Monthly Archives: November 2012

Things happening fast now

We had the big switchover today and ended up with the plumbing, including hot water, switched over to the new system. Appliances and electric power points were installed and Liz cooked our first meal in the new kitchen. Still to … Continue reading

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Floor covered

Our vinyl floor covering was laid this week by Ian Oldcorn and Martin Wilton from Flair Flooring, Carterton. Looks pretty snazzy, I must say. Paulo, my purist architect son-in-law, might not agree. He turns up his nose at vinyl masquerading … Continue reading

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Danger, keep out

All of a sudden our Martinborough property has been labelled  a dangerous construction site. So be sure to get authorisation (from whom?) before you drop in on us. It’s a mystery to us and to our builder. We assume that … Continue reading

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We have a kitchen…

…though minus the appliances. It looks great. It may be a bit too green for some, but we think it will look fine after the floor is covered, walls painted and furniture brought in. The green is actually more subdued … Continue reading

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Gib plasterboard lining installed

When we arrived a couple of days ago, Bruce had completed gib lining on the walls and ceiling. Now it really feels like a room. The blue sheets of gib board are the special high performance GIB Braceline product, required … Continue reading

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Violating mobile device patents

Here’s something that looks like the back of an Android phone. It’s just a shade bigger than my Galaxy Nexus, and though it lacks a camera lens, it’s an obvious ripoff. Except that it is a plastic case containing a … Continue reading

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Being inspected

We had an important building inspection today, by Adrian from the South Wairarapa District Council. Any problems and we probably wouldn’t be in before Xmas. Fortunately everything passed except for non-installation of some roof flashings Bruce is waiting to get … Continue reading

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