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May 21, 2010

This whole house building thing is new to me so it's both exciting and terrifying at the same time.  You've read my lady's doubts in the last post, mine are similar in some ways and it's probably fair to detail them.

I'm getting old.  Some of my work colleagues laughed today when I told them I'll be dead before we pay the mortgage off in 30 years time and whilst I come from a long lived family that could well be true.  Of course we'll be aiming to get it paid off earlier than that but who knows really.  One thing though, we'll be living in a beautiful home.

When we first saw this block in January it was literally a cow paddock and it's been fun watching how things have been taking shape.  We visit every weekend and houses are now starting to stick up like mushrooms with around 20 odd frames up across the estate.   There's going to be a 40 house display village and the first 5 of those are underway including the first two storey house on the estate, which I'm happy to see because I didn't want to think ours would be the only one.
The first houses beginning to emerge
Mountainview Boulevard and Fieldstone Crescent intersection
Fieldstone Crescent starting to take shape.
Mountainview Boulevard looking South
And looking North
Can't believe how low they cut the roads in.  This is Mountainview Boulevard again.  Couldn't get much further in towards our block as it's very wet underfoot and tyre.
Mountainview and Fieldstone again.  A park is planned just in front of the row of trees.
Mud, mud, and more mud.
Just put this one up because of the sky.
If you look REALLY closely you can see drainage pipes on the right - that's our block.
Decent progress along Mountainview Boulevard.
This is the leader of the pack.  First to slab, frame, roof and now almost bricked.
More activity in the earlier stages.  Six weeks ago there was nothing but questions about when the land would title.
Can't wait to get a street sign.  Even one that points downwards.
More progress.  There's very few blocks in those earlier stages that don't have some sign of activity.
Start of the display village.  These have literally gone up in 2 weeks.
North along William Thwaites Boulevard towards Eve estate.
Same - just zoomed a little.  Curb and channel plus footpaths has all been done in a little over a week.

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