Lovely Monday everyone! Here in the UK we are enjoying Spring Bank Holiday, a day off, that is. In rain as usual, luckily yesterday was a beautiful day to have fun in playground, picnic in the park and jump on the trampoline and do all kinds of toddler energy consuming activities. It stopped raining for a while earlier and we went outside and found some nice big puddles to jump in.
Pääsimme perjantaina vihdoin ensimmäistä kertaa sisälle uuteen kotiimme. Nyt on noin kuukausi muuttoon, ja hui kauhistus, miten keskeneräiseltä siellä vielä näytti! Jäljellä ei kuitenkaan ole enää kovin isoja töitä, joten eiköhän tässä voi olla luottavaisin mielin, että talo kyllä valmistuu. Vaikkakin erinäisiä sattumuksia on ollut sen verran eri asioissa, että ehkä ei pitäisi uskoa, ennen kuin todella omin silmin näkee. Tältä siellä siis nyt joka tapauksessa tällä hetkellä näyttää.
Last Friday we had a chance to see our house from the inside for the first time. It is about one month now to the move and oh dear how unfinished it still looks! There are, however, not that big things to do anymore so I suppose we can be confident and trust it will be ready in time. Although after all incidents we have had with different things I'm tempted to say I don't believe before I see it with my own eyes. Anyway, this is how it looks like now.
|Oma tupa, oma lupa|
Latest incident was about wardrobes. Our current wardrobes are too big to take with (modern room height standards, you know) but luckily it was possible to get new ones through the building company. We chose our wardrobes a while ago, same time we chose the flooring materials, but at the time our materials consultant didn't have price information for the wardrobes so she said she'd contact us to confirm the prices. Which she didn't. When we a little while later asked for the offer she replied that unfortunately the policy had changed and they can't provide us with the wardrobes anymore but we could contact the supplier directly after the completion date. But when we phoned the wardrobe company they said nothing had changed in their contract with the building company. What...?
|Keittiö ja ruokailutila. Portaiden alla on mukavankokoinen varastokomero.|
It turned out that the consultant had forgotten to send us our quote and so we also missed the deadline. To cover up her mistake the consultant told us that their policy had changed. Which was not true, so she lied. Of course we complained and now we will get out wardrobes, although some 4-6 weeks after completion but anyway. The point here is that if they are ordered ordered through the builder we don't have to pay vat, so a good saving. Lesson learned again about the local way of working: don't assume, always follow-up.
|En-suite, kauan odotettu.|
But things are moving on and we are getting so excited. Things to do: find out all the places that will need to be informed that we will move/have moved, oh, and where to get wheelies, for example. New nursery school should be sorted - the one that I didn't see that terrible day I had. Mmm, should probably double check that, too...
Tällaista sattumuksia siis saarivaltiossa tällä kertaa, mukavaa alkanutta viikkoa!
Enjoy this new week!