Saturday 15 th December. I had a really good night’s sleep on Friday having gone to bed feeling tired and under the weather. Whilst I was working I didn’t feel bad, I never do, it’s when I stop then it hits me! I was grateful that I had slept through eleven hours though that had been interrupted a couple of times for visits to the you know where! Gosh I don’t usually take more than five hours so I must have needed it. I felt great anyway and was ready to do some more work down in the cellar. Throughout these past twelve months I have spent a lot of time down in the cellar as you may know from my posts. Well the task for Saturday was to box-in (becoming a habit) more wiring, no pipes this time, in fact there will be no more boxing in of pipes down there as all those that needed boxing-in have now been done. Many electric cables were clipped to the surface on walls and timbers over the years and some of those really needed doing something with. Above the bottom step in the cellar hallway are clipped many cables so that was my first port of call….
The light-coloured timber is now what covers those cables. I had to use spacers behind the board and the ones at the top were very difficult to get in but I managed it with perseverance. Another thinner board was fitted to the underside too. In the background you can see the utility room. The architrave at the top of the door was missing. Several cables had been clipped in the place where it should have been. They ran to the right in the picture beneath the ceiling coving which was broken and in a mess. I decided to loosen off some of the cables and fit timber along the wall and then cover the whole area with a thin sheet of board (shown in white in the pictures). I replaced the top architrave over the door and plastered the wall above it which covered some of the exposed cables. The area to the left of the door at ceiling height needs re-plastering to finish that part of the room.
The space above the doors to the gym and the main store room (to the right but out of sight in these pictures) also requires attention. Plenty of work for me to get stuck into!