Didn't go by the house yesterday as I was invited to the launch of a new Tag Heuer watch - the Silverstone. But man, it's one ugly watch, limited edition or not!
Anyway, catching up at the house today, it seems the brickies managed to get a bit of work done yesterday, plus another delivery of bricks and sand.
From the front, we can see quite a few more pallets of bricks hanging around, and the sandpit has been topped up as well. Talked to our neighbour across the road who says there were about 4 people on the bricking team. Also some low scaffolding erected in the garage and a little further down the east (left) side.
The facade has had a little more bricking done too - looks like that timber pole holding up the master bed extension is there to stay as the bricking is going up around it.
Having another look at the portico, the brick pillars holding up the balcony have also been started. There was a tiny chip in the portico concrete at the corner under the nearest brick pillar - this hasn't been repaired adequately yet.
At the outdoor room, the temporary wooden pole that was holding up the corner of the roof has been shifted a couple of feet, and the proper brick pillar has had 3 courses started.
At the rate things are being done, hoping to have the ground floor bricked by maybe midweek. And the one thing always on our mind is when will everything be finished? We've got housesits continuously from April to July, then August to September, and maybe an offer of September to October.. but it's hard to commit to a housesit if our house will be done by then! Our SS will hopefully give us a more definite idea at lockup, which is probably 6 weeks away.