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Author Topic: K&K bought a house today  (Read 11158 times)
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« Reply #20 on: 19 January 2012, 22:27:56 »
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pic 1: Karine assisting in building the bathroomwall

pic 2: out goes the oldstyle glass and we make a nice 'hole'

pic3: Karine the builder  hihi


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« Reply #21 on: 28 January 2012, 19:44:23 »
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sooooooooooooo much work.........

we're still pulling things down.....

cleaning all the wood (yep... old house) and applying special oil to kill the 'beasts' inside

so tired.... sorry guys...
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« Reply #22 on: 28 January 2012, 21:10:27 »
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Carry on, we will manage here on the site Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: 2 February 2012, 19:38:47 »
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tomorrow afternoon it's shopping day

saturday:
bathroomday... someone we know will continue working on the bathroom

K&K will work on floors etc

next week
electricity 'entry case' will be checked by the electricity supplier.... it's about to fall down from the wall... yep... 1936  hdbng
and the little house will get it's thermal and electricity checkover (needs to be done by an expert when you sell a home/house)

yes yes... or no...no.... the end is not near....  whistle
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« Reply #24 on: 4 February 2012, 19:34:14 »
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finally some 'constructing/building' instead of DEconstructing  whistle

started laying the bedroom floor, no fake wood but the real stuff... piece by piece.... hoping for the best  hihi (and afterwards cleaning and working on that floor)

after the floor we can start with the bedroom walls....

meanwhile the electricity works started slowly...

monday morning a guy from the electricity provider is coming to check our 'box'... it's almost falling out of the wall....  cry

oh.... the small housie is scheduled for thursday to get its energycheck

yep.... life is a rollercoaster at the moment....

but with -14°C we now are reminded on how life is now in our wooden shed in the woods and where our future lays in our solid house with central heating etc.... quite a motivation woohoo


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« Reply #25 on: 19 February 2012, 19:24:58 »
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some news:

we're working on the electricity:
picture 1: installing new fusebox (currently we have 2 fuses  Geschokt )
preparing a swift de-installation of the current installation
picture 2: putting 3 grounding pins in the ground

working on the watersupply: both cold and warm for kitchen and bathroom, kitchen is difficult to get too so that's not the easiest part! remember that there was NO kitchen NEITHER bathroom  Onbeslist

the last untouched room has been pre-cleaned
picture 3: before
picture 4: not so promising!

more news soon!


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« Reply #26 on: 26 February 2012, 20:16:48 »
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sry, don't have the energy to download and post pics...

been digging a ditch for the toilets an shower outside and a 2nd ditch for the waterguys who are installing a new watercounter tomorrow morning...

drilling holes through the sidewall for toilets, shower and washing

Karine's working on cement and brick stuff

we're both on low batteries.... and tomorrow it's back to the 7-17 job....

at the moment we're focussing on 'warm water' - 'shower' - 'toilet' to make it possible to 'move' and start 'living' in the new house.......
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« Reply #27 on: 27 February 2012, 19:16:24 »
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old waterconnection has been disabled
new waterconnection connected outside and new connection made inside

this should lead to warm water this weekend.... I hope.... and maybe a working shower.... and a toilet  whistle
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« Reply #28 on: 2 March 2012, 19:37:34 »
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we DO have warm water  Brede lach

we need to fix a small leak in the shower though.....  whistle

tomorrow (I'm sick but need to ignore it) I must fix/build the...pffffffffffffff.... 'flow away' of the water into the drainage on the street....

and we're working on the kitchen's electricity and water....

we need to get out of the cottage this month!

we can sleep
we can almost wash ourselves
we can almost almost use a toilet.... fight6

I'll NEVER do this again in my life....

and I'm doing overtime at the job.................  drama
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« Reply #29 on: 4 March 2012, 19:58:28 »
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the drainage is done: shower, 2 toilets, washing machine and more are now connected to the public drainage

this summer the city's replacing the street's drainage so changes will be made again

1 toilet is working now
the shower is giving us cold/warm water, we do need to install the entry door

got lighting in the workshop

and many other things have been done...

oh man.... we still need to pack everything in the housie and move everything including furniture....

strange period in our lives.... we're both really pushing our personal limits but having no option is what pushes us on....
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« Reply #30 on: 4 March 2012, 20:28:50 »
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Make sure you are around when they start working!
I had some pretty nasty experiences with these public workers and my drainage when I lived in Soest.
They sealed one of our pipes off, causing water from the dishes and the toilet to flood under our kitchen.
It took nearly 2 months to get rid of the smell after they fixed it ( which took them 6 months to find the problem)
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« Reply #31 on: 6 March 2012, 22:41:38 »
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we've bought a 'bar'... see picture

and now I heared that Karine's youngest daughter has sold her pub and I got first choice of 'goodies'... damn... that will become a cool spot in our new house  iconclap


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« Reply #32 on: 20 March 2012, 22:17:53 »
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27th the contract will be signed so this means we need to get this house empty by the end of the week.......

this also means we'll be out of internet and stuff....

only internet at the office.....
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« Reply #33 on: 21 March 2012, 20:54:47 »
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Fingers crossed everything will work out for you. I can remember the last time I did this kind of work quite well and I expect to have to do it again...

It'll be totally worth it though.
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« Reply #34 on: 21 March 2012, 21:08:35 »
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Fingers crossed everything will work out for you. I can remember the last time I did this kind of work quite well and I expect to have to do it again...

It'll be totally worth it though.

I hope so, I'll be glad we're wednesday next week.....
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« Reply #35 on: 21 March 2012, 21:39:14 »
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Is there internet access out where the house is? If so, how long will it take you to get connected?

Good Hunting.

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« Reply #36 on: 21 March 2012, 22:11:24 »
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Is there internet access out where the house is? If so, how long will it take you to get connected?

Good Hunting.

MR

I asked the provider what are the possibilities and they said 'EVERYTHING' but first I need to get the electricity done etc BEFORE I let them come install their stuff
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« Reply #37 on: 26 March 2012, 20:15:37 »
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last post from the old house, going offline.... will be reading/checking at work  hatsoff
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« Reply #38 on: 14 June 2012, 06:46:08 »
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update:

still alive  Knipoog
no internet and/or TV at home
I had connection with a network using the laptop but the laptop has some issues at the moment right now so again without 'net' at home

the house is looking better every week, the wallet is getting slimmer at the same rate  whistle

lots of rubbish transported out of the house....

alot has been done, alot has to be done...

I expect to have internet/TV around the end of July, and new windows and doors begin august....
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« Reply #39 on: 14 June 2012, 18:54:20 »
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Congratulations on the progress made.
Positive thoughts sent your way for the work yet to do.
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