If there was house behind the couch from which to put in writing this that’s the place I’d be. For right here the insanity begins. For 2 weeks. So I’ll drop in after I can to share updates with you and within the meantime I’m sharing photos of the outdated home to remind myself that out of the chaos will come the calm.
As issues stand – we’re sleeping within the loft – the 19yo’s bed room – fortuitously he’s in halls of residence two miles down the street. The room is stuffed with all his stuff and our stuff and there may be nearly house between the packing containers for us to search out the (his) mattress and climb in.
The builders are going full steam forward in our bed room and intention to complete the joinery and portray thereof this week. They may then transfer into the spare room/workplace which, till yesterday was utterly rammed filled with packing containers. A few of these have now been unpacked and/or moved up into the loft to create space for them to start out joinery and portray in there.
It’s downstairs, nevertheless the place issues get barely sophisticated. On Wednesday the heating engineer arrives to do the primary repair of all of the radiators – upstairs and down. This meant pulling out the cabinets within the alcoves yesterday – effectively certainly one of them. It was too noisy for a Sunday so the opposite one must be achieved earlier than then.
On Thursday the brand new floorboards arrive and we should discover house for them to acclimatise for the remainder of the week. Then the next Monday they are going to be fitted within the sitting room and corridor. Happily, they’re pre-stained and pre-aged and pre-sealed which implies that one half of the room could be laid after which all of the packing containers could be shoved over to the opposite aspect on high of two sofas, two armchairs and a desk, so the opposite half could be laid. Alternatively if all of the builders agree to remain the evening all the pieces can block the corridor.
As soon as the flooring have been fitted, the heating engineer can return to repair the radiators onto the pipes he has already moved/put in/cleaned. That’s on 12 December. In some unspecified time in the future throughout that week the home windows upstairs are additionally attributable to be fitted so the wallpaper and portray could be completed in these two bedrooms.
That leaves us with the sisal flooring in two bedrooms to be achieved within the New 12 months. And means the joinery for the sitting room can begin so the 47 packing containers of books could be unpacked.
And I’ve obtained two options to put in writing, two podcasts to document and am attending a reels workshop all earlier than Wednesday. So, as I say, if there was room to cover behind the couch that’s the place you’ll discover me and is why posts could also be slightly intermittent over the subsequent couple of weeks.
Like the kids’s story A Squash and A Squeeze nevertheless, by Christmas we could also be within the completely satisfied place of with the ability to unpack a lot of the packing containers. Simply don’t ask me the place the decorations are.
Supply: Mad About The Home