I’d been dreaming about the cars, lined in our driveway and the music, dancing in the wind. It was going to be one of the greatest days of my life, the biggest celebration for my biggest achievement. I’d just spent a week in Fiji, celebrating my 34th birthday, and soon I hope to be celebrating my grand renovations. I’d bought a fair sized cottage on a big property, not far from town. It was the seclusion of it all that I found appealing, the whole feeling like you’re miles away from civilisation, all with high speed ADSL2 and satellite TV at your finger tips. I loved it. The house was a disaster and I’d enjoyed seeing the look of hopelessness on the faces of those that cared for me.They all saw a ruin, an endless pit that would consume me and all of my pennies. Their negative reactions only fuelled my determination. I had plans for this place, whether others saw the potential or not. There was only a month left before my expected finish day. Final installments were going in, but there was still a lot to do. I’d previously arranged for the men from Custom Balustrading Melbourne to create beautiful balustrading to border my upper floors and the staircase. The team from Wire Balustrade Melbourne were due to arrive this morning, and the painters later in the day. I’d woken up early this morning, excitement pulsing through my body. I knew that once the Stainless Steel Fabrication Melbourne team had finished their work, the painters and the carpet layers would be through. I was close to my deadline, but had just enough time to complete the job. I needed to work hard and there was nothing holding me back.