It’s been a bit of a week.
I’m awarding myself a couple of days off to sew. After a week or so of up and down ladders, bending and kneeling, the old bod is now insisting very firmly on a break, so it’s just as well I’ve finished painting the two bedrooms!
You’ll have to content yourself with this cutting-in ‘in progress’ shot, where you can just about see the difference between the old paint and the new. I debated taking ‘after’ photos, but it would have been pointless; two rooms, one painted a slightly bluer grey than before and another painted a slightly stronger pale green than before and you’d have been hard pressed to spot the difference in a photo. Except for the sanding and filling, that is. Still, they’re now immaculate, waiting only for the new carpets being fitted on Wednesday. After that I can start moving things in, hurray. Or I could, if only the blasted rain would stop long enough to get a load over there….
In the kitchen, chaos apparently still reigns. I say apparently, because although it looks chaotic, there is forward progress. The cabinets have been assembled, the gaps in the flooring have been filled, the gas line for the gas cooktop is in, the plumbing has been taken back to the wall ready for the sink to go in, etc.
In the bathroom, the old loo has been excavated out, the soil pipe has been repositioned and the water supply for the cistern has been moved. Now all we have to do is take down the walls and make good, chip up and replace the rest of the floor tiles, install new basin and shower taps and a new shower unit to replace the leaky old job that bangs the Husband on the head because it’s hung so low. Oh, and yes, it’ll all need filling and painting… At some stage, once Bill has concreted in the new soil pipe for the loo, I have to lay tiles around it so that the plumber can install the new ‘throne’, which has to go on top of the tile so that if there’s ever a leak it doesn’t creep under the tiling and start to rot adjacent wall timbers. Yuck. So I guess there’s more kneeling and bending in my future…
So thank goodness for a quiet couple of days with my sewing machine 🙂