Day Twenty-Four

That’s five weeks down now, 4 new windows and 2 completed dormers this week.  We’re going to add an extra Velux window above the new stairs too next week.  The stairs are ordered and so are the windows for the dormer.  Progress indeed.

front to back view today
front to back view today

It feels like things are coming together, the perimeter of the upstairs will start to be boarded up next week.  Guessing the upstairs will shrink even more then.   It is hard to explain, but when you’re actually up there is does not feel big enough to have 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.  Once the space is more defined then it will be amazing to see the rooms develop and become more tangible.

back to front window today
back to front window today

We are coping fine with just a bath and toilet bathroom, best not to think about hand washing after the toilet where the children are concerned.  Wonder when the shower and screen will arrive.

The sun is shining on Edinburgh right now.  Long may it shine on you too.  Have a great weekend. x

 

 

Day Twenty-Two

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painting back dormer
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yes, he is dancing on the front dormer
back dormer all finished
back dormer all finished
the velux windows are here
the velux windows are here
Now you’ve seen what has happened today, all outside action.  The dormers are finished except for the actual windows that is, they won’t be long.  The Velux windows are going in tomorrow, one in each of the front bedrooms, one for the bathroom and one above the stairs.  The stairs are being made right now too, at the other side of Edinburgh, near Ikea, if you’d like to know.
 

 Other Stuff

Little Green Shed is a blog I am sure to read every time there is a new post.  Here’s the link – http://littlegreenshed.blogspot.co.uk/.  I am delighted to have joined the ‘nature in the home’ series on the blog, it is exciting to be able to add a tiny part to such an inspiring blog.   Here is today’s contribution.

tiny daffodil
tiny daffodil

The pot of daffodils is from last year.  I left the pot at the back door with the intention of planting the bulbs outside at some point. They never did get planted and now here the little daffies are on my windowsill again, cheering the place up, for a second year.  Just as well they never made it into the earth outside, maybe this year when the flowers have all gone.

Day Twenty-One

The back dormer is looking great and can you work out where the side view was taken from (if you know the house)?  Answers on a postcard please.

side view slates on too
side view slates on too
back dormer, all sanded and lovely
back dormer, all sanded and lovely

Wires are appearing all over the place, now they’re taking over upstairs ready  for our lights and plugs.

view of the front window
view of the front window
looking to the back window
looking to the back window