Wednesday, July 23, 2008

WELL DONE...Thanks from Dave

Thank you to all who have worked so hard to make the dedication date. People have gone the extra mile to help make it happen. These efforts are apprectiated. We hope you enjoyed the sense of accomplishment and the company.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

We made it!

Saturday 19th of July was our 'D' day. We had until 3pm to have the house finished for dedication. A team of dedicated volunteers began the day at 8:30am and worked to the deadline. We had a list of over 20 jobs posted up on the window which we worked through and crossed off. By 2:45 we were still unloading tools at the container. Dave had to be back at the house to run the dedication ceremony at 3:00pm and was still in clothes covered in mud!

We made it! The house looked great. Paul, our electrician kept working all the way through the dedication and by 5pm the electricity was working and the house was ready to be lived in.

We had a good turn out to the dedication. The boys from Malcam Trust came to see the finished product and show off their hard work to their proud parents. Volunteers from throughout the build were on hand and friends of the family came to celebrate.

Shona even had a car load full of gear to move into the house that night! The following day a few volunteers helped Shona move into her new home. It was a real privilege to watch the children unpack their bedrooms and make the rooms their own.

Well done Dunedin, that's another Habitat House finished (well almost :) ).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Time for the dedication

We have been working very hard to make sure the house is as finished as possible before our dedication day, Saturday 19th July 2008. Volunteers, plumbers, carpet layers and electricians have been working away and it looks like we will have a finished house very soon.

As you can see we have been working on the landscaping for the house, putting in white stones on the path, top soil, and creative concreting for the pathway. There are even some veges in the vege garden!

You are invited to our dedication to be held on site at 3pm on Saturday 19th July. Please RSVP to Alan on

See you there!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Rain nor hail nor sleet nor snow ....

As the saying goes...

Nothing can stop the habitat die hards from working on a habitat house...
Even though the build was cancelled on Saturday, Dave and Richard braved the snow and cold (abandoning one car on the way) to work on the house. They did a good days work finishing all the wardrobes inside and getting the floor ready for carpet and vinyl. Hopefully they have left some work for us volunteers who didn't manage to make it through the snow and will be there to lend a hand this Saturday (Shona's birthday!!!).

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

We got wet!

The last Saturday in June 2008 will be remembered by a band of H4H volunteers who got wet pouring concrete, shifting soil and finishing fences while working at our Habitat house. We all got wet, then cold. We did get a lot done though, our thanks to all. A suggested list for this Saturday, July 5th includes the following; Finish door handles, fit out wardrobes, fit out shelves in linen cupboard, box pad under deck, waterproof under deck, fit clothes line, clean windows, finish side gate and maybe we can do some planting.
We have enjoyed having a bunch of enthusiastic helpers. Our opening date is 19th July. We can do it!