Day 123 – Car park full!

Earlier in the year the Cordial Factory Crew would regularly drive past a building site close to town. It seemed to always have lots of Vic Restoration vehicles out the front. Junior members would often comment “Why aren’t they at our place?” Well, today they were. Five builders, three plumbers, one mini excavator, two solar electricians and a mobile ‘Test and Tag’ guy battled it out for parking space. (I really should have taken a photo of that).

In the past week we have had over 30mm of rain which shut down the site for three days. The guys were back last Friday and got stuck into the framing. Today they continued framing up the back of the cottage and began the link. Mick, the plumber dug trenches with his mini excavator for drainage and rainwater tank integration. The rest of his crew fitted the pipes for the plumbing of the bathroom and en-suite.

What a hive of activity – could almost make one think that we’d have a working bathroom by Christmas. Alas, our site meeting with Dugald provided us with a more realistic expectation. He’s confident there will be access to both wings through the link by Christmas. So, advance notice to friends and family – our home will still be a building site come Christmas time. Nevertheless, the CFC are committed to providing a warm welcome to all visitors – you just may need to bring your own hardhat and wear a high-visibility vest.

2 responses »

  1. Jimbo and Grandma

    A small but , nonetheless, significant point. Is someone notifying the North Pole customer service centre to advise that hard hats will be necessary for the delivery team at your location on Christmas Eve? There is an Australia Post “Santa Mail” box in Melbourne’s city square that would probably get your occ. health and safety notification through well ahead of “wheels-up” or whatever the term is for a sleigh lift off.

  2. Charlotte Cameron

    Hey Guys, I haven’t heard much from you lately but Dad sent me a video on Vimeo of a ventriloquist. Hope you enjoy!


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