In the four months since my last update on May 8th the following has taken place:

Old slab had been cleared and ground work prepared for new shed build

New shed built

New slab poured (as of yesterday September 6th, 2023)

Now the shed looks like this…

All that needs to happen now is for the new slab to cure (which should take about a week or two) and then for the next stage to happen – Wall linings and power.

I certainly breathed a sigh of relief when the new slab was poured. It was then I thought that  “shit is just becoming real, there’s no turning back now.” 

Everything is starting to come together albeit a little slower than I anticipated but I remember what a friend told me when I moved in… “Nothing happens quickly in Yankalilla.” 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m actually getting used to the slower pace down here. I’m loving it.

SongMachine is definitely one step closer to being a reality.

Peace,

Corey 🙂

I just wanted to give you all an update as to what’s happening with the SongMachine Studio build.

In an earlier post La Casa Di Mara – The New House I mentioned that…

… the shed out the back is too small and has no power to it so it will need to go and a new purpose built structure will take its place in the new year.

Well, fast forward about four months and this is what has happened so far.

  • Organised the final shed quote with Stratco Goolwa
  • Old shed was dismantled and taken away leaving the slab
  • Yankalilla council approves the new shed build
  • Remaining slab is cut up and prepared to be removed

Here is what is should be happening from now on (barring Murphy’s Law and life getting in the way).

  • The slab is to be removed in about 2-3 weeks
  • Ground to be prepared for slab after shed construction
  • Shed components to be delivered around about the same time
  • Shed to be erected about 4 weeks after delivery
  • New concrete slab to be poured soon after

All things considered, the new shed should be built and ready to go by the end of July which is when the real fun begins. 

Power will need to be connected, wall linings built, soundproofing installed and lastly, all of the musical and studio equipment that’s currently filling up the two extra bedrooms of the house will need to be moved in, set up and tested to see if it’s all working the way it should.

Phew.

Along with trying to re-establish myself plus my music and web businesses in a whole new environment, this new office/studio/creation space has taken up a lot of my time and focus. I suppose I’m creating for myself everything that I’ve always wanted for me and my music.

A place to play, create, develop, compose, rehearse and record. My happy place.

I feel like everything that I’ve been working for is moving towards a single point of time and that is the time when SongMachine is finally operational.

Right now, thinking about all of the possibilities excites me. It gets me out of bed in the morning and I just can’t wait to share with you all the fruits that this SongMachine tree has to offer.

All I can say is “watch this space” as there will definitely be more news to follow.

Peace,

Corey 🙂