Daily Archives: January 14, 2016

Moving on

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Finally things are beginning to move along at last. We have still to learn what is happening about our roof leak but at least someone has been along to check it out and we are assuming work will start on the repair soon. E’s nephew dropped by on Friday and deposited some bags of sand for use in mixing mortar which means he or a friend will be rebuilding the garden wall which E and I demolished late last year. I hasten to add that the wall was already in need of attention and it had to be demolished anyway. The whole wall on that side of the garden is probably around 16 or 17 metres in length but only a small section needs rebuilding………..Rear wall 1

This is the picture I took last October just before we removed a few more courses. It has been that long since the wall wanted rebuilding but we had to wait for E’s nephew to be available if we were to get the work done at a lower price and the weather as everyone knows hasn’t been that great has it? On Monday we had the spare bedroom emptied ready for its refurbishment. I decided to call a specialist fitted furniture installation company to come by to assess our requirements and give a quote. I think fitted furniture is the better option having given it some thought. Now that the room is empty it is amazing how large it looks yet the small lounge directly beneath it although exactly the same size doesn’t look that large at all. I suppose empty rooms will always look larger for that reason. The lounge is actually 5 x 5 metres square and 4 metres in height as is the bedroom above. In the old picture below the lounge has three windows and the bedroom above has two. The third window to the left is in the en-suite bathroom to the largest bedroom in the house to the left out of sight.Old garage

Electrical work still keeps coming in and is keeping me busy this week but I will have to make a start on the electrical alterations and additions I want to make in the bedroom. I am undecided yet as to whether to employ a decorator for the room or not as I know a couple of good guys who do that sort of work, it all depends on how I feel. The next task or rather the first thing we need to do is to remove the carpet and roll back the underlay. The underlay is in excellent condition and will remain but the carpet certainly has to go. Now I am back in my element as they say with plenty to do.

Shirley Anne

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