Day Nineteen

Four weeks done and boy can you see a difference.  Here are the highlights today:-

The back dormer has been prepped and the back section where the alarm was holding everything up is all sorted.

Loads of slates have been taken off at the back ready for the dormer to go in.

Still more invisible electrical work and plumbing done.  Some not so invisible like the 6 holes with wire tentacles coming out of them in the new bathroom.

We have bath taps, the children are looking forward to having a bath in a bedroom, as they see it.

The space where the stair used to be is nowhere to be seen any more.

There was another huge load of insulation on the drive today along with other bits and bobs.  The upstairs seems to be shrinking at the moment.

Have a look for yourself.

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Lennie surveying his patch
Lennie surveying his patch
small room's window has gone
small room’s window has gone
front to back today
front to back today
to front window today
to front window today
insulation making its own way upstairs
insulation making its own way upstairs

The Dogs – being photogenic

Lucy mid stretch
Lucy mid stretch
Lennie looking out for squirrels
Lennie looking out for squirrels

I’m very excited about going out for tea with a pal of mine for dosa masala, a fantastic Southern Indian dish which has a gram flour pancake filled with spicy potatoes and is served with 2 or 3 different sauces (for want of another  word).  I acquired a serious taste for dosa when I lived in Malaysia.  Well worth braving the cold for.

Have a fabulous weekend x

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 Twelve

What a day, it started out promising snow and  now it is gey dreich out there, as my Dad would have said.  In other words, cold, wet, damp, dark and miserable.  I am writing this in the garden room with full outdoor gear on and I am freezing.  The heating is off so the megatank can be installed and the water’s off for the same reason so I can’t even have a cuppa.  The good news is that we will have heating back later today but the bad news is no hot water tonight.  My  husband washed his hair in freezing cold water this morning, horrible.  There is no way I could have done that – lucky I don’t have work today.  Brrrr.

Mark installing the tank
Mark installing the tank
megatank from above! bit random
megatank from above! bit random

The upstairs is looking good, the sound insulation is down and so is half of the flooring.  It looks so much bigger now it is totally clear.

sound insulation
sound insulation
where the stairs used to be there's me!
where the stairs used to be there’s me!
flooring down
flooring down
we have a floor
we have a floor

That’s it for today folks, thanks for looking x