Our meeting with the builder on Friday morning went quite well. Painting is expected to be started today, and the next lot of kitchen instalment is due on Wednesday. The outside concreting areas will possibly get done on Friday - weather dependant. The fix out man was completing his jobs over the weekend, and we were out there yesterday evening and he was just finishing up. It's quite surprising what a difference skirting and architrave around the windows can make. We are still on schedule for a handover at the end of August.
We went and looked at curtain materials on the weekend but I forgot to take my colour samples with me. We have chosen the brand and type, just not the colour. I will do that on Tuesday when they come out to measure up. We had intended to use some cellular blinds in the living room, but due to the large handles on our windows the blinds can't be recessed, and cellular look pretty ordinary from the side view, so now the living room will be all holland blinds. Probably a good thing as it will save us some money, and they will sit flush against the window surrounds so still help with insulation.
We also went and bought a heap of fruit trees but ran out of time to plant them, so have buried their roots in one of the many dirt piles on the block and will plant them properly on the weekend. We bought 2 types of apples, 2 types of pears, plums, nectarines, oranges and lemons. Can't wait until our little orchard starts producing fruit.