Day Eighteen

insulation on the grass
insulation on the grass

As I left to take H to school today a very big truck was arriving at the house and I was most intrigued to know what was going to be our latest delivery.  Well, here it is, lots and lots of insulation.  I am tempted to make myself a little den out of it because it has turned really cold here again and draughty is not the word for our place again.  Mum could feel a draught in a desert – I don’t think she’d like it here at the moment.

insulation on the drive
insulation on the drive

The en suite shower room is on its way out.  These are the before, we’ll get the after tomorrow when the wall is removed that adjoins the bathroom that was.  The last picture shows the old bathroom, you can hardly get in.

ensuite left
ensuite left and Lennie, having a sniff
ensuite to right
en suite to right, and Lucy
insulate insulate insulate
insulate insulate insulate

Lastly for now,  huge progress today,  the loo is working in the new bathroom, hooray. Yes, I’m keeping the cover on the seat, for ever if possible. The new bath will be up and running tomorrow. Only problem – there’s no light in there right now.  There’s always candlelight.  How delightful.

bedroom to bathroom
bedroom to bathroom

Off to collect every bed warming item I can find to keep us all cosy tonight.   Almost wishing I had a onesie!!

Day Seventeen

start of the day today
start of the day today

Well, this is how it started upstairs today.  Where’s the fabulous blue sky gone?

outside early afternoon
outside early afternoon
inside mid afternoon - roof on
inside mid afternoon – roof on
outside at the end of works today
outside at the end of works today

The new bathroom has started to arrive…

now, how does it all fit in the bathroom?
now, how does it all fit in the bathroom?

Mark and I spent half an hour today trying to work out how exactly the pieces will fit in the jigsaw of the bathroom.  Think we’re nearly there.  Tricky to imagine it with tiles and a proper floor.

banging the old drainage off the wall.
banging the old drainage pipes off the wall.

We needed some work done outside for the bathroom drainage.  Mark had a rare time hacking and burning the old pipe off.  My jasmine will never be the same but never mind.  We just won’t mention exactly how the broadband went down for a while.  Lucky the electrician  happened to  pop in just at the right moment or I wouldn’t be able to post today. Perfect timing.

Here’s a wee picture of our first daffodil to cheer you up, spring is coming, for sure.

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Day Sixteen

by lunchtime the outline of the new dormer was there
by lunchtime the outline of the new dormer was there

I left the subphotographer to record the proceedings today so I can’t really tell you how it went.  I’ll simply show you what’s happened in my absence.

end of day today
end of day today
inside once everyone had gone
inside once everyone had gone

It is so good to see some construction rather than destruction happening.  The dormer has really opened up the space at the front upstairs.  This window will be shared by the two front bedrooms.  Each bedroom will also have a Velux window.

It is a joy to report that today I finally finished ordering the downstairs bathroom.  I have spent far too much time deciding exactly what to have in it. Phew, I’m done.  We’re to have a bath, sink, toilet and a shower.  Pretty standard issue bathroom in the end, it was deciding which one of each particular item to choose that took the time.  There are so many variable factors that getting it all sorted is way more torturous than I remember from the last time we chose a bathroom.  Can you believe I spent an hour and a half at a builders’ merchant this afternoon to sort out the shower, enclosure and tray?  I thought I had it sorted before I went in!  Anyway, that’s a good job done and hopefully choosing the rest will be a cinch.

Other Stuff

The subphotographer (my husband) thought you might like to know that he ran all the way home from Musselburgh yesterday. Pretty impressive. Ten miles – it took him an hour and a half and the best bit is he deliberately ran an extra few metres to make it the 10 miles exactly. Not bad eh!