Thursday, 18 March 2010

Nearly there

Well, it must be near the end of the job because Steve, the man in charge, hasn't been here for a couple of days! Les the carpenter has fitted the oak floor in the kitchen which looks lovely and John the painter has made a good start. All the paints have been chosen and it just shows how useful the sample pots are - a colour I had picked for the kitchen looked really wrong when it dried out. It's still a novelty to have a working bath and the new shower is bliss. The bath screen just didn't work - wouldn't straighten out or seal on the bath and the handle was missing. So I prepared myself for a debate with the internet company we ordered it from and then they were very helpful and took the screen back without a murmur. A different model is now here and waiting to be fitted. And the latest good news is that the worktops are coming next Tuesday - hooray! So then the hob can go in and the sink be plumbed in properly.

Jsut a few more pictures showing bits of the different rooms. If you want to see the finished product, you'll have to wait until you visit us.

Waiting for the flat screen tv to be added ....................

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Still dusty but getting there

Sorry it's been so long since the last entry. Just so much going on. One day last week there were seven different people with at least 4 trades and I just had to go to Linda's house to have a bath and wash clothes. The plumber has been a bit here and there and when he disappeared on Wednesday and was not coming back until Saturday, I decided enough was enough so made a phone call. So he did get here on Friday for 5 hours and gave us a connected bathroom and washing machine - bliss! Everything has moved on quite a lot since these pictures and I'll upload some more this week. Worksurface has been made but is 'curing' so probably won't get here until next week. Just had a day of cleaning and tidying as I COULDN'T STAND THE MESS ANY LONGER. However I know the dust will be back.

The painter has started to put the mist coat on the walls so now we're picking paint colours and tomorrow we're probably picking up the oak floor for the kitchen. So we are definitely getting there. I reckon about 10 days should see it done, we will see ....