Friday, November 28, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Week 19

Last weekend we had our first visitors and so there was a massive effort to get things on. The kitchen has its replacement worktop and the last cupboard was fitted. A ceiling light had to be moved to accomodate it, though, with the accompanying hole in the ceiling needing replastering. The backdoor is a problem as a new door handle is difficult to find - that is one that matches the other satin chrome finished handles. The new door is also somewhat short! Apparently the hole for the door is taller than standard. (No one thought to measure it before buying the new door.) We still have the old one with cat flap in place. A template for the glass behind the hob has been measured and that will arrive in December - its getting perilously close to Christmas! All this progress meant we could finish off the new flooring, which looks fabulous.
The two guest loos are finished. Their mirrors have been installed and the handles put on the little cupboard doors. But not such good news in the bathrooms. The top floor shower has no mirror and some finishing touches are neede for the towel rail. There are a couple of door knobs, too. But the master suite is so frustrating. The large mirror is in place covering the wires etc. but the glass doors to the cupboards didn't fit for about the fourth time of trying. What is going on!
But even so, we have had a big clean up and we used the sitting room at the weekend, without being surrounded by boxes; Mel and Nick could sleep in the guest bedroom and use the new shower room with a temporary mirror - and we had moved lots of stuff into the kitchen cupboards, so we had breakfast at the new 'island' and Sunday lunch in the dining room.
We are so close to completion - and hope that the plastic can come off the kitchen cupboards very soon!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

First sighting in Tanzania.
On the way to the Serengeti

Saturday, November 01, 2008

End Week 16

Getting just a little fed up as there has been little progress this week. The builder has started a new job and so we are left high and dry - even though there are still payments due. The work tops arrived, but the granite company took it into their heads to cut the drainer on the opposite side to what we ordered, so back it will go and we will get a replacement - in a few weeks time! Still nothing is finished - what price that it gets done in time for Christmas.:-(
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