Newhome is almost ready - plumbing is done, tiling is finished, garage doors are hung, the floor coverings go down this week and our Post Construction Inspection is booked for 12 July. We will probably be in by early August.
A few weeks back the last of my pets from the old life was run over by a car and killed. Connie, our Brittany spaniel was named after Constance daughter of the Duke of Brittany. She was about 15 years old and had been ailing since Gambit, her brother, died a few months back. But she was let out in the yard with the front gate open and wandered onto the road. She was the most beautiful natured dog and whilst I haven't lived with her for a few years now it still hurts to think she had to go in that way. RIP Connie.
I'm halfway through my tenure at work but the boss has asked if I'm interested in sticking around. I've said yes but will make up my mind when I find out what the offer is. I have a bottomline that will need to be met so that the new mortgage is covered.
Speaking of the mortgage, the CBA is stuffing us around again. It looks like they underpaid the first of the builders payments by about $2.5k which means we now have to find the extra. The problem is because of the way the loans were set up I have no visibility of any payments we made or fees we were charged pre March this year. I've asked for a full reconciliation and four days later still haven't heard a result yet. We'll definitely look at moving banks once the settlements are done.
We lay byed some limited edition prints for the home theatre today. An indulgence, certainly, but maybe an investment too. The prints are those below by an artist called Alex Ross.
Erin has left school and started work. Not something I agree with but no point in forcing her to stay on and waste the rest of the year either. She has the next couple of years planned out - save for a car, save for an overseas trip, work overseas for a couple of years and then come back and decide what she wants to do. I'm in fact less upset with that decision than I am with the fact that her mother did not communicate any of it to me. I found out a week after the fact. Still, can't be too critical can we, if I am my kids tend to get all angry with me.