Ok, so I've been a little slow getting the the blogging, so we're back dating a little. This is the progress of our house before we went away.
So that's how we left it ....
We left for Melbourne on Wednesday the 17th of May. We left here pretty early that morning and got into Melbourne at lunch time. Picked up our hire car and headed for Michael & Lisa's Place. We dropped all our stuff of, sat down for 5 the decided to go and find a Macca's store.
After our nutritional lunch we took a drive to Southlands Shopping Centre. Now for those who haven't been there or heard of it, this shopping centre in huge, 3 stories that span across the highway, yes that's right, there are shops that are on the bridge over the highway. Now I like to shop, but this was taking it to the extreme.
We headed back for home and got ready for dinner, we went to the pub on the corner and had a lovely meal, then called it a night after a long day.
Thursday we took off to do the Great Ocean Road, The weather wasn't the best, but it was certainly better than the first time Craig and I went. We took our time and saw the sites, got into Port Campbell at around 4, Checked ourselves into the Motel ....
(Our Rooms over looking the bay, Craig & I and Dana & I standing down at the bay)
We had a good hot shower, (funny story behind that comment, another time) a good night sleep and we woke up to a much nicer day, so we were off to go on our helicopter flight. It was fantastic, it's not cheap but well worth it, the views were just amazing, the photos really just don't do it justice.
So that is a just a few shots from our helicopter ride, there's plenty more and a DVD so if anyone wants to see the rest just let me know and I'll e-mail them, as it only wants to load them one at a time, which is very tedious.
To contine .... We then had an action packed weekend catching up with friends, Friday night we went to the Realito Tower, has some great veiws. On our last trip we went during the day, so this time we went once it was dark. i'll post some of the photos we took, but its really not the same. We then headed across the road to the Crown Casino, had some drinks and some laughs.
Saturday the boys went to a local footy match that one of there mates was playing in, while us girls had a big day of shopping. We started off at Chadston, and after some lunch headed to DFO which is Direct Factory Outlet (which i'm sorry, its the retailers way of sucking in millions of girls who think they are getting everything cheaper, but really it's just another shopping centre like all the rest). Saturday night we went to a pub in St kilda where we drunk some more and played on one of those old arcade machines that they had, a lot of laughs. Then it was home to bed before the footy on Sunday. We went to the Telstra Dome for the Eagles vs. Essondon game, and wasn't it great. We then went to the James Squire Brewhouse in the city square. If you haven't been there and your passing through Melbourne i highly recomend it, it was a really great place to hang out and have some drinks, and we had dinner there, the food was beautiful and they had a great menu, there was something on it for everyone. This is some photos of us Lounging around there.
After a busy weekend, we took the next two days a little slower, we took a drive out to the street they use to film Neiabours, in the afternoon we went and had a look at the Melbourne Jail where Ned Kelly was hung, after going buying Craig a leather jacket. Tuesday was our last full day there and Craig and i decided to take it easy, we hang around the house most of the morning before going to see The De Vinci Code in the arvo. We had another early night after repacking all our stuff ready to head home on Wednesday.
We came home to find that homebuyers centre had booked our final inspection of the house for the Friday. It was great to see it, they had done so much. The Driveway and path were done, and on Monday we had the cross over finished. The flooring is in and the blinds are up, theres mirrors in bathrooms and the power and water are on. Its all but there, there is just a few final things to be touched up and finished here and there. The only real thing we're waiting on now is the final part of the financing to go through. We had been under the imprestion that we would be moving on the weekend of the 17th and 18th, but as with everything else to do with this house, the finance has delayed that to the following weekend. This i'm sure is the longest 2-3 weeks of my life, we are so close yet it still seems so far.