It’s been a hot and busy couple of days.
Lots of packing, chucking out, unpacking, cleaning and hauling boxes and crates in very hot and sweaty weather, with a broken air conditioner at home. Happy days…
The door is on the sink cupboard and the drawer fronts are all on the drawers. Once the glue is fully set, we can put on the handles. The hole for the sink is cut, and it’s sitting in place until the plumber comes to install the gubbins underneath and fit the monoblock tap.
The range hood is going up. In case you’re wondering, it’s blue because there’s a protective film over the stainless steel, which will be peeled off when it’s in place. The gas cooktop hole is also cut.
Tomorrow, Bill will demolish the two walls inside the bathroom. I can then spend a good part of the weekend wearing a pair of fetching kneepads, protective glasses, gloves and a tool belt while I prise up all the floor tiles and use my new ‘big girl’ concrete scraper to get rid of all the adhesive, leaving a new smooth surface to lay the new tiles. There’s a bit of a rush for it, as the plumber will soon be back from his trip to Japan and will be coming back to install the loo, the new shower head and the basin taps, and he can’t do the loo till the floor is done.
Finally, here is a beautiful housewarming orchid sent by my sister to welcome us to the new house. I have an orchid house in the back yard, but this is too lovely to go out there just yet, I need some time to enjoy it first!
Back to the packing crates.