D-Day and the Death of a Spreadsheet

In a few short days my beloved spreadsheet that has so loyally kept a record of just how many days of building we’ve endured, will show the grand number of 876 days.  Beyond that the document is blank.  Not because the project is finished, but because we have to move in.  Building – if that’s still the appropriate word for what’s happening – will continue, but I’m pretty sure I can’t deal with updating that spreadsheet ever again.

At the time of writing, 3 days before the big day, here’s a glimpse of what we’ll be moving into.

The Kitchen column where the oven will go:

Column for oven prepared_Day 829

Impressed?  But wait, here’s the Master bathroom:

Master bathtub surround_Day 814

And the wonderfully sophisticated Lounge with its excellent finishes:

Lounge with fireplace_Day 822

Can you feel my pain as you take in these pictures…? If not, I’m confident the updated gallery will provide a clearer picture of our agony and frustration.  Since it may be a while since we’re online again (we are waiting for a telephone pole to be put in), enjoy the photos and please, oh please, spare a thought.

I now declare the campsite open…

Camping out has started

Continue on to the Photos page ->


6 responses to “D-Day and the Death of a Spreadsheet

  1. Hi guys! You must be sooo excited! It is going to be magnificent when it’s done. Love reading your posts Janet, and am stuck into your book and thoroughly enjoying it!! You talented woman! Chat very soon. B

  2. I’m an expat in a foreign land and know the palpitation-filled experience you are describing. People who’ve never been in this situation just can’t understand how the constant compromise/excuses/failed expectations/regrets/had-I-known-the-truth-in-the-beginning-I’d-never’have-started-this/craziness wears even the most enthusiastic optimist right-down-to-the-bone. I invented a whole new word to describe it: exhaustifying also: exhaustified, exhaustification ( exhausted + terrifying to describe being terrifyingly exhausted in a way never before known to mankind.)

    Fingers crossed that your telephone pole arrives safe and sound and on time.

  3. 876 days is a helluva long time, we had 3 months of building work last year and that nearly killed me. Your house looks very special though – it’s going to be amazing.

  4. Greetings! I’ve been reading your site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the good work!

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