Day 161 – firebox and final painting

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Meet Mr Firebox.

I was going past the house and managed to catch the eye of our site supervisor who invited me in for a look-see. Big day today as the firebox was installed. It came in a million parts and a big thank you to the firebox expert (who I met this morning) who spent most of the day pop-riveting the flue together and gently guiding it down the six-metre chimney. The firebox has been worth the effort.  The hearth has also been laid. The hearth will be flush with the bamboo floor so it doesn’t become a trip hazard.

The goop is also off the windows upstairs so I could get a sense of the natural light. It was late in the afternoon, but I was thrilled with the feel. The painting has almost been completed as well. I love the colour of the walls. We went with a ¼ clay pipe. It has a very faint grey/pink in it.  We will add some feature walls down the track once we have more of a sense of our home style and taste.

It was a nice clear day so I was also able to walk out on the balcony for the first time. I can tell you the beach looked very lovely.

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