So here we are....February 1st 2017! One month away from opening our doors to guests. Exxcciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiting!
We celebrated Dales birthday on Friday and we were talking about where we might be and what we might be doing when his birthday comes around next year! We never expected to have Burnsyde a year ago and look at us now......a few weeks from doors opening!
So over the past couple of weeks the renovations have been coming to an end. There have still been a number of things to look at and complete but the place is definitely getting there! SS is continuing to keep the team in order and hit the deadlines - if you are ever looking for a project manager, SS is your man!
The flooring is almost finished throughout, the sunroom has been re-boarded and is getting plastered this weekend then it will be ready for a lick of paint! The flooring in the dining area is finished and the radiator is back up and running, ready to pump some heat into the place! We were so worried about the beach house being chilly in the winter months but after all the new insulation, re-boarding and plastering it keeps the heat in just wonderfully!
Our handyman has been in this week making and fitting new door frames and hanging the new doors. We have chosen a four panel oak....just need a door nob now!
Dale and I have not been back to Saltburn for a few weeks, Saturday we will be there to see the place (almost) complete and ready for for furniture! We will be driving down in a big white van, or Dale will - I will be in the car with little Derek! We are spending 5 days in Saltburn to help the team finish up on the little jobs that are left and get the place looking a little more livable! We are so excited that we are at this point in the journey! Our first guests will be there in no time!
We have an engagement party on Saturday for our wonderful friends Rob and Nicky then the rest of the time will be spent in Burnsyde or in meetings about Burnsyde and catching up with family and friends.
The past few months have been so busy each time we have been back we feel like we don't spend any time with the people we love, half the time Dale and I barely see each other!
This week there has been a development with our own life too....It has been Derek's first day at doggy nursery! It was an emotional morning for me, I am not sure it's the exact same feeling as the first day you drop your child off at nursery but it was certainly a weird one! He was away from us for 11 hours (his longest time away from us) and I have never seen him as excited as he was when I collected him. He is such a wonderful little dog with tonnes of character! We love him so, so much!
Here he is looking all dapper for Dale's birthday card photo-shoot! Great modelling potential....
If all goes to plan in the next few days we will have interior images to share with you on our next blog post! Fingers crossed!