because it was the display model. Great service! We will definitely be paying this store another visit to see if we can pick up any other treasures.
|The big red clock|
This is going to match in well with the stove we have picked out: