Unless you look closely you might miss the internal progress this week. Inside on the upper level the ceiling battens went in. These run perpendicular to the trusses and the tongue and groove board ceiling sheets will be attached to them.
Electrical was roughed in, so we now have a cable hanging through the ceiling at the approximate location of each light. The downlights just plug into a power socket in the ceiling, so the holes for those will be confirmed and cut after the ceiling sheeting goes up.
The air-conditioning return was put in by the air-con contractors in the wrong spot - we wanted it a little way down the hall so that it wasn't so obtrusive, so that has been moved. I've been using snapchat to draw on photos to send them to the builder. Photos are always easier than emails.
Outside the cedar shingles were installed on the front bay window, and the sides of the study. There is a second bay window on the left side and that is soon to be shingled too.
Our builders told us that the painters were starting on the exterior on 1 August, which is only a week away! So on Saturday we ended up at Bunnings buying sample pots. We thought it was important to paint the samples on to weatherboards so that we properly accounted for the shadow lines, and what better place than the front of the house? We didn't quite tell the builders we were doing it, but no covering that up. We made the decision a family affair (that's my mum in the panama hat) but still haven't made our minds up. It'll be a last minute decision, no doubt.