What a funny day it’s been. Sun, snow, hailstones, wind, great bright blue skies and a chill in the air. These tulips would manage to cheer even the most solemn face. tulips
We had a visit from the window man, that’s the next big step. Today’s big questions were how many astragals on the upstairs windows and what lighting to have upstairs. All sorted now.
Two pictures from upstairs today, one from the front, the other from the back. The whole perimeter is plasterboarded now and the ceiling (or walls, depending on who you ask) is next.
p.s. Look what I got for Mothers’ Day. I swear you would get 8 cups from it, it’s massive. I’m saving it for once the regeneration is done. I absolutely love it to bits. Thanks to my lovely children and husband xxxxx
What a miserable day, we have had such a good run weather wise that it’s a shock to the system when it’s grey, damp and misty all day long. I felt for the roofers today when the final Velux was going in, must have been grim up there. The extra skylight makes such a difference, the photo does not do it any justice. Even on a day like today the light was flooding in to where the stairs will be. My little bookshelf is looking good and is being used as a tool store just to check that it works.
Ryan has been stripping the wonderful bird wallpaper off today. I thought we had a sauna in the house at one point there was so much steam. He was chuffed to find a note from a previous owner, he was not to know it was from my Dad. What a lovely surprise to hear from him (in a manner of speaking). I’ll be adding to this very soon, ‘reinstated 2013’.
Other Stuff – Today’s Findings
The very last place that had not been emptied needed to be cleared out today. The dining room cupboard. A pipe has to go down the back of it from upstairs. In there I have found some more interesting objects not to mention enough Edinburgh Crystal to open a shop. Here are my ‘must keep’ favourites.
Make sure you have a look at the cherry blossom on my other post today. Dad loved recounting its latin name, Prunus Autumnalis Rosea. He said it so much I know it too. Must teach it to my children. winter flowering cherry
We have more evidence of actual rooms today, the insulation and plasterboard have formed a wee cupboard and the suggestion of walls too. Very exciting but the space is still shrinking…..we were upstairs at the weekend measuring and laying out planks to see exactly where the rooms will be. The front two are bigger than I expected but we are worried about our bed fitting in where we want it in the back room. Hmmmm. We will sort it out I’m sure. Here’s today’s evidence:-
H had her hair cut at a fab place on Saturday, they have a fairground carousel horse or a quad bike for the children to sit on and a telly right in front of them. It works. The staff are so friendly and used to dealing with nervous kids with their neurotic (or otherwise) parents. We then went for some messages and ended up choosing some lovely flower packs from the supermarket, I love Ranunculus. Being in Morningside we of course visited the great Spektakular again, Pippi Longstocking is now in H’s library. Superb choice, H.
These lovely flowers should be in bloom by June/July so I will be sure to show you them when they appear. I love the idea of having an area in the garden for growing flowers to cut. I would need to be very clever and plant them so we have flowers from early spring to early winter. Maybe that’s a project to start this Autumn.